Container seal number
There are cases where a container maybe discharged with a seal number that is different from what has been manifested and shown in the bill of lading.
Seal number discrepancy between manifest and container happens more times than you can imagine and this happens all over the world.
A seal number discrepancy can happen due to several reasons :
Typo error when capturing manifest Improper capture due to confusion caused by similar seal number patterns (Seal number XYZ 123456 and 123456 could be two different seals.)
Fraud committed by wilful usage of similar number patterns (Seal number XYZ 123456 and 123456 could be two different seals.)
Seal broken due to theft/pilferage and a new seal with a different number is now on the container.
Seal broken due to customs inspection and then resealed but manifest not amended.
Container seal picture