Container Coordinator

Expedite movement of cargo containers between ports.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Container Coordinators do?

Expedites movement of cargo containers between ports to ensure adequate supply of empty containers for shipper: Records movement of loaded and unloaded cargo containers between ports and number of containers available for shipping cargo. Expedites delivery of loaded containers to consignee, using telephone or Teletype. Computes storage and demurrage charges on containers for use by accounting department, using calculating machine.

Should I be a Container Coordinator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Traffic Coordinator

    How to become a Container Coordinator

    Most Container Coordinators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. 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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