Vessel Agent

Vessel Agent – Southampton – Up to £30,000

To provide 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.

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Working hours are 40 hours per week and Time off in lieu if working on weekend/public holiday.


  • Monitor vessel movements
  • 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.
  • Assist in other areas of Terminal activities within your skills level as and when required.
  • Assist in other areas of the wider business as reasonably required and within your skills level e.g. loading and discharging from vessels.
  • Act as an Ambassador for the business at all times by acting as mentor/guide and setting a good example to others

Experience required

  • Previous experience in Vessel Agency/Husbandry role, understand local agencies, regulatory authorities and their roles and potential requirements.
  • Knowledge of UK Immigration rules for seafarers
  • Knowledge of UK HMRC – T1 ships spares procedures
  • Good knowledge of customs clearance
  • Good knowledge of export / import procedures
  • Full clean driving license

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 titleVessel Agent
Salary £25000 - £30000
Consultant James Earl
Consultant Phone 02394004766
Consultant Email
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