Dry Operations Manager- Dubai

We are currently working with a European Broking house that have a newly established office in Dubai they are looking to expand by bringing in a talented Operations Manager to work closely with their Dry Cargo Brokers and in coordination with their European counterparts within operations.
 
This would be a great opportunity for an experienced Operator that wants to join a newly created office and a team that is already thriving in terms of volume. The role would be predominantly focused on Voyage operations but it would be a combination of VC and TC work concentrated in the Middle East.
 
The role would be ideal for someone that has circa 5-10 years’ dry operations experience either gainer within a Broking House or potentially an Owner/ Operator. Someone that understands the Handy-SMX trade would be the best fit but those with PMX experience would still be considered. Candidates with less experience than indicated above will still be of interest if they are able to demonstrate the potential to grow into the role quickly.
 
This is a newly created role so one that you would be able to come in and make your own from the off.
 
If interested please contact Matt Cornelius at [email protected]

Cost Control and Port Specialist- London

We are currently working on a Cost Control and Port Specialist position for a major international and market leading  ship owner/ operator within the bulk market. This is a new position that would report directly into the Global Head of Cost Control also London based.
 
The primary focus of the position would be driving cost saving synergies and improving contract efficiency within the Atlantic and Pacific regions with a particular focus on port costs. You would monitor and analyse port costs in order to identify variances and spots where overspending can be recognised. This role will also draw upon relationship building as cultivating positive relationships with suppliers and vendors would be very advantageous. Negotiating new agreements as well as re-negotiating existing ones will also form a large part of the role.

This position would be ideal for someone that has around 4/5 years working within an Agency setup or within port operations. Someone that understands port costs and contracts would be ideal. Ideally you will have strong systematic skills and are able to think strategically regarding cost saving solutions.
 
If interested please contact Matt Cornelius at [email protected]

Operations Manager- Singapore

We are currently partnered with an international shipowner headquartered in the US but with offices across Europe and Asia that is currently looking to an an experienced Operations Manager to become their operations lead out of Singapore.

This role requires someone with circa 5-10 years’ of dry bulk vessel operations exposure preferably gained within a shipowner. The focus initially will be on operating their cape assets but the role will likely diversify in the coming years to cover smaller bulk assets.

The role would have the support of an additional Operator that is already established with the company so this role would have some supervisory responsibility.

Our client can only consider someone that is Singaporean or that has Singapore PR for this role and the position would be best suited to someone that can envisage themselves being able to work well as part of a small team.

If interested, please contact Matt Cornelius at [email protected]

Post Fixture Analyst (Tankers)- London

We are currently an internationally recognised shipowner who are in the process of looking for a Tanker Post Fixture Analyst to join their team based out of their London office. This role would head into the Head of Post Fixture Operations.
 
This hire would take responsibility for calculation and submission of claims that are both demurrage and non-demurrage based as well as handling the calculation and collection of freight and hire. It will be imperative that somebody has some exposure to the negotiation of claims, ensuring that cases are closed in a timely manner.
 
Candidates for this role should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in post fixture/ claims related work and will need the right to work in London. 
 
For interested candidates please contact Matt Cornelius at [email protected]

Head of Claims – London

We are currently working with an international tanker broking company, who are operating in London, to hire a Head of Claims to cover their demurrage desk.
 
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Investigate each claim by gathering information, reviewing, and analysing and creating reports for management.
  • Complete freight claim paperwork, paper or electronic.
  • Track communications and follow ups with owners and charterers during the claims process.
  • Negotiate settlements with carriers on behalf of the client by mutual communication and agreeance.  
  • Identify and communicate reoccurring operations errors to management when applicable.
  • Communicate updates on freight claims to claimant parties when requested.
  • Assist department and front office with miscellaneous duties. 
  • Handle multi-department filing including font office expenses handling and negotiating with service providers for best deals for the company.

Person specification includes:

  • More than 5 years experience dealing with tanker demurrage claims.
  • Knowledge of brokerage software systems (Q88/TRIGONAL/AXS) Preferred.
  • Knowledge in Excel required.
  • Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
  • Must be able to organise workload to manage and prioritise a range of different tasks simultaneously, some of which are ambiguous in nature.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take ownership for their areas of their responsibility.
  • Demonstration of an excellent affinity for working within a team of diverse people and implementing change.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.

If this role is of interest to you, please get in touch via [email protected] or apply today!

Charterer- Hamburg

We are currently partnered with a growing shipowner predominantly focused on the bulk market but with an LPG Carrier in their fleet. Our client is currently looking for a Charterer to add to their team in Hamburg that will take responsibility for the LPG asset with potential further acquisitions on the gas side planned but the expectation is this hire will also take on bulk chartering responsibility as well as the fleet is predominantly bulk vessels.
 
This would be a great opportunity for a Charterer either from the dry or wet market that would like to work in a position with a broad scope and have exposure to different markets. With the planned growth in the LPG fleet this would be an exciting role for someone with 3-5 years chartering experience to make this business area their own from a commercial standpoint.
 
The likelihood is this person will come from the gas or tanker market as the primary focus is in this area but as the secondary area would be covering dry chartering responsibilities they can also consider someone that comes from a dry chartering background.
 
The ideal candidate will have circa 3-5 years’ experience as a Charterer but Brokers will also potentially be considered. They would be looking for someone that demonstrates ambition and is commercially very astute and able to follow the market closely. The role would be based in Hamburg office 5 days per week where they have a lean commercial team.
 
If interested please contact Matt Cornelius at [email protected]

S&P Projects Coordinator- Greece

We are currently working with an international shipowner with several offices globally that is currently looking at the expansion of their in house S&P/ Projects department by adding a S&P/ Projects Administrator to their office in Athens. This will be a fantastic opportunity for someone that wants to join a truly dynamic department and would like to be part of a team that works towards high value transactions on a day to day basis.
 
This hire will play a vital role within the S&P department focusing on various projects within the organisation. You would have direct exposure to the Managing Director of the organisation and as such this will need to be someone that is confident in their own abilities and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
 
Key responsibilities

  • Facilitate and manage S&P/transactions, ensuring seamless execution.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to negotiate and finalize deals.
  • Support various projects within the Department’s portfolio.
  • Ensure seamless project execution and adherence to timelines and budgets.
  • Stay informed about market trends and industry developments.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with clients, brokers, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen to negotiate and secure favourable terms.

 
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Studies, Business, or a related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a comparable position within the shipping industry.

Top of Form

  • Utilising MS Office including Excel and Powerpoint; Sharepoint, WhatsApp and company systems.
  • Project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

 
Qualities Expected

  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism in stakeholder interactions.
  • Logical and structured approach to work and ability to challenge other team members and other colleagues where processes are not in line with the agreed policy.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take ownership for their areas of their responsibility.
  • Demonstration of an excellent affinity for working within a team of diverse people and implementing change.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a positive, proactive can-do attitude to find practical solutions to problems and improvements.

Demurrage Claims Analyst – London

We are currently partnered with a major international oil and products trading group based in London who are looking for a Demurrage Claims Analyst to be based in their HQ. This is a new hire that will be responsible for the accurate and timely review, issuance, negotiations, and settlement of demurrage claims associated with the transportation of crude oil and chartering activity.
 
The analyst will interface with third parties, including owners, major oil companies, and trading companies ensuring proper management of demurrage claims. This role closely collaborates with trading and shipping operations, finance and accounting, as well as legal departments to ensure accurate information and guidance is being provided to the traders and charterers to reduce risk and exposure to the company and optimize trading profits.
 
Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned demurrage claims, properly auditing and conducting data analysis.
  • Submit demurrage claims, review and counter claims with suppliers and receivers based on purchase & sale contracts.
  • Negotiates demurrage claims with vessel owners based on charter parties’ conditions.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Actively communicates with counterparties to ensure timely collection of receivables. Report the status of demurrage negotiations to traders and management.
  • Work closely with Finance / Accounting to ensure efficient processing of demurrage payables and proper billing of receivables.
  • Monitor demurrage settlements as necessary and resolves account payable discrepancies.
  • Communicate proactively with the shipping team to increase maritime and commercial awareness, and minimize exposure for the company.
  • Thoroughly review contracts and advise traders when laytime and demurrage terms and conditions require realignment.
  • Review third-party contracts and proposals to avoid potential commercial risk.
  • Analyse demurrage trends to understand business updates and advises the trading group in ways to minimize future risk.
  • Develop ad-hoc metrics in handling demurrage claims when needed.
  • Report the overdue claims to team leader and forward the case to legal.

If you are interested in this role, please do get in touch with [email protected]

Dry Bulk Operations Manager – Hamburg

Our client, a growing dry bulk business, are looking to hire a a Dry Bulk Operator to join their team in Hamburg, Germany.

They are looking for someone who has 3-8 years’ experience, ideally from a shipowner/operator background.

The role is in Hamburg, but overseas candidates can be considered.

If you are looking for the challenge of working for a growing dry bulk business, this is the opportunity for you.

Get in touch with [email protected] or apply below now.