What is Through Bill of Lading?
A through bill of lading is a single transportation document that covers the movement of cargo from its origin to its final destination, even if the cargo is transported on multiple modes of transportation or through multiple countries. The through bill of lading is typically issued by a carrier or freight forwarder and includes information such as the names of the shipper and consignee, the description of the cargo, and the terms and conditions of the transportation contract. The through bill of lading can simplify the shipping process by reducing paperwork and facilitating the movement of cargo through different jurisdictions. It can also provide greater visibility and control over the shipment by allowing shippers to track their cargo throughout its journey.