Ships Agent in United Kingdom

Applying for the Ships Agent role

Job Title: Ships Agent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Transport & Logistics
Sub Sector: Other Transport & Logistics
Job Reference No: 7177

Job Description

Port Agent | Ships Agency | Shipping |

Are you an experienced port agent, looking to join a leading, well respected shipping company & progress your career long-term?

Our client, who is growing rapidly are looking to add to their Ships Agency team in Southampton due to new contract wins. If you have agency experience, and wish to work on a fair shift pattern with only 1 weekend in 4, this could be perfect for you.

The Role:

You will be responsible for the safe arrival & turnaround of vessels of all sizes carrying a variety of cargo from containers to dry bulk, and everything in between. You will be based in Southampton but will be responsible for covering a number of ports along the South Coast. You will be responsible for dealing with various port authorities, arranging pilotage and berthing space. Managing immigration compliance and dealing with any needs of the ships captain & crew in the way of medical appointments or assisting in replenishing ships stores. You will also be actively involved in shipping documentation and invoicing ships owners, so this is a mixed role where you will spend time onboard vessels in port and also in the office.

Essential Criteria:

- Full British Driving Licence
- Able to be flexible with working hours, including weekends & Bank Holidays
- Previous exposure to shipping / port operations
- Good attention to detail
- A `can do` attitude

Desirable Criteria:

- Previous ships agency experience

About the Company:

Our client represents the interests of shipowners and charterers across the UK. Their Southampton office consists of a friendly team and have a good working environment.

Salary & Benefits:

This company is looking to pay in the region of 21 - 25K for the right candidate depending on experience. The company also offers a company car with this role. The hours are Monday to Friday 9-5, with 1 night a week and on call to attend ships 1 weekend in 4.

Apply now in confidence, as our client is keen to hold interviews and appoint asap.

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