CMR Consignment Note:

  • The CMR consignment note, also known as the CMR waybill or CMR document, is a standardized document used for road freight transportation.
  • It outlines the contractual terms between the shipper (consignor) and the carrier (road transport operator) for the carriage of goods.
  • The CMR consignment note contains information about the sender and recipient of the goods, details of the goods being transported (description, quantity, weight), and conditions of carriage.
  • It serves as evidence of the contract of carriage, receipt of goods, and proof of delivery upon completion of the transport.
  • The CMR consignment note is often used for customs clearance and as a transport document for cross-border road shipments.

Key Information on a CMR Consignment Note:

  • Sender/Consignor: Details of the party sending the goods.
  • Carrier: Information about the road transport operator responsible for the transportation.
  • Consignee: Details of the party receiving the goods.
  • Description of Goods: Description, nature, and characteristics of the goods being transported.
  • Quantity and Weight: Information about the quantity, weight, or volume of the goods.
  • Special Instructions: Any specific instructions or requirements related to the transportation of the goods.
  • Delivery Instructions: Information regarding the place and conditions of delivery.
  • Signatures: The consignor, carrier, and consignee are required to sign the CMR consignment note to acknowledge their agreement to the terms and conditions.

The CMR consignment note is a legally binding document and plays a vital role in documenting and managing road freight transportation operations. It provides transparency and accountability throughout the shipment journey and ensures compliance with the provisions of the CMR.