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Kaimahi Taunga Waka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Stevedores operate a variety of heavy machinery to load, unload, tally and stow the cargo of a ship.


Inexperienced stevedores usually earn

$45K-$55K per year

Stevedores in a supervisory role can earn

$60K-$90K per year

Source: Tranzqual ITO, Frequently Asked Questions, 2011

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for stevedores are average due to an increase in casual labour and changes in shipping schedules, which have resulted in less work for stevedores.
A stevedore standing on a shipping container as he directs a crane operator load a shipping container onto a ship

A stevedore at work on a ship

Last updated 7 December 2017