(Note: The absence of any document called for in connection with this claim must be explained. When impossible for claimants to produce original bill of lading or paid freight bill, a bond of indemnity must be given to protect carrier against duplicate claim support by original documents.)
In the absence of the Original Freight Bill and/or Original Bill of Lading, we agree to hold the above named carrier to whom this claim is presented and any other participating carrier harmless and indemnified against any and all lawful claims which may be made against it or them arising out of the same shipment and will pay to the said carrier and any participating carrier(s) any losses, damages, costs, counsel fees or any other expenses which they or any of them may suffer or pay by reason of payment of our claim, herein described without the surrender of the Original Freight Bill or Bill of Lading, as such was not provided and/or cannot be located.
The foregoing statement of facts is hereby certified as correct.
This is to certify that the shortage described in this claim has not been received from any source and in the event shortages are received, we hereby agree to notify the carrier of the receipt of the shortage.