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Cargo Co-Ordinator

Cargo Co-Ordinator

Position: Cargo Co-Ordinator
Employee Group: Non Permanent
Department: Operations
Location: Port Elizabeth
Reporting To: Operations Supervisor
Grade Level: HRLYJ2
Reference Number: 203317

Position Purpose:
To inspect cargo & record details for revenue purposes to ensure the correct cargo is shipped and landed to avoid claims.

Position outputs:

  • Obtain hand over
  • Obtain loading instruction
  • Allocate General Workers to hook
  • Tally cargo on Tally Sheet
  • Supervise Port Workers in terms of hooking
  • Record delays on delay sheet
  • Complete incident / accident report
  • Inspect cargo/container on truck for damages
  • Scan (P-check) container via HHT into NAVIS
  • Complete Container Inspection Form for damages to container/s (CIR)
  • Supervise drivers during shift
  • Scrutinise landing orders for despatching of cargo
  • Locate cargo and instruct driver to uplift
  • Instruct Port Workers to place dunnage
  • Complete delivery note and hand to driver
  • Complete SAP1 and SAP 2 documents
  • Compare shipping order from driver to one in possession
  • Position cargo according to stack plan
  • Obtain list of cargo to be loaded onto rail truck from agent
  • Open all rail trucks and ensure they are clean
  • Ensure truck mass is not exceeded
  • Complete loading out list and ensure trucks are closed
  • Make out truck labels
  • Report all breakdowns/accidents
  • Identify vessels working
  • Attend on board meeting if required
  • Obtain manifest 72 hours before arrival of vessel
  • Scrutinise manifest and obtain landing orders
  • Open file for vessel
  • Cross reference landing orders against manifest
  • Obtain (tally) from wharf
  • Check Tallies against manifest
  • Identify short landed cargo and follow up
  • Square up vessel file after ensuring cargo is dispatched correctly
  • Send file to revenue

Cargo Co-Ordinator Qualifications & Experience:

  • Matric / NQF Level 4
  • 2 years’ relevant experience in Port Operations/Maritime Services/warehouse tally clerk.


  • Shed Yard and Wharf-side operations
  • Cargo types
  • Shipping, landing, and transshipment of cargo
  • Road distribution
  • Rail cargo
  • Safety Procedures
  • Hazmat cargo

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