Ships Agent

Location: St Thomas Usv

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: May 3, 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.


Enters and clears all vessels and processes crew changes. Reviews incoming and outgoing manifests for accuracy and processes tonnage and wharfage for VIPA. Notifies all governmental agencies of vessel arrivals and departures. Prepares and submits reporting as required.






High School Diploma or equivalent


One year experience in vessel, immigration, USDA, and customs procedures.


Valid Local Driver's license.




Manual dexterity to perform repetitive motion tasks on computer. Ability to sit 1/3 - 2/3 of day. Ability to work on feet for 1/3 - 2/3 of day. Mobility required to perform agent duties. Ability to bend or stoop to retrieve lower shelf files or reach overhead to retrieve upper shelf files. Ability to frequently twist, bend, squat, kneel and climb heights up to 15 feet at steep angles, climb and balance on ship gangways, occasionally must lift and carry up to 75 lbs. Able to withstand occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions.