On Deck Bill Of Lading Law and Legal Definition

On deck bill of lading refers to an ocean bill of lading containing the notation that the goods have been loaded on the deck of the vessel. When a cargo is placed on the deck of a ship for delivery, an on deck bill of lading is given to the exporter when the ship leaves port. The bill provides a list of goods loaded on the deck of the ship. It is used as proof of shipment and is often part of the documentation required for the exporter to be paid.