National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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75100 - Longshore workers

Longshore workers transfer cargo throughout dock area and onto and from ships and other vessels. They are employed by marine cargo handling companies, shipping agencies and shipping lines.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • dockworker
    • longshore worker
    • longshoreman/woman
    • ship loader operator
    • stevedore
    • tanker loader

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Crane operators (See 72500 Crane operators)
    • Longshore worker superintendent (See 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)
    • Longshore workers foreman/woman (See 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)
    • Material handlers (See 75101 Material handlers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Operate industrial trucks, tractors and other mobile equipment to transfer cargo, such as containers, crated items, automobiles and pallet-mounted machinery, around dock to within range of cranes and hoists
    • Operate winches or other hoisting devices to load and unload cargo onto and from ships and other vessels
    • Operate mechanical towers to load vessels with materials such as coal and ore
    • Operate equipment to transfer bulk materials, such as grain, to hold of vessels
    • Connect hoses and operate equipment to transfer liquid materials into storage tanks on vessels
    • Perform other activities such as lashing and shoring cargo aboard ships, opening and closing hatches, cleaning holds of ships and rigging cargo.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education may be required.
    • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to foreman/woman or supervisor of longshore workers is possible with experience.
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