Welcome to the website of the Maritime Retirement Scheme (MRS).
We are an industry-based scheme providing retirement and other benefits to workers in the waterfront and seafarer industries throughout New Zealand.
MRS was formed in 2016 as an amalgamation of the Seafarers Retirement Fund and the Waterfront Industry Superannuation Fund. The MRS also offers a separate Maritime KiwiSaver Scheme (MKS) which was also formed in 2016 as an amalgamation of the Seafarers KiwiSaver Scheme and the Waterfront Industry KiwiSaver Scheme. Together these schemes are known as the Fund.
MRS provides benefits to members in the event of retirement, death, total and permanent disablement, sickness or injury, redundancy and resignation. MKS is governed by the provisions of the KiwiSaver Act.
The Fund is governed by up to ten Trustees of whom up to four are appointed by the Maritime Union of New Zealand and up to are four appointed by the employers of waterside workers and seafarers. These Trustees appoint an independent chairman and a licensed independent trustee.
If you wish to become a member of MRS and/or MKS, to apply for your benefits or make any changes regarding your account, please complete the relevant form (see the Forms page).
For further information about the Fund contact us here.
Member accounts are updated as at the end of each month once the monthly earnings rate has been declared. This is usually on or around the 20th of the next month.
The March 2021 statements are now online.
Please note the March 2021 statements uploaded on 20 April 2021 included an incorrect determination of part of the credited rate for the month of March. This error was identified on 30 April 2021 and the corrected statements were uploaded on 7 May 2021. The error caused the credited rate for the balanced fund to be understated by approximately 0.3% and the credited rate for the conservative fund to be overstated by approximately 1.0%.
The April 2021 statements are expected to be available online by 20 May 2021.
If you want to know your account balances and/or transactions on your account please log in using your member number and password.
If you have any queries regarding your account please contact the Administration Manager at email@example.com or 0800 947 357.