Cargo Coordinator - Transnet

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Position Purpose:

  • To inspect and verify cargo & record details for revenue purposes to ensure the correct cargo is shipped and landed using a
  • Hand Held Scanner to avoid claims. (Sea side).
  • To ensure and verify that Cargo is stacked and arranged in the right position and accurate (land side)


Position outputs:

  • Obtain hand over and loading instructions
  • Allocate General Workers to hook
  • Check incoming and outgoing Cargo by using Tally Sheet
  • Supervise Port Workers in terms of hooking
  • 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)
  • Monitor and instruct drivers during shift
  • Scrutinise landing orders for despatching of cargo
  • Locate cargo and instruct driver to uplift



  • Instruct Port Workers to place dunnage (specialised gear)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cross reference landing orders against manifest by verifying with that cargo goes to the right customer
  • Obtain (tally) from wharf
  • Identify short landed cargo and follow up.
  • Adhere to Safety and Environment

Water Side :Record delays on delay sheet

Break Bulk (only)

  • Complete delivery note and hand to driver (Break Bulk)
  • Ensure truck mass is not exceeded (Break Bulk)
  • Complete loading out list and ensure trucks are closed (Break Bulk)
  • Make out truck labels ((Break Bulk)
  • Check Tallies against manifest (break Bulk)


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Matric/NQF Level 4
  • 2 years’ relevant experience in Port Operations/ Maritime Services/warehouse telly clerk.
  • Relevant Cargo Controller Certificate is an added advantage




Knowledge required:

  • Yard and Wharf-side operations
  • Cargo types-rail,sea,land
  • Shipping, landing and transshipment of cargo
  • Safety Procedures
  • ISPS Code for Multi dangerous Cargo
  • Operational Procedures
  • NAVIS (advantage)
  • Cargo Documentation



How To Apply

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet. Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)


The closing date is on 04.05.2021. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to

[email protected]

We urge all our employees, clients, members of the public and our suppliers to report any kind of fraud or corruption at Transnet. Call the hotline toll free number: 0800 003 056 or email [email protected]

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