Experience

  • Owner

    at Old Oaks Bed & Breakfast & Coffee Shop

    October 2016 - at Present

    Eastern Cape

    Running my own Bed & Breakfast and coffee shop.

  • Import Manager

    at Ecu Line SA

    September 2013 - October 2016

    Eastern Cape

    Import Manager 2013 - 2016 (all ports Durban / PE / Jhb / Cape Town) • Managed and monitored various KPI's to ensure the facility was meeting its goals. • Trained, coached and disciplined my team to ensure their compliance with all company policies. • Drove my team of 16 controllers to achieve company initiatives and achieve a high level of productivity. • Performance monthly • Organized all import documentation for goods and prepare schedules for shipments. • Ensured customer satisfaction with regular follow ups and addresses quickly client problems or issues. • Established long-term relationships with new clients and grew new business. • Rate Negotiations with Hauliers / Suppliers • Invoicing • Profit & Loss • Queries Suppliers / Forwarders / Overseas Agents / Shipping Lines

  • Import Manager (September 2013 to September 2016

    at Ecu Line SA Pty Ltd

    September 2013 - September 2016

    Eastern Cape

    • Managed and monitored various KPI's to ensure the facility was meeting its goals. • Trained, coached and disciplined my team to ensure their compliance with all company policies. • Drove my team of 16 controllers to achieve company initiatives and achieve a high level of productivity. • Performance monthly • Organized all import documentation for goods and prepare schedules for shipments. • Ensured customer satisfaction with regular follow ups and addresses quickly client problems or issues. • Established long-term relationships with new clients and grew new business. • Rate Negotiations with Hauliers / Suppliers • Invoicing • Profit & Loss • Queries Suppliers / Forwarders / Overseas Agents / Shipping Lines

  • Senior Sea & Airfreight Controller (January 2007 to August 2013) East London & Port Elizabeth

    at Kapele Freight & Logistics

    January 2007 - August 2013

    Eastern Cape

    • Indents • Receiving and placing indent to overseas agents • Liaising with overseas office and local agents requesting shipping details • Issuing client status reports on a weekly basis informing them of any delays on orders • Sea & Airfreight Import & Exports • Receiving and liaising with shipping lines and groupage agents for required documentation • Performing procedures from registration to delivery of cargo to client • Customs collections and deferment • Petty cash and banking • Special deliveries • Customs examinations • Port health release • Cargo dues • C.T.O’s • Issuing and payment of accounts • Day to day running of the office in East London

  • DIY Projects (1 October 2005 to December 2006)

    at GAP YEAR

    October 2005 - December 2006

    Eastern Cape

    Gap Year Bought & renovated Houses

  • Export Seafreight Controller (1 July 2004 – 30 September 2005)

    at Ecu Line SA Pty Ltd

    July 2004 - September 2005

    Eastern Cape

    Export Seafreight Controller 1 July 2004 – 30 September 2005 • Compiled a sailing schedule and forwarded to all export clients • Quotations of all export shipments • Accepting of all export bookings and issued clients with booking • Making bookings with shipping lines for various routes offered • Issuing of cargo dues • Issued container depots with manifest and liaised with packing Container. • Advised clients on container details and shipped on board date • Issued house bill of lading and invoices once vessel has sailed • All relative documents sent via courier to our overseas office advising them of container • Acquittals sent to shipping lines • Negotiated special rates from hauliers • Profit and loss

  • Export & Import Seafreight Controller / Branch Supervisor (1May 2001 – 31 June 2004)

    at CFR Freight SA

    May 2001 - June 2004

    Eastern Cape

    Export Seafreight Controller • Compiled a sailing schedule and forwarded to all export clients • Quotations of all export shipments • Accepting of all export bookings and issued clients with booking • Making bookings with shipping lines for various routes offered • Issuing of cargo dues • Issued container depot with manifest and liaised with packing of container • Advised clients container details and shipped on board date • Issued house bill of lading and invoices once vessel has sailed • All relative documents sent via courier to our overseas office advising them of container • Acquittals sent to shipping lines • Negotiated special rates for hauliers • Profit and loss

  • Import Seafreight Controller/ Branch Supervisor (1 May 2001 – 31 June2004)

    at CFR Freight SA

    May 2001 - June 2004

    Eastern Cape

    Import Sea Groupage Controller • Receiving of all overseas groupage documents • Registering and batching of documents • Issuing arrival notification to various departments / clients clearing agent’s to enable them to clear customs and the shipment prior to vessel docking • Forwarding all relative documents to the shipping lines, Portnet and container depots Arranging for various payments of the shipments • Issuing of DRO’s on production of payment and correct customs documents • Arranging container unpacks • Banking, issuing of cheques, petty cash and casual wages • Payments of company’s accounts • Handling of all Import / Export queries should controllers not be able to handle • Issuing weekly and monthly statements to clients that have a credit facility • Assistant Manageress

  • Import Seafreight Controller ( February 1998 – 31 April 2001)

    at Renfreight Forwarding (Safcor

    February 1998 - April 2001

    Eastern Cape

    • Controller for 30 import clients (commodities ranging from car parts, paint related material, hides, personal effects etc) • Receiving and registering of clients documents • Requesting documentation direct from client to arrange customs clearance • Forwarding the files to the entry clerks so that they can process the bill of entry • Forwarding the correct documents to the shipping lines once documents have been processed by customs • Responsible for payment to the shipping / groupage operator’s / container depots • Processing of CTO should client wish to nominate their own hauliers Delivery or cargo direct to client’s premises • Negotiating rates with hauliers • Arranging Vet Release / Port Health Release for applicable shipments • Arranging appointments for customs stops, release of custom stop shipments • Schedules produced on a weekly / monthly basis to clients and • updating them on the progress of their indent shipments

  • Import Sea Groupage Controller (December of 1988 - January of 1998)

    at Lochhead White & Womersley CC

    December 1988 - January 1998

    Eastern Cape

    • Receiving of all overseas groupage documents • Registering and batching of documents • Issuing arrival notification to various departments / clients clearing • Agent’s to enable them to clear customs and the shipment prior to the vessel docking • Forwarding all relative documents to the shipping lines, Portnet and container depots • Arranging for various payments of the shipments • Issuing of DRO’s on production of payment and correct customs Document’s • Arranging container unpacks • Receiving and registering of all Import Airfreight documents • Forwarding all customs documents to customs and liaising with the Custom’s officer regarding the customs clearance of the shipment • Liaising direct with client regarding the delivery of cargo • Responsible for all payments referring to the airfreight shipment • Invoicing out all overseas currency charges to the client • Debtors and creditors • Handling of all provisional payments • Handling of bank guarantees • Refunds

  • Reception (December of 1988 - January of 1998)

    at Lochhead White & Womersley CC

    December 1988 - January 1998

    Eastern Cape

    Receptionist • Being the introduction to the Company • Managing a switchboard with 6 incoming lines and 30 extensions • Filing and distribution of all management correspondence • Faxing all the faxes for the whole company • Receiving and distributing of all incoming faxes • Typing up of memo’s • Sending, receiving and distributing of all telex’s • Registering and filing of all clients import permits. • Import Permit Schedule for balances • Bank Guarantee / Cancelling

Education

  • Grade 10

    at Lawson Brown High School

    1980 - 1986 (6 years) Eastern Cape

Languages

  • English Elementary

  • Afrikaans Elementary

Hives