643. Requirement for consignment note.

The contract of carriage1 must be confirmed by a consignment note, signed by the consignor and the carrier2, which accords with a uniform model3. Consignment notes do not have effect as bills of lading4. A new note must be made out for each consignment and may not, absent contrary agreement between the consignor and the carrier, relate to more than one wagon load5. The carrier must certify the taking over of the goods on the duplicate of the consignment note in an appropriate manner and must return the duplicate to the consignor