Vessel Agent – Team Leader
Job Title: Vessel Agent – Team Leader
Location: Southampton Docks
Hours: 40 Hours per week – Will include weekends
Salary: Up to £37,469 (depending on experience)
A leading Shipping company based at Southampton Docks specialising in the logistics of Automobiles around the globe!
Job Role – Vessel Agent – Team Leader
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 – Vessel Agent – Team Leader
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.
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