What you must know about the Bill of Lading? Stale Bill of Lading?

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A Bill of Lading is a document that evidences a contract for the carriage of goods by sea and the taking over or loading of the goods and by which the carrier undertakes to deliver the goods upon surrender of the document. A provision in the bill of lading to deliver the goods to a named person or to order constitutes such an undertaking.

Loadicator- Requirement, Documentation, Testing, and Records

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A Loadicator is a loading instrument onboard ship, which is either analogue or digital, by means of which it can be easily and quickly ascertained that, at specified read-out points, the still water bending moments, shear forces, and the still water torsional moments and lateral loads, where applicable, in any load or ballast condition will not exceed the specified permissible values.

Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)- Explained

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HSSC or Harmonized System of Survey and Certification is a process for harmonizing survey procedures and survey dates for all major ship certificates, instead of having different survey procedures and dates for certificates under different Conventions. The global and uniform implementation of HSSC is covered under IMO Resolution A.883(21), which was adopted on Nov 25, 1999. Though it is a mandatory system it is implemented on individual ships on different dates. It may be implemented by the FSA (Formal Safety Assessment) on or after Feb 4, 2000.