Profession non-vessel operating common carrier

Non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) are consolidators in ocean trades who will buy space from a carrier and sub-sell it to smaller ship­pers. They issue bills of lading, publish tariffs and otherwise conducts themselves as ocean common carriers.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Cartography

    The study of interpreting the elements depicted in maps, the measures and technical specifications. 

  • International tariffs

    Know international tariffs, taxes, or duties that must be paid on a particular class of import or export materials.

  • Principles of cargo stowage

    Understand the principles of cargo stowage. Understand procedures by which containers should be efficiently loaded and unloaded, taking into account gravitational forces that are exerted during transportation.

  • Match vessels to shipping routes

    Understand how particular types of ships are transport different kinds of cargo and operate on different shipping routes. Know the current maritime routes to plan and schedule the arrival and departure of ships from ports.

  • Types of packaging used in industrial shipments

    Know various types of packaging materials used for industrial shipments, according to the type of goods to be shipped. Comply with regulations on packaging of goods.

Skills

  • Set import export strategies

    Develop and plan the strategies for import and export, according to the size of the company, the nature of its products, expertise and business conditions on the international markets.

  • Weigh shipments

    Weigh shipments and calculate the maximum weights and dimensions, per package or per item, for each consignment.

  • Manage freight payment methods

    Manage freight payment methods in accordance with the procedure that must be followed wherein payment is made around the time the freight is due to arrive, clear customs, and be released.

  • Plan transport operations

    Plan mobility and transport for different departments, in order to obtain the best possible movement of equipment and materials. Negotiate the best possible delivery rates; compare different bids and select the most reliable and cost-effective bid.

  • Coordinate export transportation activities

    Coordinate all export transportation operations while considering export strategies and services.

  • Handle shipment paperwork

    Handle paperwork containing information on shipments and attached to goods about to be shipped. Ensure that identification information is complete, visible, and in compliance with all regulations. Check labels showing product counts, final destination, and model numbers.

  • Have access to shipping rates

    Have the ability to access information about shipping rates and compare the information across providers. Use this information to prepare bids for clients.

  • Oversee cargo storage requirements

    Oversee the implementation of requirements in the storage of customer cargo.

  • Ensure compliance with shipment regulations

    Ensure compliance with shipment laws, regulations and policies; keep shipments secure and damage free; ensure the safety of staff members handling the cargo.

  • Make bids in forward auctions

    Create and provide forward bids, taking into account possible special requirements such as refrigeration of goods or transport of potentially hazardous materials.

  • Manage import export licenses

    Ensure the effective issuing of permits and licenses in import and export processes.

  • Prepare bills of lading

    Prepare bills of lading and associated shipping documentation in accordance with customs and legal requirements.

  • Apply procedures to ensure cargo complies with customs regulations

    Apply the different procedures required to meet customs obligations when transporting goods across borders and arriving via ports/airports or any other logistics hub, such as producing written customs declarations. Apply different procedures for different types of goods, and ensure compliance with shipping regulations.;

  • Control trade commercial documentation

    Monitor written records containing information related to commercial transactions such as invoice, letter of credit, order, shipping, certificate of origin.

  • Coordinate import transportation activities

    Oversee import transportation operations; optimise import processes and service strategies.

  • Book cargo

    Book cargo for shipment following customer specifications.

  • Use maritime English

    Communicate in English employing language used in actual situations on board ships, in ports and elsewhere in the shipping chain.

  • Keep up-to-date to current customs regulations

    Follow the latest developments and changes occurred in customs regulations and government policies related to international trade.

  • Prepare freight shipment reports

    Compose and submit freight shipment reports. Include detailed information on freight conditions and freight handling; report problems if necessary.

Optional knowledge and skills

negotiate logistics services types of maritime vessels vessel stability principles use different communication channels communicate with customers have computer literacy act reliably