Describe the following documents and state one use of each;
(a) consignment note
(b) bill of sight
(a) Consignment Note:
(i) This is a document issued by the carrier when goods are to be carried by another means other than the supplier’s own fleet.
(ii) It will state whether the freight has been paid or not.
(iii) It will be signed on delivery of goods by the consignee as evidence of delivery.
(b) Bill of sight:
(i) This is a document usually prepared by the owner of the goods stating the contents of the goods.
(ii) It is used as a declaration of content to allow the owner of the goods to inspect the goods pending the arrival of the bill of lading.
(I) it is a pictorial presentation of goods and articles available for sale, especially in mail order business.
(ii) It is used to inform the buyers of the details of the goods, as to sizes, colours, prices and delivery terms.
(iii) It can be used as a quotation or reply to the enquiry.
(i) It is a document issued by the transport companies to show the details of passengers and goods on board a ship/plane.
(ii) This is used to identify the passengers or their goods in case of an accident. (iii) It is also used to compile trade statistics.
(i) This is a document that shows details of goods and the name of the consignee and consignor.
(ii) It usually accompanies goods in transit.
(iii) It will be used to cross-check the goods on arrival.