Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Vessel Manifest

Vessel manifest is the declarations made by international ocean carriers relating to the ship's crew and contents at both the port of departure and arrival. All bills of lading are registered on the manifest.

What is Vessel Manifest?

A Vessel Manifest is a document that lists the cargo, passengers, and crew members aboard a commercial vessel. It includes information such as the names and nationalities of the crew and passengers, the weight and description of the cargo, and the port of origin and destination. The manifest is used by customs officials and other authorities to verify the contents of the vessel and ensure compliance with regulations.