Senior Import Controller/ Forwarder (394304)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #394304NM
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa
  • Shipping & Freight
Employer Description

Our client is a clearing and forwarding company.

Job Description

You will be expected to perform the following Key Functions: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the forwarding and clearing industry.
  • Client daily update and weekly report .
  • Negotiate rates with overseas agents to ensure best rate for client shipment.
  • Applying for SOB Details from Shipping Line nominated.
  • Monitory cargo arrival against the booking with shipping line and request ANF in time for clearance.
  • Facilitate a responsive turnaround time and internal handover of documents for clearance department of client full Import.
  • Documentations pack to ensure timeously clearance.
  • Arranging customs examinations bookings for shipments that are stopped for examination.
  • Arranging Port Health and State vet releases if applicable.
  • Checking Shipping Line invoices for correct charges and profitability.
  • Shipping line invoice payment done in time before vessel arrival for unit collection at port.
  • Liaising with haulier once vessel off loaded and handover of CTO for collection and delivery to Client.
  • Ensure costing complete for handover to finance office.
  • Sea, airfreight forwarding/Import controller duties.
  • Knowledge of customs examination for Airfreight with offices for release of client shipment.
  • Collection once shipment has been customs release.
  • Airline payment and handover of customs release for collection of client parcel.


Clearing and forwarding.


  • Minimum 10 years’ forwarding experience. 
  • CARGOWISE System.
  • Stable track record essential.

Salary / Package

25K – 35K CTC