Bills of Lading – A Guide to Good Practice
ISBN 0 9546537 1 8 - 144 pp A5 - soft cover - published January 2005 - £30
>> Bills of Lading (2nd edition) explains how to avoid disputes and problems arising from improper use of bills of lading, one of the most important yet least understood documents involved in the international carriage of goods by sea.
>> It aims to assist ship's officers, operators and managers fully understand the legal implications of bills of lading and the problems and practical issues surrounding their everyday use.
>> The guide works on various levels, with a practical guidance section supplemented by a theory section and, for the legal specialist, detailed and up-to-date legal footnotes.
>> Copies of the various international conventions are included together with an annotated and fully explained copy of the BIMCO Congenbill and a set of recommended standard letters.
>> The extended 2nd edition includes more practical situations, discussion of delivery orders and split and switch bills, clarification between waybills and straight bills and a fully updated legal section.
>> Bills of Lading is written by Stephen Mills, a solicitor and founding partner of international maritime law firm Rayfield Mills based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is widely acknowledged as an expert in the field of carriage of goods by sea.