Head of port operations - Salary and Career
Technicians in waterway transport and port operations

Head of port operations - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise the receipt of cargo and the embarkation of passengers in waterway transport, coordinate vessel services in ports and stations, organize the distribution of cargo and passengers, schedule the berthing of vessels, monitor berthing and unberthing, embarkation and disembarkation, prepare technical documents.

How much does an Head of port operations earn

A Head of port operations earns between $1.369 and $11.789 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.125 and a median salary of $3.017 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.333 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Head of port operations

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.125 49.500 1.031 20
1º Quartile 1.369 16.427 342 7
Median Salary 3.017 36.209 754 14
3º Quartile 8.991 107.892 2.248 43
Higher Salary 11.789 141.471 2.947 56

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • technicians in waterway transport and port operations

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Main workplaces

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations they work in companies in the waterway transport sector and in port operations companies. They are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. They develop their activities as a team, under occasional supervision, in an open-air environment, being able to work at irregular hours and in shifts. In the exercise of some activities, they can work under pressure, leading them to a stressful situation, they can also be subject to intense noise, dust from loads, suspended loads and in transit.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in waterway transport and port operations

The exercise of these occupations requires high school technical education in transport. The full exercise of activities takes place after a period of five years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Head of port operations

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations must:

  • schedule vessel berthing;
  • schedule vessel docking;
  • schedule a vessel berthing;
  • coordinating vessel services in port and station;
  • elaborate documents;
  • schedule a vessel docking;
  • supervise receipt and embarkation of cargo and passengers;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • coordinate boat services in port and station;
  • organize cargo and passenger distribution;
  • schedule a vessel berthing;
  • coordinate vessel services in port and station;
  • monitor berthing and unberthing, embarkation and disembarkation;
  • coordinating vessel services in port and station;
  • supervise receipt and shipment of cargo and passengers;

  • Activities

    • make decisions;
    • analyze vessel report;
    • analyze forecast of loading and unloading of cargo and passengers;
    • require teams of workers to the labor management agency (ogmo) ;
    • organize cargo by vessel;
    • provide crew assistance services;
    • organize cargo by type;
    • forward documentation to port authorities, users and ogmo;
    • introduce operational advantages to customers;
    • stipulate vessel destinations;
    • determine engine activation;
    • transmit information;
    • negotiate operational advantages;
    • issue loading and unloading sequencing list;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • advise visits by the port authority;
    • define equipment for loading and unloading;
    • notify authorities about the arrival of the vessel;
    • lead teams;
    • present loading and unloading forecast for port authorities;
    • inform amounts for payment of port fees to the financial sector;
    • select vessel types and sizes;
    • check documentation of exporters and importers;
    • elaborate operational statistics sheets;
    • participate in meetings with representatives of port authorities, agents and operators;
    • elaborate reports with vessel characteristics;
    • create cost spreadsheet;
    • distribute tasks in vessel and station;
    • provide worker safety equipment (ppe);
    • advise visits by the port captaincy;
    • separate types of containers;
    • fill out occurrence books;
    • monitor embarkation and disembarkation of passengers;
    • analyze operating system report;
    • organize cargo by port of destination;
    • monitor loading and undocking;
    • supervise the flow of trucks in port;
    • organize cargo by weight;
    • calculate departure and arrival times;
    • distribute crew to vessels;
    • compatibility of loading and unloading plan with operational reports;
    • providing assistance services to vessels;
    • monitor loading and unloading services;
    • elaborate cargo receipt report (matte);
    • supervise operation team;
    • schedule a vessel berthing;
    • list vessel equipment;
    • establish embarkation and disembarkation bridge;
    • inform period of operation for port authorities;
    • supervise receipt of documentation and release of cargo and passengers;
    • advise visits by the federal revenue service, federal police and sanitary surveillance;
    • map infrastructure for cargo reception;
    • forward documentation to company sectors;
    • set docking priorities;
    • determine time and type of vessel;

    Sectors that hire Head of port operations the most in the job market

    • terminal operations
    • maritime support navigation
    • maritime agency activities
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment for oil prospecting and extraction
    • temporary labor lease
    • tests and technical analysis
    • wholesale of building materials in general
    • inland cargo transport, intercity, interstate and international
    • port support navigation

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