Port operations coordinator - Salary and Career
Technicians in waterway transport and port operations

Port operations coordinator - 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 Port operations coordinator earn

A Port operations coordinator 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 Port operations coordinator

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 Port operations coordinator

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Port operations coordinator 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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