Definition of shipping agent in English:

shipping agent

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noun

  • A licensed agent in a port who transacts a ship’s business, such as insurance or documentation, for the owner.
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    • He was also the leading auctioneer in the area, believe it or not was also a shipping agent, travel agent, toll collector, playwright and the non-elected spokesman for an entire town.
    • According to the officer, boat owners pay shipping agents in Mombasa to make sure goods are cleared through the port without paying taxes or import duties.
    • His shipping profits were boosted further by his failure to pay fuel, storage, provision and personnel bills to the shipping agent handling the vessel.

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