440. Usual contents of bill of lading.

A bill of lading1 is usually expressed in a printed document, containing blank spaces for the insertion of the necessary details2. It states that the goods specified in it3 have been shipped4 in apparent good order and condition5 on a particular date6 by the shipper in and on a certain ship then lying in the port of loading and bound for a particular port, and are to be delivered in like good order and condition at their destination to, or to the order of, a specified person or his assigns, or to bearer