A licensed agent in a port who transacts or supervises a ship’s business, such as customs and immigration procedures, insurance, or documentation, on behalf of the owner.
- 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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