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MULTIMODAL BILL OF LADING (B/L) Definition & Legal Meaning

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B/L issued from origin to destination for different ships and/or different transportation aircraft, railcars, ships, trucks carrying containerized door-to-door shipments. The principal carrier or the freight forwarder issuing the multimodal B/L has full liability by carriage contract over all modes of transportation for the entire journey. Also known as combined bill of lading, combined transport bill of lading, intermodal bill of lading, or multimodal transport bill of lading.


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