Port station agent - Salary and Career
Technicians in waterway transport and port operations

Port station agent - 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 station agent earn

A Port station agent earns between $1.294 and $8.439 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.378 and a median salary of $3.159 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 110 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Port station agent

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.378 40.532 844 16
1º Quartile 1.294 15.525 323 6
Median Salary 3.159 37.912 790 15
3º Quartile 6.436 77.235 1.609 31
Higher Salary 8.439 101.273 2.110 41

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 station agent

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Port station agent the most in the job market

    • terminal operations
    • general warehouses - issuance of warrant
    • transport by crossing navigation, intercity
    • maritime agency activities
    • other auxiliary land transport activities
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • road transport of dangerous goods
    • wholesale of building materials in general
    • wholesale of mineral extraction products
    • maintenance and repair of vessels and floating structures

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