Transnet Cargo post


To inspect and verify cargo & record details for revenue purposes to ensure the correct cargo is shipped and landed using a Hand-Held Scanner to avoid claims.

To ensure and verify that Cargo is stacked and arranged in the right position and accurate (land side).


Matric / NQF Level 4 Qualification

2 years’ relevant experience in Port Operations/Maritime Services/warehouse telly clerk

Relevant Cargo Controller Certificate is an added advantage


Yard and Wharf-side operations

Cargo types – rail, sea, land

Shipping, landing and transshipment of cargo

Safety Procedures

ISPS Code for Multi dangerous Cargo

Operational Procedures

NAVIS (advantage)

Cargo Documentation


Obtain hand over and loading instructions

Allocate General Workers to hook

Check incoming and outgoing Cargo by using Tally Sheet

Supervise Port Workers in terms of hooking

Complete incident / accident report

Inspect cargo/ container on truck for damages

Scan (P-check) container via HHT into NAVIS

Complete Container Inspection Form for damages to container/s (CIR)

Monitor and instruct drivers during shift

Scrutinize landing orders for dispatching of cargo

Locate cargo and instruct driver to uplift

Instruct Port Workers to place dunnage (specialised gear)

Compare shipping order from driver to one in possession

Position cargo according to stack plan

Obtain list of cargo to be loaded onto rail truck from agent

Report all breakdowns / accidents

Identify vessels working

Attend on board meeting if required

Obtain manifest 72 hours before arrival of vessel

Scrutinise manifest and obtain landing orders

Cross reference landing orders against manifest by verifying with that cargo goes to the right customer

Obtain (tally) from wharf

Identify short landed cargo and follow up.

Adhere to Safety and Environment


Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet.

Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to SPHINDILE.MTSHALI@TRANSNET.NET

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