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Transport Act 1962

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The Docks Board

9Duty and powers of Docks Board

(1)It shall be the duty of the Docks Board in the exercise of their powers under this Act to provide, to such extent as they may think expedient, port facilities at the harbours owned or managed by the Board, and to have due regard to efficiency, economy and safety of operation as respects the services and facilities provided by them.

(2)Subject to this Act, the Docks Board shall have power—

(a)to operate the harbours owned or managed by the Board and to provide port facilities at those harbours,

(b)to consign goods on behalf of other persons to or from, or on routes through, the harbours owned or managed by the Board,

(c)to store goods which have been or are to be loaded or unloaded in or carried through any harbour owned or managed by the Board and, so far as any premises provided for the purposes of that or any other part of their business are not required for those purposes, to use them to provide facilities for the storage of other goods.

(3)Subsection (1) of this section shall not be construed as imposing, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court to which the Board would not otherwise be subject.

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