Booking Clerk

Book outbound freight shipments.
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Good

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Booking Clerks do?

Books outbound freight shipments to ensure maximum use of available cargo space on company ships: Obtains cargo data from shipper, such as type, tonnage, destination, and shipping date, in order to determine allocation of cargo and fully utilize capacity of each ship. Consults booking sheet to ascertain availability of cargo space. Informs shipper of ship’s name on which cargo is booked, sailing date, and cargo delivery date. Records cargo data on booking control sheet, listing tonnage, type of cargo, shipper’s name, and cargo destination. May be designated according to type of cargo booked as Container-Cargo Clerk; General-Cargo Clerk; Refrigerated-Cargo Clerk.


Should I be a Booking Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cloth Booker, Piggyback Clerk, Tobacco-Checkout Clerk

    How to become a Booking Clerk

    Booking Clerks often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9ifaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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