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Cargo Handler

Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




The Role:  Cargo handler / Stevedore



To provide an effective and efficient port cargo operation. Delivered to specific customer requirements and in line with Company quality processes.



  • Vehicle driving and other duties associated with vessel loading/discharge operations, including lashing of cargo.
  • Managing and control of cargo within the Checker’s operation.
  • Monitoring and maintaining work practices with a particular focus on Health & Safety.
  • Be flexible always to suit challenging operational requirements.
  • Ensure customer and manufacturers requirements are maintained on both quality and standards.
  • Support and maintain a high level of communication between yourself the customer and your superiors.
  • Support your Asst. / Shift Supervisor and the Management Team in achieving operational key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of procedures in relation to the receiving, release, shipment of cargo and control of compound/quayside stocks as required by ABP Stevedores and its customers.
  • Be flexible to work in all aspects of the Port of Southampton and any other location, within a 10 mile radius of the Port.
  • Any other duties that may be deemed within your capabilities and commensurate with your role. 



About you:

You will be a real team player, eager to get stuck into this exciting and fast-paced industry and work hard. The key to success in this role is teamwork, it is essential that you can use your initiative and be proactive.    


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Full and clean driving licence.
  • Flexible approach to work due to annualised hours working arrangements.
  • Computer Literate – excel and word.
  • Previous experience within a manual-based role.



  • Vehicle Handling.
  • Mooring Vessels.
  • Fork Lift Truck Driving.
  • Able to interact with Delivery Drivers and provide a professional service on behalf of ABP Stevedores and its customers.
  • Able to understand and complete Stock Reports for Management and customers, providing cargo information to operational staff as required.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.