A notification by carrier of ship's arrival to the consignee, the "Notify Party," and - when applicable - the "Also Notify Party." These parties in interest are listed in blocks 3, 4 and 10, respectively, of the Bill of Lading.
A notification by the steamship, railroad, or over-the-road trucker. It informs the consignee of the arrival of the goods and usually indicates the pickup location and the allowed free time before storage charges begin.
A notice from the ocean carrier to the "notify party" indicating the vessel's estimated arrival date; identifying shipment details such as number of packages, weight, and container number, and indicating when free time expires. Often includes a freight invoice.
A notice sent by the carier that informs the party stated on the Bill of Lading of the estimated arival date of the vessel, aircraft, or cargo. It will normally indicate where the cargo will be available for customs clearance, pickup or comparable handling, when free time will expire, charges that must be paid prior to release of the cargo by the carrier or any other requirements which must be met prior to release by the carrier.