on board

(shipping) Notation on a bill of lading indicating that the goods have been loaded on board or shipped on a named ship. In the case of received for shipment bills of lading, the following four parties are authorized to add this “on board” notation: (1) the carrier, (2) the carrier’s agent, (3) the master of the ship, and (4) the master’s agent. See ocean bill of lading; bill of lading; negotiable bill of lading.

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