Once the goods have been loaded onto your mode of transport, the transporter will issue one of the following:

  • The shipping line issues a full set of bills of lading, comprising three originals and six non-negotiable copies
  • An airline will issue you with an air waybill
  • Transnet will issue you with a freight transit order
  • A road carrier/hauler will issue you with a road consignment note

At this point, the transport (ship, aircraft, truck, railway truck) departs.