Bills of Lading

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Bills of Lading
BILLS OF LADING ACT

CHAPTER 50:03

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

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L.R.O.

Act
20 of 1864

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2 Chap. 50:03 Bills of Lading

Note on Subsidiary Legislation

This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

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L.R.O.

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Bills of Lading Chap. 50:03 3

CHAPTER 50:03

BILLS OF LADING ACT

An Act relating to Bills of Lading.

[1ST OCTOBER 1864]

1. This Act may be cited as the Bills of Lading Act.

2. Every consignee of goods named in a bill of lading, and
every indorsee of a bill of lading to whom the property in the goods
therein mentioned shall pass upon or by reason of such consignment
or indorsement shall have transferred to and vested in him all rights
of suit, and be subject to the same liabilities in respect of such
goods, as if the contract contained in the bill of lading had been
made with himself.

3. Nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect any right
of stoppage in transitu, or any right to claim freight against the
original shipper or owner, or any liability of the consignee or
indorsee by reason or in consequence of his being such consignee
or indorsee, or of his receipt of the goods by reason or in
consequence of such consignment or indorsement.

4. Every bill of lading in the hands of a consignee or indorsee
for valuable consideration representing goods to have been shipped
on board a vessel shall be conclusive evidence of the shipment as
against the master or other person signing the same,
notwithstanding that such goods or some part thereof may not have
been so shipped, unless the holder of the bill of lading shall have
had actual notice at the time of receiving the same that the goods
had not been in fact laden on board but the master or other person
so signing may exonerate himself in respect of such
misrepresentation by showing that it was caused without any default
on his part, and wholly by the fraud of the shipper, or of the holder,
or of some person under whom the holder claims.

1950 Ed.
Ch. 31 No. 6
20 of 1864.

Commencement.

Short title.

Rights under
bills of lading to
vest in
consignee or
indorsee.

Saving of right
of stoppage
in transitu
or claims
for freight.

Bill of lading in
hands of
consignee
conclusive
evidence of
shipment.

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