(International rail way bill, consignment note, CIM – Convention Internationale concernant le transport des Marchandises par chemin de fer)
For each transport of goods by rail follows a consignment note, sender has a duplicate. Rail waybill forms an evidence of the contents of the contract. Sender is responsible for incorrect information and clearances stated in the consignment note. Responsibility is unlimited. Railways are responsible for some information in the rail waybill such as weight, quantity and external condition of the goods. If a way bill is ” clean ” goods assume to be in perfect condition as it was in the beginning of consignment.
During transportation, the one who is in possession of consignment note duplicate can change the contract by determined e.g . that goods must be returned to the place of origin or released to other recipient that mentioned in way bill. At the destination, goods are being released to recipient stated in the way bill.