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Consignees’ rights in European legal systems

Consignees’ rights in European legal systems

Frank Stevens

6.1 Introduction

Only the holder of the bill of lading is entitled to claim delivery of goods carried pursuant to it from the carrier. This exclusive right, essential to the bill of lading’s function as a document of title, is explicitly confirmed in several of the continental European maritime laws or codes. Four examples appear below:

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