What basic information should a bill of lading contain?

Reference number; shipper’s name/address; consignee’s name/address, or “to order”; notify party’s name/address; loading port; loading date; vessel’s name;Β 

discharge port; number & type of packages; contents; weight or volume; any leading marks; statement that goods were received on board/loaded/shipped “in good order and condition”, qualified by any suitable remarks about defective order or condition; number of original bills of lading issued in set; signature of carrier, master or agent. Copies should be stamped “copy – non-negotiable”.


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What additional remarks should a bill of lading contain if cargo has been shipped on deck?

Will any copy bills of lading be issued along with the set of originals?