- 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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Osgood had become little more than its manufacturer, shipping-agent, and accountant.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
In all probability, the shipping-agent sleeps by the side of his ledger; or, if not, likely enough one of his clerks.
The shipping-agent yields assent; inserts a second aviso in the Spanish paper, addressed to marineros of all nations.