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Transportation managers of operations plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of transportation companies such as railways, airlines, bus lines, municipal transit systems, shipping lines and trucking companies, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. Transportation managers of freight traffic plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate companies or departments responsible for the transportation and movement of goods, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by transportation, freight forwarding and shipping companies and by transportation departments of companies in retail and manufacturing sectors and utilities.
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- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a transportation company
- Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods, and ensure compliance with transport regulations
- Oversee dispatch of vehicles, vessels or aircraft
- Control the company or departmental budget, including acquisitions
- Monitor company's or department's performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
- Recruit personnel and oversee their training.
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of companies or departments responsible for co-ordinating, arranging and monitoring the transportation and movement of goods
- Arrange for shipping documentation and oversee the scheduling and dispatching of goods and the tracking and tracing of goods in transit
- Set performance goals, oversee the setting of transportation service rates and monitor revenue
- Develop plans and procedures for the transportation and storage of goods
- Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators and insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates
- Control the departmental budget
- Recruit personnel and oversee their training.
Outlook & Prospects for Transportation Managers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-31|
Currently the chances of qualified Transportation Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Management positions require considerable years of experience and are frequently filled from within the organization. There has been a reasonable balance between the supply of workers and the demand for workers, however recent investment in new and existing facilities, may increase opportunities down the road.
There are numerous potential employers in the Halifax area between the Port of Halifax, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, bus lines, railway service, trucking companies, and various product distribution companies. The Port of Halifax has been investing in its infrastructure in order to attract larger ships and build capacity, and has experienced growth in cargo volume and the number of cruise passengers over the first nine months of 2010, compared to 2009. FedEx completed a new 9,400 square foot transfer operation at the airport in 2010. Armour Transportation Systems also opened a new $15 million dollar logistics facility in 2009, which employs nearly 250 people employed and provides a transload operation for goods coming through the Port of Halifax. Metro Transit is also looking to increase the number of transit employees in order to keep pace with a growing ridership.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Transportation Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Transportation Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The Port of Halifax welcomed 134 cruise ships in 2013, the same as in 2012. The number was slightly higher than had been initially predicted, and it was considered a strong year.
- According to an economic impact study, Halifax Stanfield International Airport creates 5,400 direct full-time equivalent jobs. The major employers, IMP Group, Air Canada, and Jazz, employ 2,243 full-time staff, which is over 40% of the airport workforce.
- Nova Cold Consolidated Ltd. has opened a second large cold storage facility in Burnside Park in Dartmouth. Five additional workers have been added and further expansion and hiring is likely over the coming years.
- A $5.5M contract to provide maintenance and support for military aircraft has been awarded to Enfield-based IMP Aerospace & Defence
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