Job and workplace: The Importer’s ‘right-hand’ in the port

Job and workplace: The Importer’s ‘right-hand’ in the port

Cacao handling
Cacao handling

Cocoa, rubber, fruit, tea, coffee, furs, hides, gut, paper, metal and grain – the warehousekeeper’s specialist area covers many sorts of commodities. The importers profit above all from his practical experience with various goods. The warehousekeeper’s job is very diverse and comprehensive: Besides receiving incoming goods he is also responsible for taking samples of goods for quality control. Before the goods are properly stored, he takes over adding value and processing of the goods. Finally the on-carriage to the customer is incumbent upon him. Handling all the formalities as well as dealing with Customs completes his services. The warehousekeeper’s specialist goods handling and personal advice obviate the need for the importers, often based abroad, to be present during handling. They can absolutely rely on the care, expertise and experience of their warehousekeepers; their ‘right hand’ in the port.