How much do container ship workers make?
Captains, mates and pilots on deep draft vessels earned a mean wage of $35.38 per hour or $73,590 per year as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Captains, mates and pilots are the highest-ranking members of the crew.
How do I get a job on a container ship?
All you’ll need is a passport and a vaccination certificate. There are two good ways for the complete novice to get a job on a freighter. One is by going from ship to ship and asking each captain if he needs (a) a deckboy or (b) a workaway.
How do container ships work?
How Do Container Ships Work? A container is loaded and then brought to the port by a trucking company. Bringing containers to the port or from the port is called “drayage”. Once the designated ship has arrived, the container is brought to the ships side by a special chassis and cab called a bomb cart (photo above).
What are the jobs on a cargo ship?
Most Popular Cargo Ship Jobs
- Cargo Specialist.
- Airline Cargo Manager.
- Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors.
- Cargo Assistant.
- Airline Cargo Agent.
- Cargo Handler.
- Cargo Surveyor.
- Cargo Partner.