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Freight Forwarding Coordinator

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Freight Forwarding Coordinator required for a well-established haulage & logistics company based in Dunmow.

This role will include the handling of Export Deep & 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.

  • Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with company SOP and payment terms.
  • Placing of bookings with respective Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
  • Liaise with customers to ensure correct export 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.
  • Ensure invoice(s) are paid before Bill of Lading/ Cargo is Released and dispatched.

The successful candidate will need:

  • 2+ years’ experience of Deep Sea FCL Export freight
  • Experience gained within a Freight forwarding / Logistics organisation dealing with Export shipments by Sea
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Export Customs clearance.
  • Experience on IT Programmes (Order Management Systems) for booking/documentation/Customs/Transport Purpose
  • Experience of working in a busy Export Freight Forwarding environment.

In return, my client will be offering a salary of £30,000 – £32,000.

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