Calling Port Agents! Meet Dylan…
This map from Seavision reveals a wide range of port agents in the UK. If you were to look at the websites of these companies you will find that many of them proudly talk about their history; their longevity; their expertise.
Focusing on these elements is designed to emphasise trust. That port agents emphasise trust so strongly doesn’t come as a great surprise because of the legal relationship that is created when they work on behalf of shipping companies.
Reaching a point where the shipping company trusts the Agent undoubtedly requires a process of building and maintaining relationships. Underpinning this relationship is the requirement for the Agent to demonstrate their competency. This will be achieved by getting the job done efficiently and cost-effectively, but in an era of increasing regulation, how can technology help an Agent with that relationship?
Also of importance is the relationship between Agent and their suppliers: it depends strongly on transparency and compliance with the law. Once again, applying technology can save everyone lots of time and consequently money.
With the scene set, we’d like to introduce Dylan:
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Lastly, on June 26 we set a puzzle.
The answer was 13 - well done to everyone who got that!
Let’s say that the ship in New York sails on 10 July and arrives 17 July, just as the 17 July ship departs London. The ship from London that left on 3 July arrives New York 10 July. Therefore, our ship encounters the ones that left London starting 4 July and ending on 16 July = 13.