Multiple company names can be entered in the Notification field. On the other hand, the recipient field is always populated with individual entities. The notifying party is the contact person who is informed when the consignment arrives at its destination. The notifying party may be several persons: the buyer, the freight forwarder or another legal entity. The declarant is also responsible for customs clearance at destination. Your supplier may also request a notification party, the party that can be notified of the arrival of the cargo. A bill of lading may contain several notifying parties, but only one is not mandatory. Designate yourself as the notifying party if you are not sure who the notifying party is. There are several cases where the consignee and the notifier are identical.
In the case of banks that are the recipient or the recipient marked « ORDER », the reporting party is usually the actual recipient. Liner has no expectations regarding the details on the bill of lading. The company does not know who the shipper, consignee or notifier is (until it appears on the bill of lading) and will respect what is declared by the party making the reservation. Dear Sir, Good morning, I would like to ask what are the powers of notification on the bill of lading. Is it just to remind him of the arrival of the shipment or does he have other powers, for example, if I sell the shipment, can he control the shipment and not release it with the exchange office? Or are you otherwise in control? However, most shipping lines, especially those operating liner service, do not accept any liability for failure to notify and this clause is displayed on page 1 (Terms and Conditions of Bill of Lading – Yes, this is page 1) and also on the back in the Notification Part field. The notifying party shall be listed on the bill of lading in accordance with the instructions of the consignor or as indicated on the letter of credit. Trust this to help you. In some cases, the notifying party will have access to the shipping company`s cargo tracking system, which tracks and displays the specific cargo item from the moment of loading on board the carrier until it is picked up by the authorized customer. Hi Mahesh, the line portal could provide this option to the 1st and 2nd notification parties, IF NECESSARY, as there are cases where some customers require more than one notification to the one indicated on the bill of lading. The contact details of the notifying party shall be specified in the shipping instruction submitted to the shipping company. There may or may not be a relationship between the consignee and the notifying party or between the shipper and the notifying party. Dear Hariesh, I work in a transport company in Iran.
As soon as our company was informed about the B/L, the carrier`s agent in Iran did not give us an arrival notification!!! And they insisted on their decision. Are they right???????? The notifying party is a person who must be informed by the carrier with the consignee when the consignment arrives at the port of discharge. Yes, you can use a second notification. It is usually placed in the body of the BL (not in the header). Again, the carrier is not responsible for notifying anyone. Details of the terms of carriage of these goods and who pays the transport costs, whether borne in part by the seller and partly by the buyer or entirely by a party, method of payment for transport, all this is covered by the contract of carriage. Unusual delays in publication due to failure to inform the reporting party may impede these calculations and planning and disrupt the Company`s supply chain. Upon request of the destination obligation, the representative of the local shipper who has never been a party to the BL shipper`s shipment sends all shipping documents to customs without informing the consignee or the reporting party. In this case, can the journalist lay charges of breach of confidentiality? Can damages be claimed? Is it even the right thing to do? If the notifying party does not coincide with the consignee on the invoice, the notifying party shall only be informed of the estimated time of arrival of the vessel (ETA) in order to be able to carry out its customs clearance and delivery of the goods to the consignee in a timely manner. As a rule, the broker does not pursue such things unless instructed to do so. I do not know if the FF informed the broker that it was listed as a notification on the invoice. If they have been notified and invited to track the shipment, the responsibility lies with the broker.
To put it more clearly, for example, I am sending a shipment from the United Arab Emirates to India. I have a shipper of UAE companies, can I use another UAE company to be a notification party in the bill of lading. To make sure nothing goes wrong, you need to understand not only the process and all the necessary documentation, but also the roles and responsibilities of each party involved in shipping goods overseas. Due to this problem, the Singaporean company does not have a transit document (BL) to support and prove the export. Therefore, we designated the Singaporean company as the notifying party, but the Indonesian customs clearance agent said that the notifying party had to be the Indonesian company. The shipper is the party responsible for the preparation of all goods to be transported as well as the processing of all necessary documents. Examples of the type of documentation required include obtaining appropriate licences and verifying customs exceptions and limitations to avoid delays in customs clearance at the port of origin and port of destination. It may also be the customer of the consignee to whom the goods were sold during the transit of the cargo from the place of origin to the place of destination. Generally, the recipient is the party who makes payments to the seller for the purchase of goods.
But it is not always necessary for the same recipient to receive them. The recipient is the one who must receive, inspect and sign the shipment at the time of delivery. As a general rule, the freight forwarder is not able to legally make the delivery without the consent of a consignee or other authorized representative. However, the line is not obliged to notify some or all of them according to their terms and conditions, as I mentioned in the post.