Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

MR (Mate's Receipt)

A mate's receipt (MR) is a receipt issued and signed by the chief mate of the ship for goods received on board.

What is MR (Mate's Receipt)?

A mate's receipt is a document in which the first officer of the ship, who bears responsibility for the cargo, describes the actual condition of the loaded goods. This document lists any damage and shortcomings. MR is nowadays replaced by a modern document called the Standard Shipping Note (SSN), but can still be seen in conventional trade like general cargo, dry bulk or tanker.