Letters of Indemnity

  • Alan Mitchelhill


A Letter of Indemnity is a document of both legal and commercial convenience and should always be handled with care. Its purpose in connection with bills of lading is inter alia to enable cargo to be released to a consignee without production of the original endorsed bill or to permit the issue of a duplicate set of documents when the originals have been lost or mislaid in transit. In view of the risk involved in giving delivery of cargo without an original bill of lading or in issuing a duplicate set, the countersignature of a reputable bank is necessary, and an example of the usual form is shown in Appendix Q.


Usual Form Adequate Protection Liability Insurance Custom Authority Discharge Port 
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© Alan Mitchelhill 1990

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