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Ocean Export Agent

Houston, TX | Temp to Hire

Post Date: 08/14/2017 Job ID: 14758 Function: Transportation / Logistics Pay Rate: 18.00

Ocean Export Agent

The Ocean Export Coordinator position will be responsible for managing and operating the shipment life cycle for their assigned accounts. They will be the key customer contact and an expert in ensuring all requests and customer requirements are met and answered accurately and timely. They will be accountable for executing and overseeing tasks for each shipment in addition to daily communication, reporting, and email management.

Compensation:  $18 per hour


  • Maintain Operational Excellence
  • Promote a positive working relationship for all team members
  • Understand the processes, documentation, and terminology involved in international shipping
  • Apply industry knowledge and critical-thinking to adapt processes/create solutions in response to challenges both internally and externally
  • Communicate clearly, timely, and effectively with Customers, Agents, and Outside Vendors
  • Execute/Coordinate tasks on the shipments to meet all customer SOP requirements: processing pre-alerts, delivery of freight, governmental filings, etc.
  • Collaborate, develop, and build relationships with international transportation carriers and agent representatives regarding air, ocean, import, and export products
  • Prepare rates and quotes timely for customers and overseas agents
  • Coordinate the routing of export bookings
  • Prepare all necessary shipping documentation related to international bookings and process all import/export documentation to clearing agents to include: (HAWB's, MAWB's, AES's, Manifest, Shipping Instructions, Haz Cargo Decl., Bill of Ladings, and Certificate of Origin, etc.)
  • Dispatch pick-ups to authorized agents and drayage companies, shipping lines, airlines, trucking companies, clearing agents, warehouses, and all other parties involved in the shipment
  • Act as a liaison with Custom Brokers and agents


  • 1+ years of experience in international freight forwarding is required
  • College Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Flexibility to fill in various departments as needed to support business continuity

** Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application.**

Ashley Courtney

Specializing in matching talent with Human Resources, Logistics, Administrative, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Customer Service roles.

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