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Clean On Board

Clean On Board is a clause inserted in the bill of lading by some shipping/transportation companies, stating that they have not noted or are not familiar with any irregularities or discrepancies in the packing or in the general condition of any part of the goods or its description.

What is Clean On Board?

Clean On Board is a clause inserted in the bill of lading by some shipping/transportation companies, stating that they have not noted or are not familiar with any irregularities or discrepancies in the packing or in the general condition of any part of the goods or its description.

A clean Bill of Lading is issued with the added term “clean on board”. This means that the goods have been received in good order and in a good condition, as far as the shipping company can see. This is an old term, dating back to times when every shipment was physically loaded by the crew.

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