APL Equipment Coordinator in Norfolk, Virginia

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 449 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

This position will be responsible to:

  • Maintain inventory at needed levels in depots and terminals by comparing inventory and booking levels to ensure equipment can meet export demands.

  • Perform equipment confirmation and release at depots and terminals by confirming in corresponding systems to ensure customers can pick up and return equipment for export bookings.

  • Aim to reduce the empty idle time throughout the coordinator’s region by communicating with depots and terminals, port operations departments, and m&r to keep a fluid inventory and minimize terminal storage.

  • Approve payment to the trucking community by processing email requests and creating work orders for container drays and chassis splits.

  • Maximize off-hire and on-hire program by communicating with leasing companies and HO Logistics to return and/ or pick up equipment from the depots and terminals to enhance logistical operations and target cost saving initiatives. Rebill misuses of empty units returning to incorrect locations. Conversing with other shipping lines regarding subleasing of units.

  • Provide immediate problem resolution for internal and external customers by identifying the dilemma and strategizing a solution to ensure excellent customer service.

  • Propose counts for vessel loadback including targeting idles, projected volumes, and damaged units and assist with preparation for vessel loadback and planning.

  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.

    Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High Diploma or GED required.

  • 1-3 years of general experience.

  • Proficient computer skills to include all basic Microsoft applications (excel, outlook, word)

  • Knowledge of shipping industry preferred.Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be available to work 9am - 6pm, Monday thru Friday

    Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Bchelor's Degree preferred.

CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.