Development, engagement in new initiatives and consistent achievement of set objectives – in these words we can shortly sum up year 2016. During last twelve months we were able to expand the Sea Logistics Department in Gdynia and reorganize its work to make customer service more effective.
In May 2016 we opened the Sea Logistics Department in Warsaw. This office is responsible for coordination of export and import orders within the EU and non-EU.
The Warsaw Sea Logistics Department has been established in order to improve the management of activities in sea transport. So far all key operations have been implemented in Gdynia. At present orders dealing with EU and non-EU export and EU import are being coordinated by the team working in Warsaw.
One of the most important documents required in sea transport is, apart from, a contract of carriage so called a bill of lading.
What is a bill of lading?
In accordance with Article 131(1) of the Maritime Code Act of 18 September 2001 a bill of lading is a document that confirms the admission of the cargo on board for shipping and that allows for its disposal and receipt. In other words, a bill of lading forms an obligation to the carrier to deliver the cargo to the authorized consignee. What is important, in contrary to a contract of carriage the bill of lading is an unilateral commitment.