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House Bill of Lading

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A House Bill of Lading (HBL) is a BOL created by an Ocean Transport Intermediary (OTI), such as a freight forwarder or non-vessel operating company (NVOCC), and is issued to the supplier once the cargo has been received.  The HBL is an essential document in shipping, as it's the formal acknowledgment of the receipt of goods being shipped.

HBL has the following requirements: