They must manage all aspects of the port terminal to ensure that the required throughput of cargo is maintained in order to meet the needs of calling vessels.
· Oversee terminal budget.
· Develop and deliver business plans to meet terminal commitments.
· Ensure that safety and health standards are implemented and adhered to.
· Liaise with industry stakeholders and represent the port on committees.
· Supervise inventory management of freight as it enters and leaves the terminal.
· Plan cargo movement and storage within the terminal.
A background in engineering, logistics and business is required for the position. Although there is no specific degree or diploma in terminal management, Terminal Managers need to have experience in a similar environment and knowledge of the computer management systems involved in running a terminal.
Further advancement within the port management structure is available to Terminal Managers who gain additional business and management skills.