Compile reports to ensure that shipping companies are assessed.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wharfingers do?

Compiles reports, such as dockage, demurrage, wharfage, and storage, to ensure that shipping companies are assessed specified harbor fees: Compares information on statements, records, and reports with ship’s manifest to determine that weight, measurement, and classification of commodities are in accordance with tariff. Calculates tariff assessment from ship’s manifest to ensure that charges are correct. Prepares and submits reports. Inspects sheds and wharves to determine need for repair. Arranges for temporary connection of water and electrical services from wharves. Reads service meters to determine charges to be made.

Should I be a Wharfinger?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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