3331-Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding Agents

Job Title: 

Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding Agents

Job Description: 

Shipping, clearing and forwarding agents carry out customs clearing procedures and ensure that insurance, export/import licenses and other formalities are in order.


Tasks include:

  • carrying out customs clearing procedures for exports or imports
  • ensuring that insurance is in order
  • ensuring that export/import licences and other formalities are in order
  • signing and issuing bills of lading
  • checking import/export documentation to determine cargo contents, and classifying goods into different fee or tariff groups, using a tariff coding system
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Clearing agent
Forwarding agent
Shipping agent

Specific Occupations: 

Clearing and forwarding agent

Ship agent

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore