Transport Planner - Specialist Haulage

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Job title: Specialist Haulage Transport Planner

Location: Southampton

Position Type: Permanent, full-time

We are looking for the right individual to support our Specialist Haulage team in Southampton.

As a Specialist Haulage Transport Planner you will be responsible for planning of the loading and unloading of cargo and freight shipments whilst maintaining customer relationships, ensuring requirements and service levels are met from customer enquiries through to job completion. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of projects, all while sharing our culture and belief of health and safety being the number one priority.

Key responsibilities

  • Raise accurate quotes for loading and unloading of cargo and road transport to ensure profitability of the department.
  • Ensure all containers and cargo movements are correctly arranged and booked into and out of both internal and external systems ensuring costs are kept to a minimum.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of Cargo Handlers team in respect of loading and unloading cargo.
  • Arrange with customers pick up and collection of equipment / cargo as required to complete the job.
  • Be a point of contact for any cargo related / specialist haulage enquiries.
  • Obtain and secure the best possible price for any purchases or service required.
  • Ensure customer service levels with all customers are achieved to the minimum agreed targets.
  • Finalise jobs on internal systems with revenue and costs to allow them to be processed for invoicing.


  • Previous experience in a similar role within shipping lines, port operations, haulage and /or container handling operations.
  • Knowledge of Road Haulage.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong team player.
  • Previous TOPS experience – desirable.

Please be advised that successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team