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Vessel Agent

Location: West Haven
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description CAREER OPPORTUNITY Job Title: Ship Agent Hours: Full Time FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: Vessel Manager Remote: No Location: New Haven, CT ABOUT MORAN SHIPPING Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. is a family owned business that began operations in 1937 and has since grown to become the largest privately owned vessel agency in the United States. A world leader in the maritime industry, Moran operates as a vessel agency and maritime consulting firm to many of the world---s most prominent ship owners, operators, and charterers. Presently Moran has 25 offices in the United States where it provides full-vessel agency attendance at over 80 ports along the East, Gulf and West Coasts, servicing all types of vessels ranging from the Ultra Large Cargo Carriers (ULCC---s) to the smallest fishing boat. Position Overview Qualified candidates will be responsible for ensuring our clients vessels arrive and depart at their given port destinations in accordance with our clients' interest in conjunction with the regulations and standards set forth by governmental agencies and Moran. Candidates will coordinate with vessel along with government and port officials in setting berthing arrangements for each vessel. Candidates will also contact and oversee essential vendor services such as pilotage, towage and labor while preparing and submitting a proforma estimate to the Principal as it relates to port costs. As a qualified candidate you will arrange for owner requirements when necessary and maintain a port log and other port documents and records as required. Candidates will be required to maintain ongoing communications with Principal, as well as appropriate terminal personnel, shippers, receivers, vendors and government agencies. Candidates will also need to monitor the quality of services provided by vendors and be able to review vessel invoices for accuracy in terms of service time and published tariff, if available. Qualified candidates must have good interpersonal as well oral and written communications skill. This position requires night and weekend work as well as the ability to work overtime. Some local travel is required by the position as well as the ability to board vessels. Personal Auto is required and we provide auto allowance. In order to perform the duties of a Ship Boarding Agent, it is a requirement of employment that you will be able obtain and maintain a valid Transportation Workers Identification Card. (TWIC) along with a valid driver---s license. We offer a competitive salary as well as a company sponsored 401k, and medical/dental plan. Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Must have a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills Excellent communication skills Physical or environmental demands: Extended Hours. Some nights and weekends. Local travel. Boards vessels. (Must be able to climb ladders --- sometimes at steep angles.) Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card) Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. Moran Shipping Agencies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: MORAN SHIPPING AGENCIES INC, West Haven , Vessel Agent, Sales , West Haven, Connecticut

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