Freight Coordinator

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Warehouse

Publish Date: February 3, 2020

Company Description: Tropical has been rated as "best place to work" in the shipping industry for 10 years in a row. Employees enjoy our team spirit & work ethic and many have been with us for as long as 30 years. From those in the office to the team loading docks and conducting ship work, Tropical employees across the US, Canada, Bahamas and Caribbean reflect both the local communities we serve and the people with whom we do business. We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, and competitive advantage. We hire great people and our teams feel a lot like family. Together we do outstanding work and we enjoy a fun healthy work life balance.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • This position has been filled

Tropical Shipping

Coordinates activities of Cargo Inspector and Senior Cargo Inspector assigned to the Warehouse. Assumes responsibility of Manager/Supervisor during manager absence. Handles freight as needed. Works with Traffic to resolve problems. Coordinates cargo movement with other receive areas and departments. Maintains statistical data on warehouse operation.


Organizes and coordinates the receiving, warehousing, and loading of cargo according to established guidelines with personnel.
Coordinates the loading and/or transfer of freight to and from other Tropical receive locations as necessary.
Notifies Cargo Loss Prevention Department of damages and improperly packed cargo.
Ensure the warehouse and assigned equipment are kept clean and properly maintained including scheduling of forklift PMs with Equipment Maintenance.
Provides available cargo information to parties as requested.
Informs Manager of staffing shortages, warehouse problems, etc.
Generates and distributes reports to appropriate persons.
Generates container manifests for all loads and distributes to appropriate Traffic personnel.
Makes cargo available for U.S. Customs and U.S.D.A. inspection.
Coordinates flammable liquid transfers.
Generate bi-weekly cargo on hand Inventory.
Oversees and monitors timely transfer of vehicles.
Coordinates cargo handling and release.
Actively supports Quality Improvement Proces


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Two years warehouse operations and one year as Cargo Inspector II.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License
PHYSICAL: Operations - Manual dexterity to perform repetitive motion tasks on computer or handheld. Ability to frequently twist, bend, reach, squat, kneel, climb on equipment, push/pull 50 pounds, crawl, lift and carry at least 80 pounds on a daily basis. Able to withstand constant exposure to extreme weather conditions.

(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)