Job Category: Freight & Logistics
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: New York
Recruiter Name: Xec-T

SUMMARY

The Import Ocean Coordinator position handles shipments from the beginning to the end of its life cycle.    This position works in a fast-paced environment and requires a strong sense of urgency, ability to manage tight deadlines, a positive “can do” attitude and excellent customer service skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recommend and explain shipping solutions to importers or agents
  • Select shipping routes based on the nature of goods shipped, transit times, and security needs
  • Determine efficient and cost-effective methods of moving goods from one location to another
  • Reserve necessary space on ships, aircraft, trains, or trucks
  • Arrange delivery or storage of goods at destinations
  • Consolidate loads with a common destination to reduce costs to individual shippers
  • Effectively communicate to customers of factors such as shipping options, timelines, transfers, or regulations affecting shipments
  • Keep records of goods dispatched or received
  • Monitor or record locations of goods in transit
  • Pay or arrange for payment of freights or other charges
  • Prepare invoices or cost quotations for freight transportation
  • Provide shipment status notifications to exporters, consignees, or insurers

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong knowledge of import processing
  • Good organizational skills
  • Desire to learn
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Packing methods according to climate, terrain, weight, nature of goods, or costs
    • US Customs procedures, ISF and AMS
    • Interworking of Shipping Lines and US Port systems
    • US RR System and storage policies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • CargoWise Experience

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