• An order from the consignee, shipper or owner of freight to a terminal operator, carrier or warehouse to deliver freight to another party. On imports, it may also be known as a pier release.
  • A document which is neither a bill of lading or a waybill but contains an undertaking which:
    • is given under or for the purposes of a contract for the carriage by sea of goods to which the document relates, or of goods which include those goods; and
    • is an undertaking by the carrier to a person identified in the document to deliver those goods to that person which the document relates.
  • Delivery orders are capable of transferring contractual rights by way of endorsements, but they are not necessarily documents of title in the sense of being able to pass constructive possession.