To understand the meaning of a clean bill of landing, it is important to know what a bill of lading is. So, a bill of lading is a legal document that serves as a contract between a shipper and a carrier. The document states the detailed information (number of goods, type and destination) regarding the shipments being transported.
A clean bill of lading is a document tenders by the carrier after the transportation to confirm that the shipment is received in good order. Before the document is provided, the carrier does a thorough check to ensure that goods were delivered to the agreed destination as received.
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