Careers in transport and logistics
What careers are there in transport and logistics
There are many industries connected to the port and shipping and you don't always have to go to sea. Around 13,700 employees are directly linked to the port. If you extend that to people employed in port activities throughout Melbourne, there are around 80,000 people. If you take it to the Victorian border, over 256,000 people are linked to the supply chain and the transport and logistic (T&L) industry.
Careers fact sheet (PDF, 187kb)
Check out this list of jobs in and around the port. I bet there are some we missed!
- Freight operator
- IT coordinator
- Marine engineer
- Maritime manager
- Maritime lawyer
- Property manager
- Ship's officer
- Truck driver
Useful organisations and websites
Transport and Logistics Centre
Transport and Distribution Training Victoria
Victorian Freight and Logistics Council
My Freight Career
Victorian Transport Association
Australian Logistics Council
Custom Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia
Careers at sea
Careers at Sea (Provided by Australian Shipowners Association)
Royal Australian Navy
For those who fancy a life of adventure on the high seas, the following will be of interest.
Careers in international merchant shipping
Warsash Maritime Centre (UK)
Society of Maritime Industries (UK)
The Australian Maritime College has its campus in Launceston and has a range of qualifications related to the sea, ships and shipping.
Australian Maritime College