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Specialist, Cargo Management at CMA CGM (AMERICA) LLC in Newport Beach, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

APL, one of the world's leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce.

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseilles, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies.

With over 170 years of experience, APL has the knowledge and the expertise to help our customers grow their businesses and negotiate in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global marketplace - whether that is venturing into new territories or growing in already developed markets.

Job Description

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Create accurate outbound vessel projections and load lists to required schedule
  • Resolve inquiries and problems from customer service, sales, finance, etc.
  • Develop and implement plans to optimize asset utilization and meet service offerings
  • Monitor and confirm cargo compliance - Hazardous, Automobiles, Shipping Instructions, VGM, Surveys, Customs, etc.
  • Reconcile port systems to APL's systems
  • Maintain vessel cutoff rules and dates
  • Handle vessel downloads with terminals and coordinate inland cargo movement
  • Coordinate movement between rail ramps and marine terminals
  • Expedite cargo moving to and from inland locations
  • Direct all diversion and approval requests
  • Identify process, cost and service improvement opportunities
  • Measure and report key performance indicators
  • Reduce cost leakage by ensuring non-standard operational costs are invoiced to customers

Key Results

  • Utilization of network resources
  • Accurate & Timely cargo plans, including proactive communication
  • Intermodal connection failure reduction
  • Reduced Dwell time at Rail Ramps and Port


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience

Skill Sets

  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Decisiveness
  • Commitment to Task
  • Container terminal operations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Collaborative, team based work environments
  • Demonstrated strength using and navigating systems such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook and Terminal Operating Software or strength in learning new systems quickly

APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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