Marine Vessel Planner

Position: Marine Vessel Planner

Location: Eastleigh

Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 (Hybrid working available)

Salary: up to £30,000 (DOE)

We are currently supporting our client who has over 50 years of expertise in the bespoke logistics and transportation industry. This is more than your standard freight forwarding company, it is working for a globally renowned industry leader.

We seek a skilled and experienced Marine Vessel Planner who must have out-of-gauge, break bulk and project cargo experience within sea freight or shipping. A background working with a shipping agency, shipping line or vessel operation would be the perfect candidate, where you will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the transportation of goods via marine vessels, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to all regulations.

Your key responsibilities as a Marine Vessel Planner:

  • Dealing with OOG, Breakbulk/Project Cargo shipments, planning and logistics.
  • Vessel charter operations (liaising with ship owners, shipbroker, internal and overseas P&M offices, port agents)
  • Book sub-contractors as required
  • Shipping documentation (eg Bills of Lading, cargo manifest, Mate receipt, LOI)
  • Demurrage calculations ( based on our voyage charter party)
  • Liaise with the client to gain technical details
  • Liaise with the technical team to arrange asset delivery to and from the port
  • Liaise with internal offices and agents to keep them informed
  • Send communications to clients and keep updates regular
  • Update clients with load/discharge sequences even when out of hours
  • Monitor cost accuracy from subcontractors / check port costs and try to maximise our profit by reducing our costs
  • Work to resolve operational issues when required
  • Communicate operational matters with loadmaster teams
  • Ensure compliance with import regulations and trade compliance laws


  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Salary up to £30,000 (DOE)
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Career progression

WR Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for all vacancies in the logistics industry. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Hampshire
Job titleMarine Vessel Planner
Salary £25000 - £30000
Consultant Charmaine Boyce
Consultant Phone 02394004725
Consultant Email
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