Cargo and Freight Agents

Cargo and Freight Agents

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Stress Tolerance * Integrity * Cooperation * Dependability * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Concern for Others * Persistence * Social Orientation

Representative Tasks * Estimate freight or postal rates and record shipment costs and weights. * Enter shipping information into a computer by hand or by a hand-held scanner that reads bar codes on goods. * Track delivery progress of shipments.


Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Office and Administrative Support

Sample Job Titles Air Export Coordinator, Assistant Import Manager, Booking Clerk, Cargo Agent, Cargo Operations Agent, Cargo Router, Container Coordinator, Delivery Supervisor, Department-Traffic-Freight Router, Director Surface Transportation, Documentation Clerk, Drop Shipment Clerk, Export Coordinator, Export Specialist, Export Traffic Department Manager, Fleet Manager/Dispatch, Freight Agent, Freight Booker, Freight Broker, Freight Clerk, Freight Coordinator, Freight Receiver, Freight Representative, Freight Router, Freight Shipping Agent, Head Shipper, Import Customer Service Manager, Import Customs Clearing Agent, Import Dispatcher, Import Manager, Import/Export Specialist, Independent Freight Agent, Intermodal Customer Service, Intermodal Dispatcher, International Coordinator, Interstate Planner, Lead Ramp Agent, Lead Ramp Service Man, Load Planner, Logistics Assistant, Logistics Clerk, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Service Representative, Logistics Technician, Ocean Export Account Manager, Ocean Freight Agent (Both Import and Export), Ocean Import Representative, Operation Agent, Operations Agent, Operations Clerk, Operations Manager, Operations Manager Assistant, Operations Manager/Coordinator, Operations/Dispatch, Ramp Service Agent, Ramp Service Man, Route Agent, Route Clerk, Shipper Receiver, Shipping Agent, Shipping Coordinator, Shipping Processor, Traffic Agent, Traffic Clerk, Transportation Agent, Transportation Broker, Transportation Clerk, Transportation Solutions Manager, Yardmaster/Customer Service/Crew Dispatching.