covers a shipment from the place of taking in charge or port, airport or place of loading to the place of final destination mentioned in the credit, UCP 600 article 19 is applicable. In such circumstances, the transport document must not indicate that shipment or dispatch has been effected by only one mode of transport, but it may be silent regarding the modes of transport utilized.
69. In all places where the term “multimodal transport document” is used within this document, it also includes the term “combined transport document”. A document need not be titled “multimodal transport document” or “combined transport document” to be acceptable under UCP 600 article 19, even if such expressions are used in the credit. Full Set of Originals 70. A UCP 600 article 19 transport document must indicate the number of originals that have been issued. Transport documents marked “First Original”, “Second Original”, “Third Original”, “Original”, “Duplicate”, “Triplicate”, etc., or similar expressions are all originals. Multimodal transport documents need not be marked “original” to be acceptable under a credit. In addition to UCP 600 article 17, the ICC Banking Commission Policy Statement, document 470/871(Rev), titled “The Determination of an ‘Original’ Document in the Context of UCP 500 sub- Article 20(b)” is recommended for further guidance on originals and copies and remains valid under UCP 600. The content of the Policy Statement appears in the Appendix of this publication, for reference purposes. Signing of Multimodal Transport Documents 71. Original multimodal transport documents must be signed in the form described in UCP 600 sub-article 19(a)(i) and indicate the name of the carrier, identified as the carrier. a. If an agent signs a multimodal transport document on behalf of the carrier, the agent must be identified as agent and must identify on whose behalf it is signing, unless the carrier has been identified elsewhere on the multimodal transport document. b. If the master (captain) signs the multimodal transport document, the signature of the master (captain) must be identified as “master” (“captain”). In this event, the name of the master (captain) need not be stated. c. If an agent signs the multimodal transport document on behalf of the master (captain), the agent must be identified as agent. In this event, the name of the master (captain) need not be stated. 72. If a credit states “Freight Forwarder’s Multimodal transport document is acceptable” or uses a similar phrase, then the multimodal transport document may be signed by a freight forwarder in the capacity of a freight forwarder, without the need to identify itself as carrier or agent for the named carrier. In this event, it is not necessary to show the name of the carrier.