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Last updated Jul 15, 2024

Bills Of Lading - ML package


A Bill of Lading is the equivalent of a shipment receipt. In the shipping industry it is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper to acknowledge the receipt of the cargo shipment. It contains information about the type and quantity of goods transported, details about the route, means of transportation, etc.

This model detects key fields and extracts all info relevant to this type of document and it supports multiple document variations like Delivery Notes, Airwaybills, etc.

It can be used as a starting point for further training or be adjusted to accommodate the particularities of the business process.


The model automatically detects data such as:

  • BoL Number and Date,
  • Sender/ Receiver Name and Address,
  • Carrier Name, Loading Location, Discharging Location, Vessel Name, Voyage Number,
  • Product Part Number, Description, Quantity, Batch ID, Container ID.
Note: For the complete list of extracted fields, check the Out-of-the-box Models Details file.


Here are some samples of a filled-in form:

Related out-of-the-box pre-trained models:

  • Shipping Invoices
  • Packing Lists
  • Purchase Orders

Processed document types:

This out-of-the-box pre-trained model can be used with the following document types:

  • Bills of Lading
  • Delivery Notes
  • Sea Waybills
  • Air waybills
  • Shipping Waybills

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