Profession rail logistics coordinator

Rail logistics coordinator manage shipments by rail including or excluding other transport modes. They coordinate the timely allocation of transport means and equipment and ensure a timely delivery. They design and maintain efficient supply chains for clients and shippers.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic


  • Markets for modes of transport

    Know about different modes of transport and their market opportunities in Europe.

  • Multimodal transport logistics

    Understand logistics and multimodal transport as the planning and control of the movement of goods or people, and all related logistical supporting activities.

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.


  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Prepare freight shipment reports

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

  • Handle shipment risks

    Handle risky or dangerous cargo; ensure that that every shipment operation is executed in an appropriate manner; calculate cargo weight; ensure that cranes are correctly positioned; see that containers fit into shipment.

  • Negotiate logistics services

    Reach an agreement on the planning and control of the movement of goods, and all related logistical supporting activities without losing sight of one's own or others' goals.

  • Resolve shipment issues

    Provide solutions and settlements for all issues related to product shipment.

  • Prepare shipments in time

    Prepare product for shipment as scheduled.

  • Comply with railway safety standards

    Ensure compliance with minimum safety standards for freight cars operated by railway companies subject to European legislation.

  • Track shipping sites

    Track the different shipping sites where packages arrive in order to maintain an efficient distribution system and on-time tracking systems for customers.

  • Handle shipment documentation

    Check bills, purchase orders and other documentation in order to verify the correct shipment of goods.

  • Apply transportation management concepts

    Apply transport industry management concepts in order to improve transportation processes, reduce waste, increase efficiency, and improve schedule preparation.

  • Keep track of shipment payments

    Monitor the progress of payments made for shipping products.

  • Work in a logistics team

    Ability to work confidently within a logistics team, with each member of the team fulfilling a role designed to increase the efficiency of the whole.

  • Analyse transportation costs

    Identify and analyse transportation costs, service levels and availability of equipment; make recommendations and take preventive/corrective measures.

  • Operate railway communication systems

    Operate railway communication systems; make announcements over the public address system or communicate with central train administration.

  • 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.

  • Track shipments

    Track and trace all shipment movements on a daily basis by utilising information from tracking systems and proactively notifying customers about the location of their shipments.

  • Enforce railway safety regulations

    Promote and enforce safety procedures and EU regulations to ensure that railway safety is generally maintained and continuously improved, taking into consideration the development of European legislation.

Optional knowledge and skills

comprehend financial business terminology maintain financial records build business relationships physical characteristics of railways statistics