Master Document/Form [Last Updated by: admin on 2012-01-01]
Central document in export administrative systems under which all necessary information is entered into a single master document or computer file, which is then used to generate all shipping and export documents. See also Chapter 15 on export software systems; also known as ‘aligned export documentation systems’.A document issued by the carrier to the shipper, indicating receipt of the goods, but not loading on board. Like a B/L, a mate's receipt can be either clean or claused/dirty/foul, depending on whether or not the goods have been received in apparent good condition. The mate's receipt can later be exchanged for the bill of lading.