Bill of Lading
The first document that begins the commercial shipping cycle. This document shows such information as the origin of the shipment, the shipment destination, a description of the freight, the number of pieces, the number of handling units, and the weight.
Its purposes include:
An itemized list of goods shipped.
A receipt for the goods. The shipper and the carrier always keep one copy as a receipt of the goods shipped.
A contract between the shipper and the carrier for the transportation of goods. It specifies the movement of a shipment from one location to another and any contractual provisions on the carrier.
You can produce the following types of bill of lading documents:
Consolidated Movement Bill of Lading (for Cross Border product type only)
Child Shipment Bill of Lading
Straight Bill of Lading
VICS (Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards)