In charge of port operations - Salary and Career
Technicians in waterway transport and port operations

In charge 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 In charge of port operations earn

A In charge 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 In charge 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 In charge of port operations

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire In charge 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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