National Booking Coordinator – Ocean Imports – Richmond, BC

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Our client is a very well-established international freight forwarder in Canada.They are looking for a qualified and experienced international ocean imports agent with strong customer service and communications skills, experience with container space allocation, an organized work-style, and a proactive attitude to solving customer shipment issues. You have a passion for freight forwarding and are looking to join a growing, dynamic team.


  1. Utilize weekly allocations (Target 100%)
  2. Communicate with operations and sales for any unused allocations
  3. Review booking sheet and approve bookings or provide alternative suggestions daily
  4. Coordinate approved bookings with overseas offices 
  5. Obtain report from overseas offices and update available sailing schedules (Target 100%)


  • Maintain schedule report from overseas offices 
  • Manage allocation reports with current sailing schedules 
  • Review daily the allocation report that full utilization is being entered from operations 
  • Supply daily from the utilization report, origin office with booking requests from the operator’s entries
  • Provide destination operations with confirmed booking details 
  • Support operations inquiries 
  • Communicate with operations and sales for any unused allocations to proactively fill allocations
  • Provide alternative vessel options by reviewing internal documentations (SIS, Quotations & sailing schedules)
  • Liaison with procurement & solutions team when required 
  • Acts as a trouble-shooter between overseas office and procurement & solutions team regarding allocations additional as required 

Experience: > 3 to 5 years Ocean FCL/LCL Imports or Container Space Allocation Coordination – must have previous ocean imports booking experience.

  • Problem solving, out of the box thinking
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
  • Effective time management
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team 
  • General knowledge of the freight forwarding and NVOCC environment
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational management skills 

Compensation, excellent salary and profitsharing; full benefits

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