indicates a different number

B/L is the bill of lading number, S/O is the booking confirmation number, and the bill of lading number on the customs declaration must be the same as the bill of lading number on the shipping agent’s document. The bill of lading number on the customs declaration must be the same as the one on the customs declaration made by the shipping agent. The shipping agent’s bill of lading number is usually the S/O from the shipping company to the shipping agent.

Operational differences

B/L :Bill of Lading Number, is the shipping company’s bill of lading number S/O : Shipping Order Number, is the shipping company’s booking number. By virtue of the S/O to carry out loading and customs declaration, so when loading and customs declaration, it is always by S/O to operate. .

The bill of lading number on the customs declaration is identical to the S/O. The B/L is the bill of lading number in the shipping company’s system and is usually shown on the owner’s bill of lading. B/L is the bill of lading number in the shipping company’s system, which is usually shown on the shipowner’s bill of lading.

other information

A maritime bill of lading is in most cases a document of title to the goods (and can be problematic in some transactions due to special circumstances). The seller (shipper) will deliver the goods to the carrier (ship), the carrier to the seller issued a set of bills of lading.

A set of bills of lading may have more than one original, commonly 1-3 originals. Any one of the originals can be used as proof of delivery. Therefore the buyer should ask the seller for a full set of original bills of lading.

After delivery by the sender, the bill of lading may be delivered to the consignee by bank (documentary L/C or consignment settlement) or directly by mail. or through a person to the consignee.

The consignee should pay attention to the notifying party on the bill of lading. When the cargo listed on the bill of lading arrives at the port, the ship will notify the notifying party, who will then notify the consignee to take the bill of lading to the port to pick up the cargo.

The time for the consignee to receive the money will depend on the settlement method you have agreed upon. If it is an irrevocable and spot letter of credit, the bill of lading and other negotiated documents delivered to the bank, the bank can negotiate the payment of the goods after examination. Payment to shipper. If it is a forward letter of credit or other settlement methods should be specific analysis.

Get the shipping company’s booking manifest, mainly check the following information

Booking No., Vessel Name/Voyage, Container Type, Port of Discharge, Destination, Replenishment Time and Cut-off Time, Cut-off Time, Time to Make Container , special requirements. Can be combined with the terminal web site or shipping company web site or electronic port or single window to check

Interpretation of shipping company SO documents

Booking number: Booking number

Vessel: ship’s name

Voyage: voyage

CY Closing DATE: Closing date, cut-off date

closing Date/Time: the date of closing

SI CUT OFF date/time: bill of lading cut-off date/time.

Expiry date: Expiry date, expiry date.

Sailing date / the date the ship left the port.

ETA (ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL): Estimated Time of Arrival, Date of Arrival (ETA). (date of arrival of ship at port of destination)

ETD (ESTIMATED TIME OF DELIVERY): Sail Date (Departure from Port of Departure) (Date)

ETC (ESTIMATED TIME OF CLOSING): Customs closing date

Port of loading (POL): Port of loading

Full Delivery Pickup Terminal: Pickup Terminal

Empty container depot, Empty Cntainer Depot

Loading port: port of loading

From City:Origin

EXP (export): export

Final destination: port of destination, final destination

Place of Delivery (POD) or To City: destination, place of delivery

Port of discharge: Port of discharge

Discharge port: Port of discharge

Load Port: Unloading Port

Dry: dry/free of liquid or moisture


cargo type: type of cargo

container number: container number

container: container

specific cargo container: special cargo container

Number of container: the number of containers

container Size: the size of the container.

CU.FT: cubic feet

Cont Status: Condition of Containers

seal number: the number of the seal.

seal No:seal number

seal type: seal type

weight: weight

Gross weight: gross weight (generally including container weight and cargo weight)

Net Weight.

Actual weight: actual weight, the total weight of the truck, container, etc. after loading.

Laden: heavy cabinet

remarks: remarks

remarks for terminal: yard/terminal remarks

piace of receipt: place of receipt

Commodity: the name of the goods

intended: intended

ETD: Expected sailing date

Booking NO: SO number/booking number

Shipper: Shipper

Container No (Number): Container No.

Equipment Number: container number

Reefer Tetails:Refrigerator Parameters

contact: contact person, contact information

contact person:聯絡人

intended fcl container delivery CUT-OFF: Specified Delivery time for heavy containers, cut-off for full container delivery

intended shipping instruction CUT-OFF: the specified document Customs clearance time, shipping instruction cut-off

DOC CUT-OFF document clearance time (may not be specified additionally, according to the general rules of the shipping company, like the above, there are) (Specifically)

Cargo nature: type of cargo

service contract NO: service contract number.

SI CUT: Stop Bill of Lading for Replenishment or Customs Cut.

BKG Staff: BKG stands for Booking, that’s Booking Staff.

Regional BKG#: reservation area.

Sales Rep: Sales Rep

BILL of Lading#: bill of lading number, bill of lading scheme

Empty pick up CY: pick up location

Empty Pick up Date: Pick up time, Pick up expiration date

Pre Carrier: Pre-loaded

Est.Arrival Date:EIS arrival time

CY CUT: Customs clearance time (it’s unclear if it’s a dock stop or a customs release slip time)

CY open: Full container opening time

Port of delivery: Port of delivery

Receive Term: Receive Term

Delivery Term: Delivery Term

Ocean Route Type: A maritime route type, mostly referring to the Indian Ocean route type.

EQ Type/Q’ty: number of containers, type EQ is an abbreviation for Equipment.

Special cargo information: Special cargo information

Special cargo information: Special cargo information

Please see attached, if exists: 如果有,請見附档/如果 Existence, see annex

Shipper'own container: shipper’s own container

Dangerous: Dangerous or dangerous goods / hazard symbols

Internal: central, internal

Released: release, let go

MT means “ton” in English, which is called METRE TONE.

FCL full container load:整柜

FCL full container load:整柜

FCL: Full Container, Full Container Load

LCL less than container load: LCL, LCL Cargo

Carrier: the carrier

Trucker: towing company/transport company

Tractor NO: license plate number

Depot: pick-up locations

Pickup Location: Pickup Location

Stuffing: place of loading

Terminal: drop-off point

Return Location: Place of delivery

Full Container Address: return container location

revised: revised, have been corrected, have been revised

Size/Type:cabinet size/type

Discharge Port:Discharge Port

Destination: Destination

Special Type:Special cabinet type

S/O No: Booking Number

Shipping Order No. :Shipping Order Number






Instruction: Loading instructions

Special Requirement: special requirements

GWT: (Gross Weight of Goods) limited weight/container, generally the total weight of the container and the goods.

SOC: cargo owners’ containers

Feeder Vessel/Lighter: Barge Voyages

WT(weight) : weight

G.W. (gross weight) : Gross weight

N.W.(net weight) : net weight

MAX (maximum): maximum, maximal.

MIN (minimum): Minimal, minimum.

M or MED (medium): medium, intermediate

P/L (packing list): packing list, details