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ID:  118915

Houston Tx, VA

Port Operations Coordinator -HOT


CMA CGM Group, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group.

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM reinvents transport and logistics in order to offer an integrated maritime, port and land service that exceeds its customers' expectations. 

Present in over 160 countries through 755 offices, 750 warehouses, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of 511 vessels, CMA CGM serves 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports and operates on more then 200 shipping lines. The group currently employs 110,000 people worldwide, including nearly 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.



Position Summary:


Coordination of all day to day port & terminal operations for the Ports of Houston, New Orleans and Mobile.


This position will be responsible to:


  • Provide CMA and partners vessel loading instructions/ lists for regional vessel services to Trade to ensure maximum slot utilization and maintain appropriate partner vessel allocations. Issue timely and accurate lift projections, PML / MAC3, stowage requirements to tonnage centers and vessel planners.
  • Reconcile with Customer Service/Cargo Readiness and Central Intermodal who are tracking-tracing export shipments within the vessel closing process to ensure maximum export lift. Issue late gate authorizations disseminate the related information to terminal operators and stevedores.  Update LARA and Terminal Systems with the Vessel Schedules -Produce and issue Load Orders to terminal operators and stevedores. 
  • Collect/assemble Hazardous Declarations reconcile them with the Dangerous Cargo Manifest for export shipments and distribute to terminal operators and stevedores/. Distribute Temperature Controlled Cargo Manifest and Out of Gauge Manifest to terminal operators and stevedores. 
  • Compile/upload vessel operations related reports (TOR, Arrival Sail Message, Discharge/Load Confirmation Messages / SLC) in the Shared Drive and advise all concerned parties of arrival and departure information in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Coordinates with National Cargo Bureau inspectors and stevedores required marine surveys for all export flatrack, out of gauge and break bulk export cargoes to ensure that cargo is safe for ocean transport. Coordinates the correction of all cargo deficiencies with Customers and Specialized Bookings prior to cargo being released to the vessel for loading.
  • Interface with motor carriers and Specialized Equipment for special equipment dispatch/release as well as update terminal systems for on -hire and empty releases for time sensitive transactions.
  • Resolve terminal/gate receipt/deliver issues for draymen and internal customer support groups. (CQA)
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.


Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:


  • High school diploma required.
  • 1-3 years shipping industry experience required.
  • Solid understanding of concepts governing containerized shipping, such as vessel match back/balance, vessel load factor, cargo allocation, equipment control, terminal gate turn times.
  •  Solid knowledge of local terminal and stevedore operating procedures and practices.
  • Proficiency in computer skills to include all Microsoft applications [Excel, Word, Outlook etc]
  • Solid understanding of and proficiency in local terminal operating systems {NAVIS,  Express, SPARCS
  • Termview}
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in team environment.


Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.  



CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.










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