Freight Forwarding - Import

Freight Forwarding – Import

I am recruiting for a Freight Forwarder focusing on the import department for my client based in Great Dumnow.

My client is happy to consider someone with good IT skills and sound Customer Services background – if no Freight Forwarding experience available.

Job Description

Handling of Export Deep and Short Sea LCL/FCL bookings; receiving and making Bookings, arranging transport, issuing relevant documentation (House and Master Bills), VGM's, Customs Export Entries, CTN's, T Docs, Releases & deliveries, Invoicing.

Interaction with customers, team members and all internal departments including Sales, Operations, Transport & Finance.

Main Duties

Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with SOP and payment terms.
Placing of bookings with respective Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
Liaise with customers to ensure correct import documentation is received for the shipment(s) and forwarded to the Shipping Line / Carrier/ Agent in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure Shipping Line/ Carrier/ Agent have instructions for Bills of Lading, VGM and UCR references in a timely manner.
Receive/Check Draft Bill of Lading and ensure customer has receives a copy for approval. Send approved Draft Bill of Lading to Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent.
Allocation of incoming payments on IT system.
Ensure booking(s) are invoiced correctly by Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent as per contract rates or other spot rates as appropriate.
Work closely with departments such as Transport and Finance.
Ensure invoice(s) are paid before Bill of Lading/ Cargo is Released and dispatched.


Monday – Friday on a 3 shift system as follows:

8.00am – 5.00pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
9.00am – 6.00pm

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