Import/Export Seafreight Operations Clerk

Posted 3 months ago by Red Recruit
Location Essex Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £22k - 25k per year Sector Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Shipping, Transportation

Import/Export Seafreight Operations Clerk - VR/20320

The Company & Role:

Our client, a successful global freight forwarder based in Chelmsford, is looking to recruit an Import/Export Seafreight Operations Clerk to join their professional team.

Main Duties:

  • Import and export booking with Agent and Shipping line
  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking into account the perishable or hazardous nature of goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries' regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim
  • Utilising e-commerce, internet technology and satellite systems to enable real-time tracking of goods
  • Dealing with special arrangements for transporting delicate cargoes, food and medical supplies
  • Arranging courier and specialist hand-carry services
  • Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit-cost analysis
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of freight


The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience Seafreight Import or Export on a start to finish basis, and experience dealing directly with customers.

In Return:

You will receive a salary of £22-25k depending on experience.

Working hours: 08.30 to 17.00
Required working hour flexibility in case of needs

If you wish to apply, click apply now or email your CV to the Shipping Team on

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