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Shipping Operative #211670119

Shipping Operative

Callington, Cornwall

Posted 6 days ago

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  • Permanent


  • Expires: 2021-08-22
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Transport/Shipping Operative

Callington, Cornwall

Salary: (Dependant on Experience)
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm with 1 hour lunch break per day

My client are a freight forwarding company looking to recruit a shipping operative to arrange consignments of goods being imported into the UK.


The successful candidate will have vital input into the design, preparation and implementation of our

new processes for submission of customs declarations relating to EU consignments. Once the new

regulations for this are brought in, the operative will need to ensure a compliant process to both

Customs and our clients in processing Customs entries to HMRC. The operative will ensure goods are

Customs cleared in a timely manner to facilitate the movement of freight which will involve the

following tasks:

* Checking original cargo related documentation including packing lists, manifests and bills of lading to make sure all customs requirements are met

* Consulting and understanding the UK customs tariff – commodity codes, Duty rates, VAT exceptions

* Calculating and processing Duty and VAT for entries to HMRC for shipments to the UK

* Submitting details into the HMRC system prior to consignments arriving in the UK in order for the goods to clear once in the UK

* Registering and applying insurance requirements both for our client’s shipments and within customs entries

* Checking arrival dates for consignments coming into UK ports

* Liaising with customers regarding any holds or delays with customs release and speaking directly to customs/port health officials to resolve issues


* The ideal candidate will come from a freight forwarding, customs clearance or strong administrative background

* Fully competent with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word and Excel


* Salary negotiable depending on experience

* 5 weeks holiday + 8 bank holidays

* Gym membership at St Mellion

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