Saturday, 22 July 2017

How Do I Become a Dock Worker?

There are very few major skills one needs to acquire before trying to become a dock worker. Given the fact that you could be working with a great deal of property, some of which is very expensive, being trustworthy may be the most important aspect. Having basic math and communication skills is also helpful if you want to become a dock worker. Many in the occupation may not even have a high school diploma, but experience working with various industrial equipment may be an advantage.
To determine the character of an individual, the company doing the hiring may depend heavily on references. Many companies ask for both personal references and professional references in order to become a dock worker. Therefore, it may be necessary to have at least one job prior to becoming a dock worker. It may also help if you have someone who can speak to your character who is already employed by the company where you are seeking employment.
The main job of a dock worker is to load and unload containers, trailers and other types of storage units that may hold a variety of freight. Therefore, making sure you are in good health is critical if you want to become a dock worker. The work is very physically demanding, and often requires standing for long periods of time, and may also require bending, stooping, and heavy lifting.

A dock worker, also known as a longshoreman, loads and unloads cargo from ships onto trucks or railroad cars and verifies its contents. He may use specialized heavy equipment to move the materials or do it by hand with the assistance of other dock workers. A dock worker may work as an independent contractor or be employed by a stevedoring, which unloads ships, or a shipping company.
As the shipments arrive in port, a dock worker is normally required to inspect the cargo and containers before he unloads them. He generally has a packing list for each shipment on which he notes opened containers, damaged goods or other discrepancies. A significant number of dock workers carry computerized handheld devices into which they enter this information. Knowledge of local and regional transportation rules is often required to properly complete the shipping and receiving paperwork.
If the dock worker is loading a shipment for transport, he is normally required to be knowledgeable of packing procedures. These methods generally include properly stacking goods to prevent shifting during transport. He may also be required to sort the merchandise per the shippers’ instructions. Cables and ropes are normally used to secure the packages and containers.

Old Pics Of The Port Of Felixstowe Dock Basin

IT Status update: 20th July

Published by Comms team on 20 July 2017 

Dear customer,
We would like to provide you with an update regarding cyber security, to which we have received a number of queries over the last weeks. Your logistics and supply chain security is of utmost importance to us, and we hope this will help answer your questions as best we as can at this stage.
While we are conducting a forensic investigation into the virus attack, our efforts are primarily focused on full recovery to return to our normal customer service levels as quickly as possible. 
In response to this new type of malware, we have put in place different and further protective measures. Due to confidentiality we cannot share details on these measures at this stage.

Has Maersk lost any data through the virus attack?

While our operations and communications have been significantly affected by this virus attack, no data breach or data loss to third-parties is known to have occurred as of this date.

Are customer systems connected to Maersk at risk of infection?

It has been confirmed by the leading cyber crime analysts and agencies that, while the virus spreads rapidly within a company's network, the virus does not spread between networks or across the internet. Our experience confirms this.

Was Maersk properly patched?

This virus attack was a previously unseen type of malware, and updates and patches applied to both the Windows systems and our antivirus were not an effective protection in this particular case. Once our service has returned to more normal conditions, we will conduct a full post-mortem. Thereafter, we will engage closely with customers and partners to share lessons from this incident and ensure you can benefit from our learnings. We have truly appreciated the numerous offers of assistance that we have received from customers during this process.
We remain determined in our path toward full recovery, which will see us serving your business and your shipping needs effectively again.
Thank you!
The Maersk team