Profession port coordinator
Port coordinators manage operations of traffic division for port authorities. They enforce rules and regulations, such as the berthing of ships, handling and storing of cargo, and the use of port facilities. They direct policing and cleaning activities of harbour department land, streets, buildings, and water areas. Port coordinators also ensure that activities concerning revenue are documented and submitted to accounting division. They advise port authorities on rates and revisions of port tariff, and solicit steamship companies to use port facilities. They direct activities concerned with compiling daily and annual ship and cargo statistics.
- Commodities in maritime transportation
Knowledge of the most important commodities in maritime transportation, i.e. oil, grain, ore, coal and fertilisers, and their characteristics and subdivisions.
- Physical parts of the vessel
Detailed knowledge of the different physical components of the vessel. Provide maintenance and care to ensure optimal operations.
- Port regulation
Know port standards and legal regulations, based primarily on municipal laws, port laws or the Maritime Code.
- Geographic areas
Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.
- 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.
- Customs regulations for passengers
Understand passenger customs regulations; know which official documents or declaration forms are required from different kinds of passenger.
- Types of maritime vessels
Know a large variety of maritime vessels and their characteristics and specifications. Use that knowledge to ensure that all security, technical, and maintenance measures are taken into account in their supply.
- Operate port communications systems
Operate telephone and radio systems, and more complex communication systems used in inland waterway ports, in the coordination of port operations.
- Liaise with port users
Communicate and cooperate with port users such as shipping agents, freight customers and port managers.
- Anticipate installation maintenance
Prepare resources and activities to execute installation maintenance, according to budget needs.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Manage vessel cargo activities
Manage and oversee the safe and punctual loading and unloading of cargo from vessels in port.
- Ensure ongoing compliance with regulations
Conduct tasks and procedures to ensure that aviation certificates maintain their validity; undertake safeguarding measures as appropriate.
- Supervise unloading of cargo
Supervise unloading processes for equipment, cargo, goods and other items. Ensure that everything is handled and stored correctly in accordance with regulations and standards.
- Manage port operations
Execute port strategy in order to gain sufficient revenue and provide optimal customer service.
- Load cargo onto ships
Load and unload cargo onto ships. Oversee cargo loading and discharging operations.
- Give instructions to staff
Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.
- Apply safety management
Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.
- 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.;
- Supervise loading of cargo
Supervise the process of loading equipment, cargo, goods and other items. Ensure that all cargo is handled and stored properly in accordance with regulations and standards.
- Coordinate the itineraries of vessels
Develop, manage, and coordinate the itinerary of vessels worldwide together with other stakeholders.
- Conduct full-scale emergency plan exercises
Conduct and mobilise all efforts, support organisations, resources, and communications within the airport, to carry out prevention plan exercises in order to prepare and train airport personnel for real-life emergency situations.
- Operate marine communication systems
Operate on board marine communication systems; communicate with other ships or with on-shore control centre e.g. to send urgent messages concerning safety; transmit or receive alerts, etc.
- Supervise movement of passengers
Oversee embarking and disembarking of travellers; ensure that safety regulations are followed according to specifications.
- Manage port operations improvement procedures
Manage all improvement procedures in port operations, including their development and implementation. Understand port activities, operations, and the way these are carried out, to manage improvement.
- Coordinate dock operations
Coordinate cargo shipments in and out of dock. Position cranes and arrange containers into shipments, taking into account the exact measures and weight of each container.
- Anticipate logistics requirements for port operations
Anticipate port logistics according to vessel departure and arrival. Manage workforce to carry out port activities.
- Ensure compliance with port regulations
Enforce compliance with regulations in harbours and sea ports. Communicate with relevant authorities to identify potential risks.
- Ensure public safety and security
Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.
- Supervise movement of crew
Oversee embarkation and disembarkation of crew members; ensure that safety regulations are followed according to specifications.
Optional knowledge and skillsshow confidence apply transportation management concepts perform services in a flexible manner use different communication channels act reliably have computer literacy manage the customer experience comply with checklists
Source: Sisyphus ODB