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Ocean Freight Forwarder

My client operates out of their hub in Felixstowe and primarily deals with the import and export of fast-paced ocean freight deliveries. Their business is rapidly expanding and they currently contract out to many house-hold names and market leading global brands. Their business has expanded considerably over the last few years and their brand has now become a premium within the perishable goods arena.


The successful Ocean Freight Forwarder will report directly into the company Operations Manager and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Working in a perishable goods environment across ocean freight
  • Resolve customer queries and solve logistics problems
  • Actively monitoring of all shipments and setting our customer's expectations
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Providing quotes and price indications to our customers
  • Providing import/export solutions, when dealing with HMRC regulations.
  • Producing all relevant shipping paperwork and arranging transport and collections.


The ideal Ocean Freight Forwarder will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Previous experience in a time dependant logistics environment is essential.
  • 3 years + experience in ocean freight background.
  • Desirably educated to Degree, or equivalent, level.
  • Strong experience in Import/Export regulations, ideally with a worldwide remit.
  • Ability to commute to Felixstowe.
  • Flexibility, positive and outgoing attitude.
  • The drive and tenacity to succeed, while delivering excellent customer service.
  • The ability to commute within the wider Felixstowe area.
  • Experience of the following systems would be beneficial: Hawbs, Manifest, Mawb.

Job Offer

£24,000-£33,000 + Bonus

Michael Page International Recruitment Limited
Job Category
Job Type
£24000 to £33000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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