Stevedoring Supervisor

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Other

Publish Date: August 14, 2019

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

Supervises shipside Stevedoring crews controlling departmental activities to ensure proper stowing of vessel cargo through the safe, efficient and economical utilization of personnel, facilities and equipment while keeping overtime to a minimum.

JOB ID: 9124


Schedules, assigns and supervises work of stevedoring crews to ensure the proper stowing of freight on board vessels. Coordinates vessel arrivals and departures to maximize employee/equipment production levels. Ensures coverage for all areas sufficient to meet deadline requirements and avoid unnecessary costs resulting from inefficient procedures. Uses automated stowage systems as part of the stevedoring operation.
Schedules ship movements within port area to meet loading and discharging requirements. Ensures timely movement and staging of all stevedoring equipment in conjunction with vessel work schedules.
Verifies the proper functioning and maintenance of equipment and coordinates equipment maintenance schedules to ensure sufficient availability to meet production requirements.
Develops and recommends improvements to Stevedoring practices and procedures in order to promote efficiency, faster service and lower costs. Works closely with the Control Center to set up optimal stowage and workplans.
Supervises the proper staging of containers in port area.
Plans moves in Terminal Operation System (N-4) to maximize crews.
Exchanges information with other departments to assist with and resolve issues impeding smooth operations.
Ensures flow of equipment to required areas.
Prepares and conducts staff performance review appraisals. Responsible for handling staff performance management issues.
Monitors staff safety procedures ensuring safety equipment is utilized and safety requirements are understood.
Implements safety policies and procedures to ensure safe handling of special and heavy lifts.
Performs all other assigned duties.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Three years experience in Vessel Operations with a minimum of three years supervisory experience.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License.