2020 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 07. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Article 1. General.
Sec. 45.07.112. Definitions and index of definitions.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 45.07.112 (2020)

(a) In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) “bailee” means a person who, by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title, acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them;

(2) “carrier” means a person who issues a bill of lading;

(3) “consignee” means a person named in a bill of lading to whom or to whose order the bill promises delivery;

(4) “consignor” means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from whom the goods have been received for shipment;

(5) “delivery order” means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier, or other person who, in the ordinary course of business, issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading;

(6) “goods” means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation;

(7) “issuer” means a bailee who issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person who orders the possessor of goods to deliver; “issuer” includes a person for whom an agent or employee purports to act in issuing a document if the agent or employee has real or apparent authority to issue documents, even if the issuer did not receive the goods, the goods were misdescribed, or in another respect the agent or employee violated the issuer's instructions;

(8) “person entitled under the document” means the holder, in the case of a negotiable document of title, or the person to whom delivery of the goods is to be made by the terms of, or under instructions in a record under, a nonnegotiable document of title;

(9) “shipper” means a person who enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier;

(10) “sign” means, with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record, to

(A) execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

(B) attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic sound, symbol, or process;

(11) “warehouse” means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire.

(b) Definitions in other chapters applying to this chapter and the sections in which the definitions appear are

(1) “contract for sale” (AS 45.02.106);

(2) “lessee in ordinary course of business” (AS 45.12.103);

(3) “receipt” of goods (AS 45.02.103).

(c) In addition, AS 45.01 contains general definitions and principles of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this chapter.

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