Transport clerks check the contents and related documents of freight goods. They tally and record the consignment and destination details of articles, containers and passengers. They also make freight or transport bookings, as well as related arrangements.
Duties & Tasks
Transport clerks may perform the following tasks:check the number of articles or containers in consignments of goods received or dispatchedmake sure articles are in good condition and correspond to invoices, manifests or other recordsarrange internal distribution of goods receivedprepare and attach documentation to articles to be dispatchedmake sure clearance procedures (such as payment of any customs entry fees or duties) are carried outdispatch goods and arrange delivery promptly on arrivalspend time packing and unpacking goods in warehousesdrive between wharves, container terminals, airports and government departmentsweigh and calculate cubic dimensions of itemscontact senders to fix shortages and arrange replacement of damaged goodsmaintain records of receipts and dispatchesundertake clerical work such as filing, accounting, updating customs records, preparing correspondence and inputting and retrieving information from computers.
Transport clerks who work for large organisations may work alongside other clerks in city offices. However, import/export firms often employ only one transport clerk who works in a small office.
- good communication skills good organisation skills able to work neatly and accurately able to learn to use electronic trading systems.