July 20th, 2010: Bill of Lading/Konnossement


The Bill of Lading (Konnossement) "is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper, acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo for conveyance to a named place for delivery to the consignee who is usually identified. [...] A bill of lading can be used as a traded object." The Bill of Lading hence forms an (comparably) immaterial signifier for the freight (Yacht Kaiserstuhl in this case) itself.