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This answer seems contradictory. You say it is an EXACT replica..but it can be different.
So the consignee CAN be different between the House B/L and the Master B/L?
Is that correct?
I have more to this question now: we are shipping to China.
The HBL has the Consignee read: To Order; with the notify party as X.
We have asked the forwarder to make the consignee in the MBL to read: the X that is the notify party in the MBL.
They are telling us they cannot do this.
The forwarder (and we are shipping under their contract) is telling us the MBL must read: shipper: Y and Consigned to: X XXX Notify: X
The customer (who is not the LC applicant) is insisting we make the MBL to read: shipper: Y, Consignee: X and notify: X; and the forwarder is refusing to do so.
They are saying it is their policy and related to risk? Can I not insist that they do this?
They are worried that the Consignee/Applicant on the HBL will not be able to get access to the goods if their is a different Consignee on the MBL.
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