The primary role of a Stevedore is the loading and unloading of freight on and off ships while they are in port. With port capacity increasing in Australia, demand for skilled portside workers is set to rise, particularly around mining areas. The introduction of new technology and systems at ports targeting documentation, yard layout, ship loading and discharging, ship stability calculations and operational statistics will mean that existing and new workers need to adapt to new skill requirements.
A Stevedore (also known as a dockworker, docker or dock labourer) is usually the entry point for individuals seeking a career on the docks or within ports. Stevedores can then progress to become a Crane Operator, Foreperson or Container Terminal Manager.
$36,000 – $91,000 (Median $55,000)*.
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.