Our Clearing and Forwarding client is recruiting for a Groupage controller for their Johannesburg branch. Successful candidate must have experience with groupage and breakbulk with air, sea, and road freight.
Duties & Responsibilities
Receive commercial and transport documents relevant to the consolidated shipment from overseas associate offices.
Request and receive arrival notification from the shipping line or co-loader.
Forward copies of the arrival notification and house and master bills of lading to the respective Clearing Agents.
For groupage FCL, advise Shipping line of the change of container status and the nominated unpack depot.
For groupage split container, advise the shipping line of the nominated unpack depot and request the transport of cargo to other release locations where necessary.
For LCL, following the shipping line’s instructions regarding unpack depot used.
Process documentation to effect the degroup and release of consolidations.
Process claims in respect of lost or damaged goods.
Administration of shipment file.
Arrange for payment of cargo due to port authorities where applicable.
Obtain invoice for charges from the shipping line or co-loaders, check whether correct and arrange for payment.
Collate the documents required to obtain release of the cargo, including the master bill of lading, copy of manifest, unpack depot instruction and proof of payment, and surrender to shipping line or co-loader in exchange for the delivery release orders or release letter respectively.
Send delivery release orders to the unpack depot and relevant division/branch, together with copies of the manifests, before the vessel docks in order to avoid overstay penalties.
Expedite the cargo through the local transport chain and where necessary initiate enquiries to establish the whereabouts of misdirected cargo.
Attend to clearing agent representatives who call on office to obtain Delivery Release Order.
Receive SARS release letter, original house bill of lading and correct payment, as may be applicable, from clearing agent.
Retain a copy of the SARS release letter for the job file and return original to clearing agent/division.
Where house bill of lading is not available, liaise with overseas agent to obtain written authorisation from supplier to effect release without the presentation of the house bill of lading.
Upon release endorse the file cover with cheque details.
Forward payment and invoice details to accounts department.
Review the manifest regularly and follow up on outstanding releases by contacting the applicable clearing agent and arranging for the release of the consignment.
Attend to queries regarding the movement and release of cargo.
Demonstrate personal interaction with internal and external parties designed to enhance co-operation.
Process documentation to effect the degroup and release of consolidations
Desired Experience & Qualification
Company service charge rates.
Carrier conditions of trade.
National currencies and international codes.
Tariff calculation concepts,