7451 – Longshore workers
Longshore workers transfer cargo throughout dock area and onto and from ships and other vessels. They are employed by marine cargo handling companies, shipping agencies and shipping lines.
Index of titles
Dockerman/woman – marine cargo handling
Dockworker – marine cargo handling
Longshore worker and tower-loader operator
Lumper – marine cargo handling
Ship loader operator
Tanker loader – marine cargo handling
Tankerman/woman – marine cargo handling
Tower-loader operator – marine cargo handling
Wharfman/woman – marine cargo handling
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Operate industrial trucks, tractors and other mobile equipment to transfer cargo, such as containers, crated items, automobiles and pallet-mounted machinery, around dock to within range of cranes and hoists
Operate winches or other hoisting devices to load and unload cargo onto and from ships and other vessels
Operate mechanical towers to load vessels with materials such as coal and ore
Operate equipment to transfer bulk materials, such as grain, to hold of vessels
Connect hoses and operate equipment to transfer liquid materials into storage tanks on vessels
Perform other activities such as lashing and shoring cargo aboard ships, opening and closing hatches, cleaning holds of ships and rigging cargo.
Some secondary school education may be required.
On-the-job training is provided.
Progression to foreman/woman or supervisor of longshore workers is possible with experience.
Longshore crane operators (in 7371 Crane operators)
Material handlers (7452)
Supervisors of longshore workers (in 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)