Trade Assistant in Shipping and Logistics

The role of Trade Assistant in Shipping and Logistics is an extremely rewarding job, which can lead to more senior positions within the industry. The main function of a Trade Assistant is to maintain accurate cargo information flows in partnership with agency networks.

The role is one, which lends itself to personal development and can be the basis of an exciting career path.

What does a Shipping and Logistics Trade Assistant job description in include?

  • The role of Trade Assistant in Shipping and Logistics requires the post holder to respond to market demands and trends.
  • Assist in maximising space planning both at vessel and terminal level.
  • A Trade Assistant works in a busy team environment and will participate in weekly or daily planning meetings.
  • As a Trade Assistant you will be expected to review and monitor cargo flows throughout various load ports, update, maintain and develop roro space planning and systems.
  • You will also monitor terminal capacity and vessel planned cargo, trade and market demands.
  • Trade Assistants in Shipping and Logistics liaise with worldwide load and forecasting capacity requirements as well as lifting port agents to maximise capacity utilisation to respond to market requirements.

Key skills and qualifications of a Trade Assistant job in Shipping and Logistics

  • To become employed as a Trade Assistant in Shipping and Logistics, you must have a high standard of education, preferably with a recognised general qualification.
  • To be employed as a Trade Assistant most employers may require previous experience, however, a junior role may provide training.
  • Ideally, you must be good at space management and statistics.
  • Good interpersonal and team teams are essential to be successful in the role of Trade Assistant.
  • You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and this role is part of a team where effective and clear communication is essential.
  • As a Trade Assistant you will be expected to be competent in the operation of Microsoft programs eg Word, Excel.

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