Ship Runner

Determine location for merchandise on dock.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ship Runners do?

Determines location for merchandise on dock preparatory to being stowed on ship or transported to receivers: Inspects freight to determine amount of dock space freight will occupy. Directs movement and disposition of freight on dock. Marks destination of outgoing freight in large letters on dock, using chalk. Records deliveries in record book.

Should I be a Ship Runner?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Floor Runner, Reprint Sorter, Shipper

    How to become a Ship Runner

    Most Ship Runners 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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