Cargo Controller, Operations – Bangkok, Thailand

We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to take on the role of Cargo Controller in our Thailand office, who will be responsible for overall logistics and MNR operations at ESL Thailand, and will ensure the completion of assigned tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Tasks may include but are not exclusive to: Liaison with Customs Authorities, CFS, Empty Depot, Transporters, Line Commercial/Operations for IHC costing & Line Logistics Team for evacuation of non-required empty units to other required locations with minimum cost & sell units at maximum cost with proper channels.


  • Ensure smooth & error-free functioning of Liner services, effective co-ordination with team members, consortium partners, slot operators, ESL Sales/CS teams for operational matters.
  • Coordinate with Accounts/Documentation teams for all Ops-related invoice queries, and update Vendor Tariff (ICD/Depot/Port/Truck)/ procedures.
  • Verify and vet forecast file across functions to provide accurate forecast of equipment.
  • Update and address EDI errors daily, escalating issues to relevant stakeholders as needed.
  • Liaise with depot / transporters for smooth empty repo movements.
  • Update stock AV by liaising with depots.
  • Prepare monthly expenditure files.
  • Co-coordinate with terminals & depots for railing out import ICD containers on FIFO basis to reduce storage cost to the company.
  • Calculate cost sheets of all operational expenses & align with finance team to establish budget (including forecast) and actual cost control.
  • Initiate gameplan for cost saving program.
  • Co-ordinate with sales team & terminals for gate opening / closing to restrict early gate in & control unnecessary storage cost to company.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience in Operations or Cargo control within the shipping industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Proficiency in Office 365 and Excel (advantageous).
  • Computer literacy and a service-oriented attitude.
  • Self-motivated and results-driven.

*Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Job Category: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Thailand

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