When transporting goods, a bill of lading must be enclosed if the transport is specified in a freight contract. The bill of lading provides information about the transported goods and contains all relevant and prescribed information for transport. In addition to the information for the carriage, the freight is described exactly and features such as the number of pieces documented. The bill of lading documents the handover of the cargo to the carrier and the contents of the contract of carriage assumes that the cargo is in good condition at the time of delivery. If the goods are transported only at national level, you do not need to have a bill of lading but can use other accompanying documents such as a delivery note or packing list.