Trainee Import Clerk at Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

By on December 22, 2015
A vacancy has come up within Bidvest Panalpina Logistics ‘s Imports Department in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. They are looking for a dynamic and experienced junior imports clerk that is wanting to grow and develop their career within the ocean freight industry.

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics is a company that seeks to provide world class Supply Chain solutions that aim to transform and expand the reach of our clients’ businesses globally.


  • Matric
  • Customs/Forwarding course accreditation would be an advantage.
  • Have at least 1 year experience in Imports Clearing


Full handling of file from Registration to Invoicing, including below specifics:

  • The ability to handle the full seafreight imports procedure from registration, transport, release, through to invoicing to client.
  • Split and forward the correct documentation for Entries and Controllers, as well as for Transporter and Vessel/ Groupage Agents for release.
  • The ability to pay Vessel and Groupage Agents and obtain release for LCL/FCL and break-bulk shipments.
  • The ability to prepare transport delivery instructions, CTO’s and rail consignment notes, with an understanding of haulage contracts.
  • Calculate correctly storage, demurrage and other charges applicable to each file, as well as understand 3rd party charges from Agents, Transporters, and depots.
  • Calculate and complete transport costing sheets as per individual client’s agreed transport rates.
  • Invoice out import files as per client’s agreed rates and ensure all 3rd party charges have been accounted for”
  • Basic Financial and calculation knowledge
  • Resolve queries with 3rd parties and deal with Recon queries
  • Precost 3rd party charges before actual invoice obtained
  • Communicate clearly with 3rd parties and more senior team members
  • To consult regularly with Import client controllers with regard to problematic shipping documents or queries

How to apply

Applications close on 08 January 2016. Click here to apply online

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