What is the difference between HBL and MBL?

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Note: A bill of lading is issued as either a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading.A House Bill of lading or else HB

A bill of lading is issued as either a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading.

A House Bill of lading or else HBL is issued by a freight forwarder or an NVOCC operator to their clients. Whereas, a Master Bill of Lading or MBL is issued by the carrier to the NVOCC operator or forwarder.

HBL vs. MBL:

The shipper is usually the actual exporter of the cargo (or as dictated by the L/C)The shipper is usually the freight forwarder or NVOC operator or their agent
The consignee is usually the actual importer of the cargo (or as dictated by the L/C)The consignee is usually the office of the NVOCC operator or the freight forwarder or destination agent or counterpart
The notify could be the same as consignee (or any other party as dictated by the L/C)The Notify could be the same as consignee or any other party


 
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