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Trade and transportation fuel Northeast Florida’s economy!
Did you know? More than 99% of port jobs in Jacksonville are provided by a large network of private companies doing business in and around JAXPORT facilities.
Below are some of the types of jobs supported by cargo activity in Northeast Florida.
Freight forwarder – individual or company that prepares the documentation and coordinates the movement and storage of export cargoes. Think: Travel agent for export cargo.
Customs broker – agent who helps importers and exporters understand and meet federal trade regulations.
Warehouse manager – employee who oversees the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of goods.
Master rigger – highly trained dock workers certified in moving heavy/oversized cargo
Bar pilot – a licensed expert shiphandler who possesses detailed knowledge of local waterways and ensures the safe navigation of ships in and out of the harbor.
Porter – an employee who loads passengers’ luggage onto a cruise ship.
Crane technician – specialized mechanics who work on the mobile equipment that loads/unloads cargo from ships.
Checker – a clerk who checks the actual number of goods arriving on a ship and compares that number to the amount listed on the ship’s manifest (document used by U.S. Customs and other officials).
Truck Driver – one of the logistics industry’s most in-demand occupations.
The Trucking Track Mentoring Program connects military veterans with job opportunities in the trucking industry.
Learn more about the program, including current job openings, here: http://truckingtrack.org/
Master – the officer in charge of a commercial vessel.