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What is a shipper’s letter of instruction in freight forwarding?

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S / Shipper’s letter of instruction

When entering into a shipping contract you must provide your freight forwarder or carrier with written authorization to issue a Bill of Lading or Air Waybill—and sign it on your behalf. You will provide this authorization using a document called a shipper’s letter of instruction.

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