Typical day involved reading and replying to emails; checking web sites of Ports and various shipping vessels to confirm any booking changes; check with carriers, (export and domestic), to confirm container pick up / delivery's; meet with warehouse supervisor about shipping schedule; update daily report, forward to designated staff. Contact specific domestic customers to discuss delivery scheduling.
Learned an enormous amount about export & domestic shipping. Dispatchers for exports, whose business it is to know the inside and out of Ports, Terminals and shipping lines, know their business. I trust their knowledge and expertise ~
Hardest part of the job was working with and for malicious adolescents.
Enjoyable part of the job was accomplishing tasks; solving issues; meeting a handful of great, great people.