LICENSING OF SHIPPING AGENTS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, NON VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS AND CONTAINER OPERATORS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Repealed.

3. Prohibition of carrying on of the business of a Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator without a license.

4. Licenses not transferable.

5. No compensation for any loss incurred by reason of a licenses not being issued to any person who prior to the appointed date carried on business as a Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator.

6. Suspension or Cancellation of licenses.

7. Power to issue directions to Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operators.

8. Powers of entry and inspection.

9. Maintenance of records.

10. Regulations.

11. Offences.

12. Penalties.

13. Liability of certain persons in respect of offences committed by bodies corporate or unincorporate.

13A. Shipping liable for offences of employer or servant.

14. Power to cancel licenses on Conviction of Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operators.

15. Interpretation.

10 of 1972,

9 of 1981,

16 of 1982,

18 of 2002.

AN ACT to provide for the regulation and control of the carrying on of the business of a Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarders, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers, and Container Operators by the introduction and operation of a system of licensing, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 18 of 2002.]

[Date of Commencement: 13th March, 1972]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Licensing of Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers, and Container Operators Act.

[S 1 am by s 3 of Act 18 of 2002.]

2. .

[S 2 rep by s 2 of Act 9 of 1981.]

3. Prohibition of carrying on of the business of a Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator without a license.

(1) The Minister may, by published in the Gazette, declare that, with effect from such date as shall be specified in the Order (hereafter referred to as the "appointed date”), no person shall carry on business as Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator except under the authority, or otherwise than in accordance with the terms or conditions, of a licence issued in that behalf by any appropriate authority under this Act.

(1A) Any person intending to carry on the business of Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator shall make an application to the appropriate authority in such form as may be prescribed specifying the owner, principal, charterer or master, as the case may be, on behalf of whom he intends to carry on such business as Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator.

[S 3(1A) ins by s 3(1) of Act 9 of 1981.]

(1AA) Where the appropriate authority approves an application made under subsection (1A), he may issue a licence to the applicant specifying the owner, principal, charterer or master, as the case may be, on behalf of whom the applicant may carry on the business of Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator:

Provided, however, that he may refuse to issue a licence to any applicant only where—

(a) the applicant does not possess the qualifications prescribed for the proper carrying on of the business of a Shipping Agent, Freight Forwarder, Non Vessel Operating Common Carriers and Container Operator; or

(b) the provisions of this Act or the regulations made thereunder have not been complied with.

[S 3(1AA) ins by s 3(1) of Act 9 of 1981.]

(2) No license shall be issued under this Act—

(a) to any individual; or

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