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Vessel Operator – Dry bulk / Tanker

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Direct Search Asia Published: July 17, 2017
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Our client, a leading shipping company, is looking for a vessel operator – Dry bulk / Tankers to work in their Singapore Office.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Operator for tankers, bulk carriers, gas carriers, chemical carriers, and/or any other type of ship managed commercially by client engaged on voyage charter / time charter / COA etc
  • Issuing voyage instructions to Master
  • Liaising directly with the ships and the charterers
  • Issuing and following up on payment of freight invoices / hire invoices to charterers
  • Calculation of laytime and reporting demurrage / dispatch. Issuing demurrage invoices as necessary
  • Maintaining separate voyage accounts for each vessel
  • Overseeing day to day commercial operations of ships
  • Appointing and dealing with agents and inspectors on a regular basis
  • Assisting in settlement of disputes with charterers
  • Maintaining record of offhire and ensuring that downtime is minimized at all times
  • Checking voyage bunker requirement and collecting bunkers quotes. Purchasing bunkers for vessel upon confirmation by Fleet Manager
  • Monitoring ship’s speed and consumption and vessel maintaining performance records. Highlighting under-performance to technical managers and ensuring that necessary steps are taken to rectify any under-performance
  • Ensuring that ships are being operated as per CP
  • For tankers, ensuring adequate SIRE inspections have been carried out and liaising with technical managers vetting department for inspections
  • Maintaining proper voyage records
  • Preparing monthly / weekly reports as required
  • Reporting to Commercial Manager


  • University degree in Logistics or related discipline
  • 2-3 year’s working experience in shipping industry in operations, experience in Chartering will be preferable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to accept new challenges
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt and learn


Visit www.directsearchasia.com/vacancies and follow us on LinkedIn for more information and opportunities 


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