Shipping Controller
Cardoso Recruitment
CapeTown, South Africa
1d ago
source : Job Placements


  • Control, arrange and monitor the delivery / shipment of containers according to the capacity plan / projections as confirmed by the sales team
  • Send shipping documentation to the shipping agent / s, and within time period (as per courier) to the client or the client’s bank
  • Responsible for the correct handling of all container seals with shipment, and removal thereof
  • Responsible for the Control of loading schedule
  • Controlling adhoc LCL / Courier Imports & Exports according to customs and client requirements + assigning appropriate tariff codes
  • Negotiating rates with transporting and courier companies
  • Providing adhoc road freight, air freight, LCL and courier quotes
  • Determine & control picking list according to loading demand, and shipment schedule
  • Prepare commercial invoice from the PF invoice to ensure compliance of the sales terms
  • Handover all invoices, sales orders / pro formas before shipment to the department manager for authorization
  • Control and manage loading of all containers
  • Responsible for the correct handling of the container seal with relation to shipping, and approval thereof
  • Responsible for economical storage methods
  • Responsible for stock movement (Finished Goods) and storage
  • Administrate pallet reports and set packing lists accordingly
  • Liaise with production department with regards to Job Cards for orders
  • Provide necessary documentation for MITTAL and SAISI concessions to Cost Clerk
  • Liase with clients in regards to documentation / special requirements
  • Liase with suppliers in regards to collection of cargo
  • Checking / approving all export related documentation from agents
  • Checking / approving all courier / road transport invoices
  • Send commercial invoices to head of logistics for approval
  • Control administration of pallet reports and the packing list
  • Handle all courier requirements (as and when required)
  • Reporting of service delivery analysis of service
  • Ongoing investigation for other methods of optimizing documents (Eg : Pallet Reports, Pro Formas, Customer File and management booklet)
  • Liaise with warehouse controller according to schedule
  • Monitor and control forklift drivers allocated to respective area
  • Carry out any other reasonable instruction from management

  • Diploma / Degree
  • Proven experience as a shipping controller (minimum 2-3 years)
  • Computer skills a necessity, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Must have an interest in logistics i.e. operations / documentation / systems
  • Attention to detail is vital
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work organized and meticulous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to plan accurately and on short notice
  • SALARY :

    Market related depending on experience.

    Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email : CR202 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format to Please upload your CV here .

    Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.

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