Despatching and Receiving Clerk

Despatching and Receiving Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods in warehouse or distribution centres and prepare goods for despatch.

Overview

Despatching and Receiving Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods in warehouse or distribution centres and prepare goods for despatch.

Day-to-day

  • identifies items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifies them against consignment records
  • ensures outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranges internal distribution of goods received
  • organises the dispatch of goods with completed documentation
  • maintains prescribed records of goods received and dispatched
  • examines shipping documents and verifies cargo to be released
  • records customs clearance requirements and authorises collection of cargo
  • calculates storage and clearance charges and bills customers
  • receives details of outgoing cargo, and arranges bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
  • provides information to customers on custom tariffs, tariff classifications and concessions, and methods of clearing goods.

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Stable

To become a Despatching and Receiving Clerk

  • You can work as a Despatching and Receiving Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in logistics or warehousing operations may be useful.

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