APL Inbound Vessel Close Coordinator in Norfolk, Virginia

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 504 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2017, they carried 18.9 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

This position will be responsible to:

  • Ensure all customers are notified of vessel arrival to avoid demurrage charges

  • Identifying service contract accounts and coordinating benefits of contracts

    with terminals, i.e. extension of free time.

  • Ensure all CMA CGM’s requirements are met prior to release of cargo, i.e. obl received, ocean freight has been paid, and customs is released prior to releasing cargo.

  • Check bill of lading logs daily to check for releases.

  • Monitor the terminal system to ensure edi releases are properly downloaded timely.

  • Understanding of respective port release procedures.

  • Understanding of Government holds so no cargo is released while on a hold resulting in a customs fine.

  • Placing cargo on hold at ports where CMA CGM bills demurrage to keep any cargo from leaving prior to CMA CGM receiving demurrage charges.

  • Create demurrage billing for respective ports requiring collection.

  • AMS customs reconciliation for cargo that has not cleared customs for transfer to

    U.S. Government bonded warehouse.

  • Monitor cargo not fully released for long staying cargo at the terminals and rail facilities beyond the last free day.

  • Preparing files for claims on cargo not fully released and idling over 30 days.

  • Reconciling AMS reports for any clearance Other duties as assigned.

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • discrepancies which could result in a U.S. Customs fine.

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Steamship or Transportation experience desired.

  • Good people and communication skills.

  • Proactive attitude to problem solving.

  • Ability to work with basic Excel, Word, PowerPoint,

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Must be available to work 8:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • College degree preferred.

  • Steamship or Transportation experience desired.

Prefer that internal applicants have experience working in LARA, MIRA, Internet, E-mail and Terminal Websites

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.