Maritime cargo controller

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The sea ​​cargo controller was a state-recognized training occupation . The training was regulated in the ordinance on vocational training for maritime cargo inspectors of February 4, 1975.

The training to become a maritime cargo controller usually lasted three years and was carried out in the dual vocational training system primarily in Hamburg . Sea cargo inspectors were deployed primarily in seaports .

The occupation of sea freight inspector arose from the old Küper profession . Similar occupations were the tally man , quartermaster , grain controller and ship cargo controller . In the GDR the sea freight controller was referred to as a "skilled worker for handling processes and warehouse management". In 2006, vocational training as a sea cargo controller was replaced by training as a specialist in port logistics .

Training and deployment locations

Sea cargo inspectors were trained in seaports. Training companies were mainly transshipment and seaport operations, workplaces primarily in the port at transshipment points or on ships, but also in the respective department in the office. The work could and in most cases was carried out in the office and in the field. It was also not uncommon for maritime cargo inspectors to carry out orders on third-party sites and U. also received abroad.

Responsibilities of the maritime cargo controller

Maritime cargo inspectors were employed in the area of ​​cargo and goods control. They determined the dimensions of cargo, checked goods for quality and quantity and ensured proper storage and handling.

Furthermore, sea cargo inspectors u. a. responsible for

  • the taking of samples and u. U. the analysis (mainly in the bulk sector)
  • monitoring the loading and unloading of ships and containers
  • the preparation and monitoring of the dispatch of special and dangerous goods, taking into account the port security regulations and the IMDG code
  • checking the required cleanliness of ship's rooms and loading facilities.
  • the proper handling of the port's internal and general shipping documents
  • the creation of ship-related papers such as the manifesto, as a tallyman

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