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Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. Ocean Import Agent II in Secaucus, New Jersey

Position Summary

The Import Agent is responsible for daily operations of the FCL and LCL shipments imported into the US via ocean carriers. The Import Agent is engaged in the preparation of files, distribution of documents, cargo tracking, billing and collection of funds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Efficient "break down" of consolidated freight shipments imported into the US – Compiling master airway bills and breaking down consolidation into house airway bills. Verify system generated information with actual documents and ensure accuracy.

  • Maintain files: enter file data, including but not limited to -- opening the file, entering and updating online system with applicable data elements, billing the file, issuing applicable forms and documents, and closing the file

  • Communicate clearly, timely and effectively with overseas offices, agents, customs brokers, customers and domestic vendors.

  • Issue arrival notices, distribute documentation, track shipment movement from origin to destination (which may involve arranging release and delivery at destination according to customer requirements), proactively communicate status of shipments and process “exceptions” (cargo delays, split shipments, etc.).

  • Handle accounting processes, investigate rate discrepancies, monitor Accounts Receivable, file claims in case of damaged or lost cargo.

  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum 3 -5 years’ experience of Import Ocean in a freight forwarder, NVOCC, or Customs Brokerage.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


Yusen offers a generous Employee Benefits Package including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision beginning the 1st of the month following start date

  • 401k with a company match

  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Tuition Assistance Program, Commuter Benefits, vacation, and much more.

Any and all benefits offered are subject to the eligibility requirements, terms, and provisions set forth in the respective policies and plan documents, which you may request from Human Resources.

About Yusen Logistics (Americas)

Yusen Logistics is a leading global provider of International Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, and Supply Chain Solutions. With over 24,000 employees across 45 countries, our extraordinary employees work towards a common goal of providing large and small companies across a variety of industries the logistics support they need to meet the demands of their customers. For more information, please visit our website at www.yusen-logistics.com.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. values each individual employee and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, disability, sexual and gender orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Posting Title: Ocean Import Agent II

ID: 2021-3226

Street: 300 Lighting Way