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Long Shoreman

Do you excel at coordination, do you understand problems easily and you grasp the importance of the careful execution of handling goods? Then a career as a Long Shoreman could be your perfect fit!


As Long Shoreman, you will perform manoeuvres related to loading and unloading of ships or between ships and other modes of transportation. You will use appropriate machinery to handle and secure cargo in transit through ports.

Operations may be related to the transhipment of containerized cargo, bulk cargo or other cargo. You may also be required to operate the equipment used to transfer liquids into the tanks of ships.

Whether it is as a Crane Operator, Material Handling Equipment Operator, Tanker Long Shoreman, and many other positions, the marine industry has something for you!

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Detailed profile


  • Job environment

    Port environment

  • Main tasks
    and responsibilities

    Perform manoeuvres related to port activities, such as loading and unloading ships

  • Prerequisites

    Be in good physical condition, have good manual dexterity, good coordination, have lots of availability (especially beginners) and have a Secondary 5 diploma

  • Training

    No training necessary (on-the-job-training)

  • Schedule


  • Salary range

    $50,000 to $100,000 and over

  • Distinctive element

    In addition to having a driver’s license, some companies may ask that you pass a few internal tests. However, experience in driving construction machinery, forklifts, trucks and cranes are excellent assets!

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