Deep Sea Operations Clerk – Basildon (England)


Deep Sea Operations Clerk – Essex – VR/21916

Our client, a global logistics service provider, is looking for a Deep Sea Operations Clerk to join their team based in Essex.

Duties of the Import / Export Operator include:

  • Manage import and export processes from start to finish
  • Liaise with UK warehouses/clearing agents
  • Liaise with overseas partners, agents, customers, hauliers
  • Track shipments and communicate progress to clients
  • Send NOA and invoices to UK importers prior to shipments arriving
  • Arrange to release/deliver cargo
  • Receiving pre-alerts from overseas agents
  • Creating files both manually and on the computer system
  • Advising customers of arrival of cargo into the UK
  • Planning loads and sending load lists to agents
  • Checking manifests once received
  • Receiving and checking relevant import documentation and passing on to shipping lines
  • Customs clearance
  • Planning and arranging deliveries
  • Ensure cost estimates are entered on all jobs within the correct accounting month
  • Check purchase invoices are correct on receipt. Pass all correct invoices for payment and dealing with any queries
  • Close files after checking everything has been charged / costed and maximum profitability is achieved

Experience required from the Deep Sea Import / Export Clerk:

  • Experience in handling shipments from start to finish, including quotations
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Confident communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Can work to deadlines and handle pressure
  • Quick thinker / problem solving
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic character
  • Ability to work with and support a team
  • Computer literate

In return, the successful Deep Sea import / Export Clerk will receive a salary according to experience.

If you’re interested; click ‘Apply Now’, or email our Shipping team on

Red Recruit is a specialist recruitment consultancy with prominence in the Shipping and Freight industry, covering various areas within the industry as well as other associated sectors.  We provide an expert consultative, ‘project managed’ approach, which recognises the unique skills and talents of every candidate.  Founded in 2002 and boasting increasing success, Red Recruit’s mission is to serve likeminded Clients and Candidates and be a collaborator in their growth and progression.  We accomplish this utilizing our skilled approaches and methodologies and we offer tailored solutions to suit specific needs.  Clients of Red Recruit are able to access a wealth of knowledge and experience via our recruitment consultants; many of whom possess extensive experience.  

If you have current or recent experience within the shipping or freight industry, then please contact us to see if we can assist you finding your next career move.


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