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188.8.131.52 CARGO QUANTITY AND SIGNING BILLS OF LADING
After completion of loading, ullage and temperature measurements should be carefully taken to accurately calculate the loaded quantity. For advice regarding the issue of the bills of lading, please see section 2.11.4 Signing bills of lading. The local correspondent should be contacted for assistance if in any doubt.
The bills of lading presented for signature will usually be evidence of the quantity of cargo loaded and it is important therefore to deduct from the vessel’s ullage figures any “On-board-quantity” (OBQ) and any free water loaded with the cargo.