Port regulation

Description

Know port standards and legal regulations, based primarily on municipal laws, port laws or the Maritime Code.

Alternative labels

legal requirements for ports
harbour regulation
legal standards for ports
dock regulation
operating regulations for ports
regulations governing port operation
regulation for ports
seaport regulation

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Port regulation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Water traffic coordinator: Water traffic coordinator manage the movements of a vessel in ports and waterways. They ensure the efficient deployment of vessels of a shipping company.
Shipping agent: Shipping agents represent the ship owner in a foreign port. They make sure customs is cleared in a timely manner so that the cargo doesn’t have to stay too long in the port. Shipping agents also ensure that insurance, licences and other formalities are in order.
Stevedore superintendent: Stevedore superintendents supervise and monitor the freight handling and longshore labor in a dockyard to maximise productivity. They manage the loading and unloading of cargo and monitor the safety of the work area. Stevedore superintendents may also investigate incidents and prepare accident reports.
Port coordinator: Port coordinators manage operations of traffic division for port authorities. They enforce rules and regulations, such as the berthing of ships, handling and storing of cargo, and the use of port facilities. They direct policing and cleaning activities of harbour department land, streets, buildings, and water areas. Port coordinators also ensure that activities concerning revenue are documented and submitted to accounting division. They advise port authorities on rates and revisions of port tariff, and solicit steamship companies to use port facilities. They direct activities concerned with compiling daily and annual ship and cargo statistics.

Optional knowledge

Port regulation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Port regulation – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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