Communicate and cooperate with port users such as shipping agents, freight customers and port managers.
collaborate and communicate with port users
perform liaison activities with port users
coordinate with port users
liaise with users of the port
collaborate with port users
communicate with port users
conduct communication and liaison activities with port users
coordinate with harbour users
liaise with harbour users
Skill reusability level
Relationships with occupations
Liaise with port users is an essential skill of the following occupations:
Water traffic coordinator: Water traffic coordinator manage the movements of a vessel in ports and waterways. They ensure the efficient deployment of vessels of a shipping company.
Shipping agent: Shipping agents represent the ship owner in a foreign port. They make sure customs is cleared in a timely manner so that the cargo doesn’t have to stay too long in the port. Shipping agents also ensure that insurance, licences and other formalities are in order.
Maritime water transport general manager: Maritime water transport general managers coordinate the administrative activities that go with the management of vessels in the context of maritime water transport. They prepare vessels, check availability, liaise with clients, manage budgets, and oversee operations from an economic standpoint, following regulation for maritime operations.
Ship pilot dispatcher: Ship pilot dispatchers coordinate ships entering or leaving port. They write orders showing name of ship, berth, tugboat company, and time of arrival or departure, and notify the maritime pilot of assignment. They obtain receipts of pilotage from the pilot upon return from ship. Ship pilot dispatchers also record charges on receipt, using tariff book as guide, compile reports of activities, such as number of ships piloted and charges made, and keep records of ships entering port, showing owner, name of ship, displacement tonnage, agent, and country of registration.
Port coordinator: Port coordinators manage operations of traffic division for port authorities. They enforce rules and regulations, such as the berthing of ships, handling and storing of cargo, and the use of port facilities. They direct policing and cleaning activities of harbour department land, streets, buildings, and water areas. Port coordinators also ensure that activities concerning revenue are documented and submitted to accounting division. They advise port authorities on rates and revisions of port tariff, and solicit steamship companies to use port facilities. They direct activities concerned with compiling daily and annual ship and cargo statistics.
Liaise with port users is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.
Inland water transport general manager: Inland water transport general managers coordinate the administrative and dispatching activities that occur in the context of inland water transport. They check availability, liaise with clients, manage budgets, and oversee operations from an economic point of view.
Logistics and distribution manager: Logistics and distribution managers take decisions on logistic services, operations and provisions. They take internal and external variables into consideration for effective and successful organisational logistic services. They give appropriate support to all the activities of the supply chain from the beginning to the end. These professionals organise the storage and distribution of goods and ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.
Stevedore superintendent: Stevedore superintendents supervise and monitor the freight handling and longshore labor in a dockyard to maximise productivity. They manage the loading and unloading of cargo and monitor the safety of the work area. Stevedore superintendents may also investigate incidents and prepare accident reports.
- Liaise with port users – ESCO