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Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council » Terminal Manager

Terminal Manager

Terminal Managers are responsible for all aspects of the terminal’s freight operations and administrative functions.

They supervise, direct and coordinate activities, such as making sure that freight makes it to its destination in a timely manner, directing freight distribution and assigning duties to employees. Maintaining a safe working environment by developing as well as executing all safety and operational processes is one of the most important duties of any terminal manager, this includes ensuring that equipment and machines are in safe, working order. Strong communication skills are essential in terminal management as this role may involve dealing with customer complaints and other related issues.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Developing business plans for the terminal
  • Determining proper dangerous goods handling procedures
  • Coaches and facilitates orientation, training and education to all levels throughout
    the terminal to improve performance

This occupation carries across multiple sectors including Road Transport,
Logistics and Warehousing, Rail, Aviation and Ports.

Industry facts

  • Terminal Managers have a variable schedule and are usually on call 24-7.
  • This role may require some travel.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Certificate IV in Logistics

Estimated Salary

$70,000 – $125,714 (median: $97,857)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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