A rapidly expanding, Essex based freight forwarder are seeking to appoint an experienced and career minded Ocean Import Clerk. This company offer a range of ocean freight services predominately focused on the Far East market. They have a large, well established client portfolio and are looking to expand the operations team as part of their ongoing strategy for UK growth.

Overall Purpose of Job:

You will be responsible for handling A to Z operations for both FCL and LCL imports from the Far East and other major trade lanes.


  • Creating job files from pre-alerts
  • Arranging FCL and LCL import shipments mainly from the Far East
  • Keeping in regular contact with Agents, shipping lines & transport companies via email and telephone
  • Ensuring all documentation is received for customs clearance
  • Handling customs entries for customers shipments using CNS & Destin8 systems
  • General customer service duties
  • Raising VAT and freight invoices, passing of purchase invoices for payment
  • Handling invoice queries
  • Keeping files on system fully up to date
  • Collecting payments, Clearing shipments and arranging customer deliveries


  • Experience of handling Ocean freight imports
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Good knowledge of FCL and LCL processes
  • Able to complete customs entries
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills and a customer focused mentality
  • Ambitious and career minded

Should you meet the above criteria and feel that you are a suitable candidate, please do not hesitate to apply.

Mode 3 Executive Search Ltd is an independent recruitment consultancy providing specialist talent finding services. Principally we operate within Supply Chain & Logistics (SCM), Freight Forwarding, Shipping and the wider Global Transportation markets. We are always keen to connect with talented individuals working in Freight Forwarding, Freight Management, Import Freight, Export Freight, Sea Freight, Air Freight, Road Freight, Project Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain, International Logistics, Shipping, International Removals and International Relocation Management.

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