Waybill

Waybill is the official shipping document that travels with a shipment, identifies its consignor, consignee, origin and destination, describes the goods, and shows their weight and freight. Prepared by the shipping company for its internal record and control, it is neither a contract of carriage nor a negotiable instrument. Some common types of waybills are:

  • Astray waybill, for shipment that was miscarried or got separated from its original waybill.
  • Blanket waybill, for covering two or more shipments with one document.
  • Interline waybill, for covering handling of a shipment by two or more carriers.