Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Harbormaster is an officer who is in charge of vessel movements, safety, security, and environmental issues within a port.

What is Harbormaster?

A harbourmaster (or harbormaster, see spelling differences) is an official responsible for enforcing the regulations of a particular harbour or port, in order to ensure the safety of navigation, the security of the harbour and the correct operation of the port facilities.