9333-Freight handlers

Job Title: 

Freight handlers

Job Description: 

Freight handlers carry out tasks such as packing, carrying, loading and unloading furniture and other household items, or loading and unloading ship and aircraft cargoes and other freight, or carrying and stacking goods in various warehouses.


Tasks include

  • packing office or household furniture, machines, appliances and related goods to be transported from one place to another
  • carrying goods to be loaded on or unloaded from vans, trucks, wagons, ships, or aircraft
  • loading and unloading grain, coal, sand and similar goods by placing them on conveyor-belts, pipes, etc.
  • connecting hoses between main shore installation pipes and tanks of barges, tankers and other ships to load and unload petroleum, liquefied gases and other liquids
  • carrying and stacking goods in warehouses and similar establishments
  • sorting cargo prior to loading and unloading
Specific Occupations: 

Docker/ Freight handler/Coalman


Porter (goods-loading / cold-storage/ food/fruit market/ warehouse/ shop) (Fish/meat)

Mover/Remover (Furniture/ household goods)

Loader (aircraft/ ship (also gasses/liquids)/ cargo/ furniture)/ Stevedore / Longshoreman

Loader, railway and road vehicle

Attendant, airport: handling baggage/Handler, baggage/Loader, boat/ Unloader, freight

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2434