Definition of port captain in English:

port captain

noun

  • 1A civil or military officer responsible for a port's security, approving arrivals and departures, etc.; = "Captain of the Port".

  • 2An employee of a shipping company who superintends vessels in port, especially when they are loading and unloading cargo.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Justamond (d. 1786).