APL Inbound Vessel Close Coordinator 1 in Norfolk, Virginia

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 504 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2017, they carried 18.9 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

This position will be responsible to:

  • Ensure pre-arrival notices are sent for all import cargo enabling the customer to meet the release requirements and avoid demurrage

  • Monitors Customs Border Protection (CBP), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and all other government agency requirements and holds to ensure compliance and avoid fines and penalties; Ensure customer are notified of such holds and any action required on their part to avoid delays

  • Monitor Bill Logs to ensure all CMA CGM requirements are satisfied prior to the release of cargo (OBL received, freight is paid, Customs cleared)

  • Monitor Terminal reports to ensure EDI releases properly download in a timely manner; Understand respective port release procedures to avoid delays and unnecessary demurrage costs for CMA CGM and/or the customer

  • Issue Immediate Transportation bonds, Immediate Exportation bonds and Transportation and Exportation bonds (IT’s, IE’s & T&E’s) to allow intermodal cargo to move to inland destination without delay; allowing customer to clear cargo with CBP at the inland destination

  • Monitor Idle Cargo to identify cargo eligible for General Order or Abandonment

  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Steamship or Transportation experience desired.

  • Good people and communication skills.

  • Proactive attitude to problem solving.

  • Ability to work with basic Excel, Word, PowerPoint,

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Must be available to work 8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • College degree preferred.

  • Steamship or Transportation experience desired.

  • Prefer that internal applicants have experience working in LARA, MIRA, Internet, E-mail and Terminal Websites


CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.