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Ship brokers

OaSIS code 13200.02

Shipbrokers buy and sell cargo space on ships and buy and sell ships, yachts and other watercraft on behalf of clients.

Overview

Also known as

  • Cargo broker
  • Chartered shipbroker
  • Shipbroker

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Buy and sell cargo space on ships on behalf of individuals, companies and governments
  • Consult trade publications and other sources to provide information to clients on available cargo space, destinations, rates and departure locations and times, and arrange ship charters for clients
  • Negotiate rates and terms and prepare contracts and other papers
  • Buy and sell ships, yachts and other watercraft on behalf of clients
  • Inspect vessels, explain features and negotiate price when purchasing or selling for clients
  • Arrange for insurance coverage for cargo or for ships
  • Arrange for registration and licensing of ships.

Additional information

  • There is no mobility between the different types of brokers in this unit group.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (10020)
  • Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (11103)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

13 – Administrative occupations and transportation logistics occupations

Sub-major group

132 – Transportation and production logistics coordinators and customs and related broker occupations

Minor group

1320 – Transportation and production logistics coordinators and customs and related broker occupations

Unit group

13200 – Customs, ship and other brokers

Occupational profile

13200.02 – Ship brokers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
4 - High Level
Getting Information
4 - High Level
Interacting with Computers
4 - High Level
Providing Consultation and Advice
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Self-employed
  • Ship or other brokerage establishments

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Information Ordering
3 - Moderate Level
Mathematical Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Memorizing
3 - Moderate Level
Multitasking
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Financial Resources
4 - High Level
Negotiating
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important