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, but not for insuring the goods to the named place. However delivery of the goods takes place, and risk transfers from seller to buyer, at the point where the goods are taken in charge by a carrier – see delivery.
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.
The buyer may wish to arrange insurance cover for the main carriage, starting from the point where the goods are taken in charge by the carrier – NB this will not be the place referred to in the Incoterms rule, but will be specified elsewhere within the commercial agreement
See also “Carriage and Insurance Paid To CIP”