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The most commonly used bill of lading clauses
1. Application of laws and charter party references.
«The Hague Rules contained in the International Convention for the Unification of certain rules relating to B/L, dated Brussels the 25th August 1924, as enacted in the country of shipment, the corresponding Legislation of the country of destination shall apply, but in respect of shipments to which no such enactments are compulsorily applicable, the terms of the said Convention shall apply.».
«This Bill of Lading shall have effect subject to the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Code of the RF, 1999.».
«These commodities are licensed by the USA for ultimate destination, Russia, diversion contrary to U. S. Law is prohibit.».
«Subject all terms, conditions and exceptions of the Charter party dated... at... including the arbitration clause».
2. Payment of freight.
«Freight prepaid» «Freight Collect» «Freight paid».
«Freight prepaid doesn't mean that freight was actually paid. Freight must be paid before discharge of the cargo».
«Freight payable as per Charter party dated... ».
«Freight at destination».
«All expenses after passing ships tackle to be for receivers account».
3. “Unknown properties” clause.
«Shipper's weight», «Said to weight» - - S. T. W.
«Said to be»--S. T. B.
«Said to contain» -- S. T. C.
«Shipper's Load, stow and count».
«Received on board 5300 mt, 100 mt more in dispute» (указывается количество груза, принятое по мнению перевозчика).
4. Other clauses.
«Shipped on deck at shipper's risk».
«Unprotected cargo, ship is not responsible for Losses or damages by reason of this fact».
«One original Bill of Lading retained on board against which bill delivery of cargo may properly be made on instructions received from Shippers/Charters».
«We certify that the carrying vessel is not owned by Israeli subjects and will not call at any Israeli port on route to... »
5. Container clauses.
Said to contain - - S. T. C.
Said to be--S. T. B.
«Demurrage costs at port of discharge free time.... days. After expiry of the free time the following charges are due per day or part there of... Per 20' and... per 40' container.».