Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.
Other Job Titles Cargo and Freight Agents May Have
Air Export Specialist, Drop Shipment Clerk, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Service Representative
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Negotiate and arrange transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
Determine method of shipment and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
Track delivery progress of shipments.
Advise clients on transportation and payment methods.
Estimate freight or postal rates and record shipment costs and weights.
Level of Education Attained by Cargo and Freight Agents
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (31%)
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