CHAPTER 415
SHIPPING AGENCY ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
SHIPPING AGENCY SERVICES

   3.   Services of a shipping agent.

PART III
ADMINISTRATION

   4.   Functions of the Divisional Director.

   5.   Functions and duties of the Authority.

   6.   Continuation of business after operation of the Act.

PART IV
CAPITAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPPING AGENTS

   7.   Qualifications for registration and licensing.

   8.   Capital requirements.

   9.   Margin of solvency.

   10.   Restriction on transfer of shares.

PART V
LICENSING PROCEDURES

   11.   Application of licence.

   12.   Licence not transferable.

   13.   Suspension or cancellation.

   14.   Effect of suspension or cancellation of an order.

   15.   Communication to be deemed complete.

   16.   No compensation for loss.

PART VI
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

   17.   Liability of body corporate.

   18.   Liability of employee or servant of shipping agent.

   19.   Offences and penalties.

PART VII
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   20.   Power to issue directions.

   21.   Power of entry and inspection.

   22.   Maintenance of records.

   23.   Exemption from application of certain provisions of the Act.

   24.   Regulations.

CHAPTER 415
THE SHIPPING AGENCY ACT

An Act to provide for the regulation and control of the business of shipping agency and for matters connected therewith.

[1st July, 2002]

Act No. 13 of 2002

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Shipping Agency Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Authority" means the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Authority;

   "Divisional Director" means the Divisional Director of the Authority responsible for shipping agency matters;

   "licence" means a licence to carry on business of shipping agency issued under this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for shipping matters;

   "Ministry" means the Ministry responsible for shipping agency matters;

   "port services or facilities" shall have the meaning assigned to them in the Tanzania Harbours Authority Act *;

   "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations made under this Act;

   "principal" means a person for whom another person acts on his behalf as an agent in the business of shipping agency;

   "shipping agent" means any person or company engaged in providing shipping agency services on behalf of the principal.

PART II
SHIPPING AGENCY SERVICES (s 3)

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