THE CUSTOM AGENT

THE FORWARDER

VESSEL SHIPBROKER

THE STOWING COMPANY

 

THE CUSTOM  AGENT

It is the physical or juridical person who can carry out custom clearance on behalf of third parties, in any of the following cases: import, export or transit.

 

THE FORWARDER

Is the physical juridical person whose activity can be defined as the coordination of cargo transport according to the needs of the clients (importer/exporter) for which they contact the wessel Shipbrokers, Custom Agents, transport companies (carriers) and, in general, those who supply services linked to the cargo transport activity.

 

VESSEL SHIPBROKER

Is the physical or juridical person who works as independent intermediary on the name and account of a ship owner or shipping company.

 

THE STOWING COMPANY

The Stowing Company is in charge of the cargo handling operations. In general, it has an administrative concession from the port authority, enabling them to use a space on the dock, where they can carry out their works exclusively.

Occasionally the stowing company is called "port terminal" because it is the operator of a determined terminal.


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