Sea Freight – Team Leader (Shipping Liner)

Job Title: Sea Freight – Team Leader (Shipping Liner)

Location: Southampton Docks

Hours: 40 Hours per week – Will include weekends

Salary: Up to £37,469 (depending on experience)

About us

A leading Shipping company based at Southampton Docks specialising in the logistics of Automobiles around the globe!

Job Role – Sea Freight – Team Leader (Shipping Liner)

To lead the Vessel Agent team in providing in-house agency/husbandry service to all Group vessels. Ensuring all activities of the vessel call are fulfilled, needs of Master and crew are delivered in a safe and timely manner and abiding by all port and other legal requirements. Leading 2 other vessel agents.

Responsibility to the Principle to liaise with all concerned stakeholders, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, in practical terms ensuring vessel, crew and cargo needs are met.

Ensuring compliance with UK policy regarding vessel clearance and the onward voyage, tasks include booking berths through ABP AOL system, reporting CERS (article 7 of reg 725/2004); verifying information on IMO documents.

The checking and customs clearing of Cargo with UK Customs to ensure all cargo can be loaded / unloaded to / from vessel.

Submission of maritime statistics to HMRC

Monitor vessel movements throughout region Europe via various means including but not limited to direct contact with Vessel Master.

Allocating berths in principle to group vessels based upon technical knowledge of the fleet and berthing situation in Southampton, liaising with the Port to ensure safety and commercial expectations are met

Arrange Pilot and Towage in order to ensure the safe movement of the vessel, liaise with ABP VTS, Berthing team, Towage manager and mooring gang foreman.

Continually review the cargo operation, advising relevant parties of any delays, each vessel arrival / departure is reported to trade operator, key co-ordination enables vessels schedule to be kept.

Facilitate the crew change and assist any visitors to and from vessel,

Arrange provision of stores, fuel, spare parts, drinking water or any other requirements for the vessel prior to arrival or during the port stay, ensuring UK customs compliance is maintained.

Facilitate cash to the Master as requested,

Complete “Statement of Fact” and “Port Costs” and approve invoices to DA account,

Act as the local Point of Contact for vessel, including day to day matters and in the event of emergencies.

Requirements – Sea Freight – Team Leader (Shipping Liner)

Excellent organisational and time management skills – prioritising tasks to meet deadlines

Ability to work under pressure and to strict timelines

Customer focused – to provide an efficient and effective service to all customers

Work accuracy – Quality and attention to detail

Flexible and willing approach towards work undertaken

Flexible attitude to meet changing priorities, operational and business needs

Ability to work unsocial and flexible hours to meet vessel requirements

MS Office – i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Communication, provide full, clear and timely information, both verbally and in writing

Good English language skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with internal and external parties

Networking – keeping up to take with industry changes

Teamwork – Working within and across various teams

Problem solving – ability to act on own initiative and in a team context

Ability to understand, accept and enjoy cultural differences

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 Southampton
Job titleSea Freight – Team Leader (Shipping Liner)
Salary £30000 - £38000
Consultant Tasha Bryant
Consultant Phone 023 9285 2314
Consultant Email
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