Clearing and Forwarding Officer in a Conglomerate of Companies


A conglomerate of companies is currently recruiting qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clearing and Forwarding Officer

Location: Port Harcourt – Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The job holder will be responsible for managing all import functions of the company from Pre-shipment, Shipping and clearing from the ports.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Cognate experience of between 3 – 5 years in a Clearing & Forwarding Company in Nigeria.
  • Operational knowledge of the ports and government agencies is a must.
  • Must have knowledge of proper clearing and haulage documentation for imports.
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of inspection agents, Banks, shipping companies and Terminals.
  • Must have the ability to handle customs and shipping companies for imports, temporary importation, and Exports.
  • Must have knowledge of the customs and Excise HS Code and Explanatory notes.
  • Mastery of the Internet for Business Purposes.
  • Pleasant, tactical personality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Opening of form M / LC Application to import
  • Handling timely order execution & documentation like Pre & Post shipment documents.
  • Manage customs documentation for clearing and forwarding.
  • Liaising with the shipping company on all issues with consignment
  • Administering import procedures and documentations and effectively liaison with Nigerian Customs / Logistics.
  • Managing demurrages, port charges within specified norms.
  • Managing seamless movement of the consignments to the destination.
  • Liaising with Port authorities & customs officials, monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements and maintaining requisite papers & documents.
  • Coordinating with Port Authorities for various requirements connected the vessels handling at the ports.
  • Renewal of relevant licenses for all company imported listed items should be conversant to the procedures
  • To get duty assessment in one day after Pre- Arrival Assessment Report PAAR and rotation number is allotted.
  • To follow up with approved clearing agent to ensure timely clearance.
  • To apply and get refunds shipping & container deposits etc.
  • To be able to organize fast track clearing for the group.
  • To prepare daily progress report and send to Head Office before close of the business.
  • Any other assignment that may be given from time to time by superior officers

Deadline: 10th October, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letter and Resume to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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