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

Port station chief - 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 chief earn

A Port station chief 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 chief

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 chief

Technicians in waterway transport and port operations must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Port station chief 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 mineral extraction products
    • wholesale of building materials in general
    • maintenance and repair of vessels and floating structures

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