waybill

Definition of consignment note

The waybill is a shipping document that is issued by the sender as a document of evidence. It is to be regarded as a notarization of the freight contract and is used in rail freight transport, road freight transport and Air freight transport needed. The main content of the consignment note is (§ 426 HGB, § 56 EVO, § 11 KVO):

Content of the waybill

  • Place and date of issue, address of the recipient
  • Place of dispatch and destination (possibly unloading point, train station)
  • Description of goods and, if applicable, declaration of value, weight, dimensions, number, etc.
  • List of accompanying documents, freight payment note
  • Address and signature of the sender, address of the carrier.

Waybill takes place as a detailed order!

The consignment note contains the detailed order from the sender to the carrier to deliver goods to the recipient named in the consignment note (Section 426 of the German Commercial Code). He accompanies the goods, the receipt of which has to be confirmed (§ 55 Railway Traffic Regulations). In addition to national traffic, a distinction must be made between:

  • International rail waybill
  • International waybill in road freight transport
  • International air waybill.

Consignment note disposition right

The waybill usually contains the right to dispose of the goods as long as they have not yet been delivered to the recipient. Within the scope of this right, the sender can z. B. stop the goods or deliver the goods to another recipient. Because it is tied to the submission of the duplicate of the consignment note remaining with the sender, the consignment note can be financially eligible if the duplicate is deposited. The right of disposition expires upon delivery of the goods to the recipient.

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