Cargo Receipt

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A document that serves as proof of receipt of cargo by a carrier.

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What is a Cargo Receipt?

A Cargo Receipt in shipping is a document that serves as proof of receipt of cargo by the carrier or shipping company. The receipt provides a detailed description of the cargo being transported, including information such as the type of goods, the quantity of each item, and the weight and dimensions of the cargo. 


The Cargo Receipt is typically issued by the carrier or shipping company at the time the cargo is received, and it serves as a legal record of the transaction. The receipt may also include information about any special handling or storage instructions, as well as the name and address of the shipper and consignee. 


The Cargo Receipt is an important document for both the shipper and the carrier, as it serves as a record of the cargo that is being transported and helps to ensure that the goods are properly accounted for and delivered to the correct destination. The receipt is also used for customs and regulatory purposes and may be required by authorities in both the port of departure and the port of arrival. 

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