UCPDC 600 ARTICLE 24
ARTICLE 24: Road, Rail or Inland Waterway Transport Documents
A road, rail or inland waterway transport document, however named, must appear to: i. indicate the name of the carrier and: • be signed by the carrier or a named agent for or on behalf of the carrier, or • indicate receipt of the goods by signature, stamp or notation by the carrier or a named agent for or on behalf of the carrier. Any signature, stamp or notation of receipt of the goods by the carrier or agent must be identified as that of the carrier or agent, Any signature, stamp or notation of receipt of the goods by the agent must indicate that the agent has signed or acted for or on behalf of the carrier. If a rail transport document does not identify the carrier, any signature or stamp of the railway company will be accepted as evidence of the document being signed by the carrier. ii. indicate the date of shipment or the date the goods have been received for shipment, dispatch or carriage at the place stated in the credit. Unless the transport document contains a dated reception stamp, an indication of the date of receipt or a date of shipment, the date of issuance of the transport document will be deemed to be the date of shipment. iii. indicate the place of shipment and the place of destination stated in the credit, b. i. A road transport document must appear to be the original for consignor or shipper or bear no marking indicating for whom the document has been prepared. ii. A rail transport document marked “duplicate” will be accepted as an original. iii. A rail or inland waterway transport document will be accepted as an original whether marked as an original or not. c. In the absence of an indication on the transport document as to the number of originals issued , the number presented will be deemed to constitute a full set. d. For the purpose of this article, transshipment means unloading from one means of conveyance and reloading to another means of conveyance within the same mode of transport during the carriage from the place of shipment dispatch or carriage to the place of destination stated in the credit. e. i. A road, rail or inland waterway transport document may indicate that the goods will or may be transshipped provided that the entire carriage is covered by one and the same transport document. ii. A road, rail or inland waterway transport document indicating that transshipment will or may take place is acceptable, even if the credit prohibits transshipment.