Transport and Despatch Clerks

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Transport and Despatch Clerks

Transport and Despatch Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods, prepare goods for despatch, arrange clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and arrange shipment of cargo for export.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1386 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 88% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 35% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by transport and despatch clerks. A few are listed below:

  • identifying items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifying them against consignment records
  • ensuring outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranging internal distribution of goods received
  • organising the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • maintaining prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • examining shipping documents and verifying cargo to be released
  • recording customs clearance requirements and authorising collection of cargo
  • calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers
  • receiving details of outgoing cargo, and arranging bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
  • providing information to customers on custom tariffs, tariff classifications and concessions, and methods of clearing goods

Specific occupations

  • Despatching and Receiving Clerk
  • Import-Export Clerk
  • Customs Broker
  • Despatch Clerk
  • Freight Clerk
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Truck Despatcher
  • Bond Clerk
  • Customs Agent
  • Wharf Tally Clerk
  • Aircraft Load Controller