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Shipping Terms Glossary: Master Bill of Lading (MBL)

A bill of lading issued by the carrier to a freight forwarder as a receipt of goods. This bill will show the origin freight forwarder as the consignor and the destination forwarder as the consignee.

A master bill allows the transfer of ownership of goods from the origin freight forwarder to the destination forwarder.


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