We are handlers 

Handling refers to all the operations of loading and unloading merchant vessels in commercial ports. The trades concerned are those of dockers and crane operators.

We also recruit for each operation dockers, working on board ships and dock.

The unloaded goods are then stored in storage facilities, either in hangars or on the ground, or directly sent to the consignee.

For a long time and still a little today, this trade was the subject of a “hard tooth” stereotype that wanted dockers to be men with big arms and not much in the brain. Yet it is very far from reality!

Technological evolution has made this job less painful. It has also allowed it to evolve into several trades that respect a professional classification.

These docker jobs are just as rich and varied as each other.


  • Port regulations
  • National regulations for cargo handling
  • Operations on the docks
  • International regulations on cargo handling
  • Freight industry
  • Methods of transporting goods
  • Hygiene and safety in the workplace


  • Use different means of communication
  • Ensure compliance with transport regulations
  • Manage cargo handling
  • Supervise the unloading of the cargo
  • Give instructions to staff
  • Write inspection reports
  • Adjust your priorities
  • Manage ship loading activities
  • Supervise the loading of the cargo
  • Apply security management
  • Prepare cargo shipping reports
  • Anticipate the logistical needs of port operations
  • Adapt to changing situations
  • Observe the loading operations of the cargo
  • Find solutions to problems
  • Coordinate port operations
  • Manage procedures to improve port operations
  • Write reports on work
  • Supervise the movement of the crew