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Consignee (Buyer)

"The person or firm named in a freight contract to whom goods have been shipped or turned over for care."

Hinkelmann, E.G. 2008. Dictionary of International Trade 8th Edition. California, USA: World Trade Press

The consignee is the final receiver of the cargo. The consignee’s tasks and activities are very similar to those of the shipper. As the partner of the shipper in the sales / purchase contract the consignee’s responsibilities, costs and liabilities are defined in the delivery terms agreed to. While the consignee does not have to provide any transport documentation for the shipment, they may have to provide a credit letter before the shipment can be released by the shipper1

1) General Cargo Ship (2010): Parties involved in sea transportation of goods. buyer, seller, carrier, freight forwarder, shipper, consignee, agent & banks. Online available at

See Stakeholder

Last change: 2011-11-14

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