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shipping agent

a person or company whose business is to prepare shipping documents, arrange shipping space and insurance, and deal with customs requirements
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  • He was an auctioneer and shipping agent, and during his absence his business was annexed by a rival.

    Cecil Rhodes Princess Catherine Radziwill
  • Nestor: It is more likely he will get it consigned to the shipping agent.

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
  • Mr. Ringold said that as soon as they got settled the boys could go to San Francisco to look up the shipping agent.

  • "I pay so soon as de goots is here," said the German shipping agent.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "A derelict," explained the shipping agent, who had accompanied them to the quay.

    With the Dyaks of Borneo F. S. Brereton
  • August Strindberg was born in 1849, the son of a msalliance between a shipping agent and a servant girl.

    Modernities Horace Barnett Samuel
  • For some weeks a German down in Monaco, a shipping agent, has had a yacht in the harbour for hire.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • As we have little time to spare, I propose that we leave for the docks at once and go to a shipping agent.

    With the Dyaks of Borneo F. S. Brereton
  • Jonathan and the two doctors went to the shipping agent to learn particulars of the arrival of the Czarina Catherine.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Instead of so doing, he walked into several offices by chance, over which he saw written “shipping agent and Broker.”

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston

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