Plan and direct activities of persons in the wharfage department.
What does a Chief Wharfinger do?
Plans and directs activities of persons in wharfage department to ensure that fees assessed shipping companies, using municipal facilities, are in accordance with port tariff: Assigns responsibility to personnel for berthing, compiling dockage, wharfage, demurrage, and storage reports, and enforcing safety regulations. Reviews department reports to verify accuracy of assessments. Assigns berth, dock, and shed space for incoming ships. Prepares recommendations for assignment of facilities to companies on a continuous basis. Analyzes reports to determine efficiency of dock operations and recommends improvements. Contacts representatives of shipping companies to resolve problems pertaining to facilities and to maintain business relationship.