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Working As An Air Export Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $74,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Air Export Agent Do At Express Employment Professionals

* Plans and directs flow of air and ocean traffic moving to overseas destinations.
* Opens files for each shipment on the dedicated software system.
* Ships freight, prepares documentation and waybills, assesses charges, and collects fees for shipments.
* Negotiates with domestic customers, as intermediary for foreign customers, to resolve problems and arrive at mutual agreements.
* Examines invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
* Prepares reports of transactions to facilitate billing of shippers and foreign customers.
* Examines documents such as invoices, bills of lading, and shipping statements, to verify conversion of merchandise weights or volumes into system used by other country.
* Converts foreign currency figures into United States monetary equivalents, or domestic currency into foreign equivalents.
* Corresponds with foreign network.
* Is responsible for moving shipments on time.
* Files documents in an accurate manner.
* Is responsible for all air/ocean export operation rate negotiations, forwarding, consolidations, documentation, pre-alerts, tracing, customer service, quotations to foreign offices and customer quotes.
* Assures that all dangerous goods shipments are handled according to regulations.
* Assists customers in compliance issues; certification; physical inspection and arrangements for dangerous goods packaging in compliance with regulations.
* Organizes oneself to handle the volume of activity.
* Corrects EPO's if requested by the supervisor.
* Reports all serious difficulties to the branch manager.
* Prepares quotations under the direction of the branch manager.
* Overtime and rotating weekend on-call is a requirement of this positio

What Does An Air Export Agent Do At DHL Express

* Creates/confirms transport order to ensure delivery of the shipment to the final customer
* Performs booking and booking optimization according to internal guidelines as defined by Product
* Prepares, controls and distributes all required Export documents to counterparts (carrier, consignee, supplier, etc.) complying with regulations and internal procedures
* Checks responses from counterparts and finalizes validation of required documents
* Follows-up shipment status in the Import area; identifies incidents and ensures resolution of incidents
* Supports Customer Service in the incident and exception management resolution
* Maintains excellent relationships with suppliers
* Is responsible for identifying performance issues of suppliers, and proposes solutions to improve/correct performance
* Performs IT systems related tasks to provide up to date information on shipment

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Top Skills for An Air Export Agent

  1. Customer Service
  2. Cargo Space
  3. AES
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained positive and calm demeanor under stressful conditions to implement strategies and provide excellent customer service.
  • Placed online and phone bookings for cargo space with various airlines and negotiated the rate.
  • Coordinate and fulfill compliance of governmental regulations (AES, US Customs Clearance, country specific requirements, etc.).
  • Warehouse experience handling dangerous goods and general cargo
  • Issued documentation such as house airway bills, commercial invoices, packing slips, master airway bills and manifest.

Air Export Agent Demographics

Gender

Male

47.9%

Female

41.0%

Unknown

11.1%
Ethnicity

White

50.4%

Hispanic or Latino

25.3%

Asian

10.4%

Black or African American

9.9%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.0%

Mandarin

9.1%

Cantonese

6.1%

Portuguese

4.5%

Chinese

4.5%

Japanese

4.5%

French

4.5%

Polish

4.5%

Vietnamese

3.0%

German

3.0%

Filipino

1.5%

Turkish

1.5%

Bosnian

1.5%

Russian

1.5%

Korean

1.5%

Italian

1.5%
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Air Export Agent Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.9%

San Francisco State University

7.9%

Miami Dade College

6.9%

Florida International University

6.9%

University of Houston

5.9%

El Camino College

5.9%

Eastern Michigan University

5.0%

Northeastern Illinois University

5.0%

Houston Community College

5.0%

Northern Illinois University

5.0%

Salem State University

4.0%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.0%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.0%

University of North Texas

4.0%

El Paso Community College

4.0%

California State University - Dominguez Hills

4.0%

Highline Community College

3.0%

University of California - San Diego

3.0%

Georgia State University

3.0%

University of Memphis

3.0%
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Majors

Business

30.4%

International Business

8.6%

Supply Chain Management

6.6%

Accounting

5.3%

Marketing

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.3%

Computer Science

4.0%

Communication

4.0%

General Studies

3.6%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.6%

Management

3.0%

Elementary Education

2.6%

Political Science

2.6%

Hospitality Management

2.6%

Psychology

2.3%

Finance

2.3%

Economics

2.0%

English

2.0%

Legal Support Services

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.7%

Other

28.4%

Associate

14.4%

Masters

7.5%

Certificate

4.7%

Diploma

1.1%

Doctorate

0.2%
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