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Sea waybill (SWB)

A sea waybill (SWB) is a shipping document that serves as evidence of a contract of carriage between a shipper and a carrier. It provides details of the goods being shipped, the origin and destination ports, and other relevant information. Unlike a bill of lading, a sea waybill is not a negotiable document and does not transfer ownership of the goods. However, it is still widely used in the shipping industry as it is faster and simpler to produce than a bill of lading.