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Several Common Ways of Delivery and Their Differences in Maritime Transport

Resource:The SiteDate:2019/2/19 Click:0

That is the abbreviation of telegram delivery. The bill of lading information is sent to the destination port shipping company by electronic message or electronic information. The consignee can exchange the bill of lading and take delivery of the goods by means of the bill of lading telex-release and tele-release guarantee stamped with the tele-release seal.

It is to let the shipping company notify the agent of the port of destination to deliver the goods directly, without requiring the original bill of lading, as long as it proves that it is the consignee and the telex releaser, it can take delivery of the goods.

The advantages are convenience, rapidity and safety (avoiding the risk of loss of bill of lading).

The disadvantage is that the shipper can not control the right of delivery.


The original bill of lading issued by the shipping company is a document of real right, on which the consignee can withdraw the goods and endorse them for transfer, which is an important document. SHIPPER will get the original bill of lading from the forwarder, scan it to CNEE, and then send the whole set of bills of lading to CNEE by express mail. CNEE will exchange the original bill of lading for the bill of lading; more ocean bills of lading will be used;

The advantages are that it is convenient for the buyer to pick up the goods immediately, simplify the procedures and save the cost.


Once SWB is issued, the right of goods is transferred from SHIPPER to CNEE, that is to say, CNEE can pick up the goods directly. SWB pickup does not need the original, nor does it need the electricity release fee. Trusted companies can use this delivery form.

Advantages lie in fast delivery, quick delivery, convenience, fast, mostly used for: 1. All payments received can be sent to sea waybill, 2. Multinational companies, China's subsidiaries are specifically responsible for the purchase of foreign parent companies for the convenience of delivery, fast shipping waybill.

The disadvantage is that there is usually no HOLD cargo available.

Destination Port Bill:

Delivery means that the bill of lading is seldom used. In the following special cases, this kind of bill of lading will be used:

If the bill of lading is lost, the shipper shall write a letter of guarantee to the shipping company or act as an agent to release the bill to the consignee.

The bill of lading is late and the goods arrived. In order to pick up the goods earlier, we can also use the letter of guarantee to instruct delivery.

In the absence of special circumstances, this method is generally not used.

Summarize the differences:

SWB is on board bill of lading, which is somewhat similar to radio release. Once the goods are confirmed as SEA WAY BILL, the agent will deliver the goods directly to the consignee after arrival at the port.

If the telex is released, even if the goods have arrived at the port for a long time, the agent will not deliver the goods to the consignee as long as the shipper does not notify the agent in writing to deliver the goods.

The main difference between SWB and B/L is that SWB does not have the function of real right certificate. Bill of lading is a kind of real right certificate. Bill of lading can be transferred by endorsement (indicative bill of lading). Maritime bill of lading can not be transferred. The shipper of marine bill of lading can only be the consignee specified on the marine bill of lading.

As long as the customer's payment is collected, the above form of delivery is not at risk.