A shipping agent is a legal entity or individual
registered for the performance of maritime shipping agency.
A shipping agent is
an individual who can conclude contracts on a maritime shipping deal for a
person who is registered for the performance of this activity.
A contract on
maritime shipping agency deal can be concluded for a shipping agent by a person
who passes the professional examination.
A shipping agent is obliged and
eligible for making deals that are necessary or usual for the implementation of
the accepted order with the diligence of good businessman and within the limits
of the authorisation. He or she has the right to reimbursement of costs and
reward for agency or to conclude contracts and can demand an advance for the
coverage of costs.
A shipping agent is obliged to keep an agent log and keep
copies of documentation.