French islands

The date of delivery of the goods to the carrier for their transport and, if it has been agreed, the date or delivery time of the goods in the corresponding location are requirements that the bills of lading must fulfil, as established in Article 248 of Law 14/2014 on Maritime Navigation.

An example prior to the Commercial Code of 1885 is the bill of lading signed by the Captain of the ship L’Archiduc, E Dorhman, at the port of La Orotava in Tenerife on 21 July 1783 for the shipment of wine with the COLOGAN brand, bound for the French islands. It probably refers to the what we know today as the island of Mauritius, which belonged to France in the 18th century, under the name Ile de France.


1.- Provincial Historical Archive of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Zárate Cólogan Archives.
2.- Wikipedia. The free encyclopedia.