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Ship/Port Superintendent

Do you like to keep an eye on things, manage a team and be a coordinator in the middle of the action? If you’re someone who is organized and knows how to react to various unforeseen events, a career as Ship/Port Superintendent could be the position for you.


As an employee of a stevedoring company or marine terminal, you will supervise the loading and unloading of ships at the dock. You will coordinate the work of the Long Shoremen and liaise with the Officers in charge on the ship.

You will also have to prepare various documents to ensure the proper functioning of operations. Additionally, you will be asked to assess the equipment and labour needs required for operations and to manage the costs related to those operations.

Lastly, you will play a role in ensuring the health and safety of the team members by keeping a close eye on the work sites.

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Detailed profile


  • Job environment

    Port environment

  • Main tasks
    and responsibilities

    Supervise operations and the team during the loading and unloading of ships

  • Prerequisites

    Fluent in English, leadership, versatility and organizational skills

  • Training

    DCS in Management or similar, an asset (on-the-job-training)

  • Schedule

    Variable – Frequent schedule rotation

  • Salary range

    $70,000$ to $100,000

  • Distinctive element

    In addition to having lots of availability, you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills as you will be required to work as a team at all times. You can also become a Ship/Port Superintendent if you have experience supervising work teams, especially in the fields of forestry, agriculture, manufacturing or construction.

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