Can be used for any transport mode, or where there is more than one transport mode. The seller is responsible for arranging carriage to the named place, and also for insuring the goods.
As with CPT, delivery of the goods takes place, and risk transfers from seller to buyer, before the main carriage, at the point where the goods are taken in charge by the main carrier.
Things to watch for. Terminal Handling Charges (THC) are charges made by the terminal operator. These charges may or may not be included by the carrier in their freight rates – the buyer should enquire whether the CPT price includes THC, so as to avoid surprises.
Although the seller is obliged to arrange for insurance for the journey, the rule only requires a minimum level of cover, which may be commercially unrealistic. Therefore the level of cover may need to be addressed elsewhere in the commercial agreement
See also “Carriage Paid To CPT”