A Bill of Lading (BL short form) is a legal document between the shipper of freight and the carrier. BL contains details such as type, quantity, destination, terms and the timeline of the shipment being carried. A Bill of Lading also serves as a receipt of goods on board, evidence of contact of carriage and document of title to the goods.

However, you must note that a Bill of Lading is NOT:

1. a Contract between the Seller and the Buyer;

2. a Contract of Carriage between the Carrier and Shipper.

Although the layout of the document may slightly change, the content is generally accepted throughout the world of trade. Below is the copy of a BL for sample use

A sample of a Bill of Lading document
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