In this chapter, we will examine bills of lading other than the traditional ocean bill of lading involving a single ocean voyage. First, ‘received for shipment’ bills, where the sea carrier receives goods into its custody prior to their being loaded onto the vessel. Secondly, ‘through bills’, which involve two sea legs when the cargo is trans-shipped. Thirdly, ‘combined transport’ or ‘multimodal’ bills of lading, which involves a sea leg and at least one other mode of transport, such as road carriage.
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