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Vessel Planner

 LondonSouth East England

 Permanent, full-time

An exciting and excellent opportunity to join a leading and respected Shipping Line in London has arisen for an experienced Vessel Planner. The main job purpose is to be responsible for the Vessels safe and efficient Stowage Planning and Special Cargo handling in the European region.

The Primary Job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Follow operational strategies for own operated Vessels based on GHQ policy and general Managers directions.
  • Ensure safe, cost efficient and competitive service.
  • Participate in regular performance review meetings with Vessel Planners and Operators.
  • Participate in the Alliance discussions as required.

Vessel Operations and Marine Safety:

  • Based on Policy and directions of GHQ, lead the Stowage Planning Team, ensure safety standards are maintained.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with partners, terminals and local County Organisations to find the best balance between cost efficiency and service quality.
  • Responsible to, and acting on behalf of, the Master for the safe and efficient operations of Container Vessels, including the stowage of Dangerous Goods and uncontainerised cargo, ensuring compliance with all relevant national, international and company regulations.
  • Monitor and report operational cost related to Stowage Planning.
  • Liaise with other consortia members with regard to allocations, special cargo etc
  • Participate in regular Operational meetings
  • Advise other departments on technical matters, i.e Heavy Lifts,OOG Cargo, Damage Prevention etc.
  • Approve special cargo on Vessels.
  • Cargo accident/stevedore damage handling.
  • Operational capacity monitoring.

Cost Control/Management Plan:

  • Implement measures to reduce costs.
  • Ensure efficient stowage planning conforming with the GHQ directions.
  • Support budget control.
  • Monitor KPI's for internal and external stakeholders.
  • General problem solving.

Will be educated preferably to a minimum of Degree level.

Minimum of 1 year of Stowage Planning experience Pan Europe. Strong Operational/Commercial awareness and previous Sea experience will be an advantage. There will be some out of hours working.

Excellent opportunity for the right candidate.

DCR 5675

Full Time
Zoë Calver or Tracey Di Valentine
01784 450 111 or 0203 2430077

Contact Details

Essex: 0203 2430077
Heathrow: 01784 450 111
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