Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


The person or firm named in a freight contract to whom goods have been shipped or turned over for care.

What is Consignee?

A consignee in shipping is listed on the bill of lading (BOL). This person or entity is the shipment receiver and generally the owner of the shipped goods. Unless there are other instructions, the consignee is the entity or person legally required to be present to accept the shipment.