"Upon acceptance of this waybill by a bank against a letter of credit transaction the shipper irrevocably renounces any right to vary the identity of the consignee of these goods during transit."
710 River waybill: Transport document issued by the carrier to the shipper of goods carried by river which evidences receipt of the goods for carriage and binds the carrier to surrender the goods to the consignee at the port of destination.
710 Sea waybill: Non-negotiable document which evidences a contract for the carriage of goods by sea and the taking over of the goods by the carrier, and by which the carrier undertakes to deliver the goods to the consignee named in the document.
A precondition for the mandatory protection for the third party, for example, a consignee not being the charterer, is to possess a bill of lading.
A sea waybill, on the other hand, was a different type of non-negotiable document in that it evidenced the contract of carriage, and which identified the consignee.
Also in this case, the additional charges and expenses occasioned are the responsibility of the shipper or the consignee, subject to cases of general average.
Any claim for loss of or damage to the cargo is most likely to be made by a consignee.
Another suggestion was that a reference to the controlling party might need to be introduced in the definition of "consignee".
Are its contents conclusive evidence towards the consignee?
Dented or mishandled containers could indicate illegally transported hazardous waste, as products must be kept in good condition in order to be acceptable to a lawful consignee.
the person to whom merchandise is delivered over: recipient, receiver