Delmas Bill of Lading
Bill of Lading (B/L) Clauses
To clearly describe and control the goods being shipped a Bill of Lading (B/L) or Waybill is the contract that covers the carriage of goods. It
identifies the contract parties (carrier, shipper, merchant), what is being carried (goods) and key voyage information (vessel, route).
Information From The Delmas Legal Department
- Evidences the carriage contract
- Represents the goods being carried
- Proves that the goods have been received
- Contains the terms and conditions governing carriage of the goods, describing the rights and responsibilities of each party
Controlled ownership and access to goods in transit:
The DELMAS Waybill Principle Characteristics
- The standard B/L represents an entitlement to negotiate ownership and access to goods. Therefore, these rights belong to the legitimate
bearer of the B/L, and the transfer of the B/L document also transfers these same rights
- In contrast, the Waybill is not an entitlement to goods and therefore is not negotiable. The right to ownership or access to goods can
remain with either the shipper or the consignee
- By choosing to include on the Waybill a clause enabling the right to ownership and access to the goods to be transferred to the sole
consignee indicated on the Waybill, DELMAS has opted for a more flexible use of this document. Indeed the main goal is to permit straightforward
and immediate delivery of goods at destination
- The Waybill document provides for the handling of any dispute in exactly the same way as the standard B/L
When To Use The DELMAS Waybill
- Non negotiable: The Waybill does not represent an entitlement to goods and cannot be used as a transfer of ownership. It is simply a receipt
for the goods. Consequently the Waybill must not be claused “To order” (either to a nominated party or left blank); it must be made out to a
- Format of the Waybill: The Waybill is a specific document, the format of which, is almost exactly the same as the standard B/L from which it
emanates. On the back of the Waybill you will find the same clauses as the Bill of Lading
The waybill can be used to cover the transport of goods between two companies. It can be used for all types of goods and for a single or multiple
leg transport (eg multimodal transport under a ‘Through Bill of Lading’). The Waybill is particularly suited to the following uses:
Why Use The DELMAS Waybill
- Shipments where it is not necessary to lodge B/L’s with a bank
- The sending of goods between the head office and subsidiaries of the same company
Even if the Waybill is similar in many respects to the usual B/L, to choose the DELMAS Waybill is to opt for:
Simple And Fast Delivery Of Goods At Destination
- Simplified administration: For the shipper, it is not necessary to wait for the B/L in order to send the commercial documents to the
- Time saving: Until now, although cargo had arrived at destination, the consignee frequently had to wait for the arrival of the commercial
invoices and original B/L’s in order to collect his goods. With a Waybill, the consignee can take delivery of the goods without needing to
present any original documents. He must simply prove his identity
- Avoidance of additional costs: Storage costs and demurrage charges linked to the late arrival or possible loss of the B/L can be avoided by
using the Delmas Waybill
1. The consignee is informed by the shipper of the vessel name, the Waybill number and loading port.
2. The Delmas local agents sends the notice of arrival to the consignee.
3. The consignee then informs the DELMAS local agent by fax who he will be sending to the DELMAS agency to collect the delivery release note. The release note will be handed over upon presentation of a copy of this fax at the DELMAS agency by the consignee’s nominate.
4. When the consignee indicated on the Waybill wants an agent to collect the cargo, he must simply inform DELMAS agent at destination by fax.
5. The original consignee should then pass a copy of this message to the forwarding agent/nominated party who will be physically taking delivery of the goods.
6. At destination, the DELMAS agent will release the goods simply based on the presentation of this fax in confirmation of the identity of the nominated party.
For advice on any of the above please contact your local DELMAS agent.
Delmas BL Clauses
The present terms and conditions are provided on an indicative basis and can not constitute the effective undertaking of DELMAS for which we
invite you to refer to the actual issued Bill of Lading related to the carriage of your goods.