Original bill of lading lost when sent by courier, it will let consignee who in port of destination can't pick up containers using original bill of lading.When the original bill of lading lost, consignee take the copy bill of lading picking up the containers, or shipper provides one new original bill of lading or "telex release".
There are reasons maybe will original bill of lading lost:
Freight forwarder sends the orginal bill of lading to shipper or factory.
Shipper or factory sends by orginal bill of lading by global courier to client.
Consignee get the orginal bill of lading than lost by himself.
The freight forwarding company lost original bill of lading in destination.
Under CIF,FOB,EXW shipper have an obligation to find original bill of lading lost. He needs to do the following jobs immediately
Let shipping company or freight forwarder know the original bill of lading lost. Shipping company and freight forwarder have obligation to let person who has the original bill of lading pick up the containers from the sea port. They need to send notice to destination agent or office, knowing that this original bill of lading lost. Releasing the container until new original or "telex release".
Advertise in today's local newspapers, such as Shenzhen newspapers. Stating when, where, and which original bill of lading lost, and the canceled original bill of lading.
Pay new documents charges to shipping company and get the new original bill of lading as soon as possible. Choose better global courier shipping way and send the news one to consignee.The container after sea port only have 7 free days storage charges. Over 7 free days the charges will be more and more, higher and higher.