shipping agent


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shipping agent

n
(Professions) a person or company whose business is to prepare shipping documents, arrange shipping space and insurance, and deal with customs requirements
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipping agent - the agent of a shipowner
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
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shipping agent

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I saw these advertisements about harpooners, and high wages, so I went to the shipping agents, and they sent me here.
The shipping agent has the following main tasks: (a) assist in carrying out port, customs and other formalities related to the visit of the ship; (b) regulate payments for port, customs and other charges and levies in connection with the visit of the ship; (c) provide the ship with floating means and tugs, pilots, etc.
The Maritime Law continues, noting that a shipping agent may receive cargo before the commencement of an ocean voyage for the purpose of shipping and delivery.
Consequently, the role of the shipping agent becomes increasingly important in this key area of commerce.
Suit for recovery of damages for short landing of consignment of palm, was filed against the shipowner and his local shipping agent. The foreign shipowner wassought to be served with sinuous through the local against.
Iraq has restarted crude oil flow from the Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Dow Jones has reported, citing a Middle Eastern shipping agent.
"The shipping agent is the first beneficiary of the crisis.
Summary: Global shipping and logistics services provider GAC has been named 'Shipping Agent of the Year' at the Supply Chain & Transport (SCAT) Awards 2010, the leading awards event for the Middle East's transport and logistics industry.
The bids for the British port and shipping agent are expected in the next few weeks.
"We are naturally delighted to be the first shipping agent in the world to receive external acknowledgement of the quality of our processes and procedures under this new auditing scheme," said Casper Shipping's managing director Michael Shakesheff.
Butler then asked a shipping agent on board if he would post a parcel for him, which was not thought particularly unusual, although the agent thought it was odd that he wanted it sent by courier rather than just put in the mail.
Even though the local shipping agent had confirmed they were facilitating the ship's arrival, they denied sharing the exact time of its arrival with the media.