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Shipping Management – Shipping Manager Jobs

Shipping Management jobs can involve working in a hectic environment, because the main aim of this role is to ensure that vessel operations run smoothly within a port.

Shipping Management includes a range of activities and responsibilities that bridge the commercial and operational activities in a shipping company. This means a Shipping Manager must be able to quickly make decisions and adapt to change.

What does a Shipping Manager (Liner) Job description include?

  • In applying for a Shipping Manager role you will be expected to have specific personal qualities and industry experience.
  • As a Shipping Manager you will liaise with your line manager and the different ports under their management.
  • Your principle role will be to ensure all vessel operations flow smoothly and that all team members are kept up to date.  This means a Shipping Manager must maintain day-to-day contact with individuals working in berth planning, commercial and operational roles.
  • Shipping management involves assuming responsibility for vessel operations within the scope of your job description. This includes securing berth to all vessels on arrival at port and arranging bunkers. It also involves arranging phase-in and phase-out procedures/schedules whenever new tonnage is delivered.
  • As a Shipping Manager you will be expected to play an active part in team communications for achieving and delivering results.
  • The Shipping Manager is expected to optimise bunker costs without jeopardising a vessel’s own schedule. They will also need to secure optimal resources utilised on vessels in port to maintain an overall schedule.

Key skills and qualifications of a Shipping Manager (Liner):

  • You will be expected to have a degree, preferably shipping related or demonstrate previous experience of an equivalent standard.
  • A Shipping Manager must have excellent organisational abilities and work in a structured manner.
  • As a Shipping Manager you will be expected to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  You will also need to demonstrate your ability to handle difficult situations that may call for an element of negotiation or problem solving.
  • You must have a sound understanding of the commercial and operational business processes within shipping.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills are required in this role.
  • Must be familiar with computer programs associated with the industry including Microsoft Word.

How to find more Shipping Management jobs within the Shipping and Logistics industry:

To find more Shipping Management jobs or other jobs within this sector, or to place a vacancy, please contact us.

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