Shipping Companies & Agents
Shipping companies and agents help look after the owners’ interests in a foreign port of call. Shipping agents are marked as the trusted representative of the owner in a harbour. Shipping agents act in the owner's name as per rights and duties of the owner towards third parties. Shipping agents can be port agents, liner agents and own agencies. Shipping agents help draw up documents for customs and harbour services and assist in making necessary contacts with the local and harbour authorities. Shipping agents arrange for necessary ship fresh water and provisions, doctor for the crew, storage bunkers and necessary repairs. Shipping agents also organize the supply, transport and handling of goods and collecting freights and cargoes.