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Booking Clerk

Book outbound freight shipments.

What does a Booking Clerk do?

Books outbound freight shipments to ensure maximum use of available cargo space on company ships: Obtains cargo data from shipper, such as type, tonnage, destination, and shipping date, in order to determine allocation of cargo and fully utilize capacity of each ship. Consults booking sheet to ascertain availability of cargo space. Informs shipper of ship’s name on which cargo is booked, sailing date, and cargo delivery date. Records cargo data on booking control sheet, listing tonnage, type of cargo, shipper’s name, and cargo destination. May be designated according to type of cargo booked as Container-Cargo Clerk; General-Cargo Clerk; Refrigerated-Cargo Clerk.