Full time Offered Salary : R20,000.00 - R38,000.00 / Monthly

Sea Freight Controller – Clearing & Forwarding (CPT)

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Job Description


R20,000.00 – R38,000.00 CTC.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in role.
  • Dangerous Goods certificate.
  • Clear understanding of Incoterms, process and procedures of exporting to Africa.
  • Must have an effective communication skill and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure & overtime where required.
  • Organized.
  • Analytical.

Job Purpose:


  • Handling the logistics of the export file.
  • Coordinate the movement of export cargo.
  • Arrange cartage with approved service providers.
  • Communicate efficiently & pro-actively with clients and 3rd party approved service providers.
  • Processing of export documents ie- Bill of Lading (Master and House), EUR1 certificates.
  • Certificate of origin, CNCA certificates, Cargo dues, CTN (Cargo tracking notes).
  • Reconcile 3rd party invoice for payment.
  • Invoice clients within 4 working days of the vessel sailing.
  • Maximize job file revenue.
  • Track and trace shipment until final delivery.
  • Handle Cross Trade shipments.
  • Handle Trucking locally & Trucking Export files.
  • Handle Oil & Gas shipments.
  • Check freight in warehouse for Oil & Gas shipments.


  • Receive order/indent and place instruction on overseas Agent/office.
  • Do all tracking and tracing on order, ensure pre-alert documents are received.
  • Ensure all shipments are cleared correctly and a Clearing Instruction is received for each file.
  • Liaise with clients on a daily basis giving updates on all shipments.
  • Monitor all third parties on shipments and ensure payments are made timeously.
  • Capture all purchase and selling costs on files.
  • Ensure all files are profitable.
  • Send weekly Status Reports.
  • Action all queries within 48 hours.

Job Function:


  • Handle the logistics of the export file.
  • Communicate efficiently with clients and 3rd party approved service providers.
  • Processing all export documents in accordance with standards.
  • Pre-alerts to be sent to client and overseas office.
  • Track and trace shipment to final delivery.
  • Responsible to invoice timeously and maximize revenue.


  • Ensure all shipments are cleared and delivered within the shortest possible time frame.
  • Keep all clients fully informed of the progress of the shipment.
  • Ensure all shipments’ Customs regulations are met.
  • Where applicable ensure the respective company’s office at origin is kept fully informed of the position of the cargo received.
  • Advise client of any cost amendments from the original estimate.
  • Handover all relevant documents to customs department for the necessary framing of the entry.
  • Liaise with hauliers and shipping lines.
  • Ensure empty containers are returned to the nominated depot within the free period.
  • Ensure each shipment is profitable.
  • Ensure clients are invoiced in line with what has been agreed and the costing is accurate.
  • Ensure invoices are dispatched regularly and in line with procedure.
  • Ensure Supplier invoices are in line with proposed costing on Pegasus and returned to accounts timeously.
  • Ensure that clients are invoiced according to the Credit terms set out for their respective Account ie. COD and Account clients.
  • Ensure that the best possible rates are purchased from our service providers.
  • Ensure the guidelines are carried out in accordance with the Procedure manual for the department.