Where goods are loaded under a contract contemplating the issue of a bill of lading, the shipper is entitled to the issue of such a bill. In any contract for the carriage of goods by sea to which the Hague-Visby Rules apply1, this right is statutory. After receiving the goods into his charge, the carrier, or the master or agent of the carrier, must, on demand of the shipper2, issue to the shipper a bill of lading showing (among other things) the leading marks necessary for identification of the goods as the same are furnished in writing by the
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