Port agency 2016
Foreword by John S Denholm
Chairman and Chief Executive, J & J Denholm Ltd
In an industry as international as shipping, it is impossible
for a ship operator to have offices in every port where its ships
might call. Instead, ship operators rely on a network of port
agents to act as their eyes and ears to ensure the safe and secure
running of their ships. As the representative of the ship, the port
agent helps keep global trade moving and profits flowing.
Port Agency examines in detail this critical front-line
role. From the day-to-day duties expected of a port agent and the
legal background to the role, to the mass of documentation needed
and relationships with principals, Port Agency guides the
reader through this fascinating aspect of the shipping
On a practical level, Port Agency explains the concept
of the 'arrived ship' and examines the importance of tendering the
notice of readiness. It describes how to prepare a timesheet,
calculate demurrage/despatch money, maintain accurate spending
records and compile the final disbursement accounts.
From a legal standpoint, the book examines the agent's position
in relation to other parties, explaining the extent of an agent's
authority and the consequences of breaching that authority.
Port Agency is your in-depth guide to this extended arm
of shipowners, operators and charterers.
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