Maritime Logistics & Shipping

What is it?
Maritime Logistics and Shipping includes Port and harbor operations, deep and shallow water goods movement, inland water freight transport, and refrigerated warehousing and storage. This sector includes many support firms and services, such as Maritime construction firms who contract with the Ports, and longshoremen.”

What jobs make up the sector?

Shore Side Jobs in Logistics
  • US Customs Agents

  • Freight Forwarder

  • Customs Brokers

  • Import & Export Managers

  • Operations Managers

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Logistics Analyst

  • Logistics Engineer

  • Maritime Statistician

  • Administrative support staff

  • Various Government Agencies, for example:

    • Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    • US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

    • US Department of Transportation (DOT)

    • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Shore Side Jobs in Ports
  • Longshoremen

  • Stevedores

  • Crane & Tower Operators

  • Crane Mechanic

  • Diesel Service Technician & Mechanic

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Port Engineer

  • Forklift Operators

  • Cargo & Freight Agents

  • Security

  • Risk Assessment

  • Logistician

  • Network Technicians

  • Warehouse workers

  • Railroad workers

  • Freight, Stock, and Material Mover

  • Port Maintenance Technician

  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerk

  • Storage and Distribution Manager

How Ports Operate:
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