Maersk: Freight Forwarding and clearing Learnership Program

Location: Durban

Last application date: 10/10/2019

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company and integrator of container logistics is looking for high potential individuals to join their Freight Forwarding and Clearing Learnership program.

We offer

A one year program which combines classroom based learning, practical on-the-job experience and supported by coaching and mentoring interventions. The learning modules include business communication, mathematics, organisational behaviour, international trade principles, freight forwarding and clearing principles, and basic accounting.. The successful candidates will be based at one for the offices based in Durban, and will have the opportunity to engage and interact with various internal and external stakeholders to enhance their learning experience.

Key responsibilities

Will entail the following:
Coordination of shipments and services in line with commercial agreements
Reserve necessary space on ships, aircrafts, trains or trucks
Arrange delivery and storage of goods at origin and destination
Engage with customer via telephone and email
Provide updates and respond to customer queries
Complete all documentation (i.e. hazardous packing declarations, bills of lading, packing lists, certificates of origin, and customs clearance documents)
Follow up with transporters on PODs (proof of delivery) and upload on the software system
Register new shipments on the company software system. And close all jobs on the system per procedure
Complete all job costing, including all costs and revenue for allocated files, and assess shipment profitability
Issuance of invoices, validation of costs and invoices received from suppliers, and arrange payment for vendor invoices
Arrange courier of documents as required by the customer
Support custom brokers in facilitation of cargo clearance
Provide detailed port information to importers and exporters
Identify opportunities to upsell and pass on leads to commercial teams
Complete key performance reports per the customer’s requirements

We are looking for

Minimum Grade 12
Strong computer literacy
Mathematical literacy
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A customer centric mind set and collaborative approach
The ability to learn quickly
Good personal and time management
A positive attitude
Resilience and commitment to the 12 month program
Applicants from previously disadvantaged employment equity groups and persons living with disabilities.

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