Port Agent – (Portsmouth)

Port Agent – Permanent – Portsmouth/Southampton – Competitive package

The role holder will be part of a team providing coverage in the Portsmouth/Southampton area. You will provide the most efficient service to ensure the safe and smooth turnaround of all appointed vessels within the jurisdiction of the port office

The role is standard working hours Mon-Fri and then rotational out of hours coverage

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide full coordination and ownership of appointments at ports within the jurisdiction of the office, from the enquiry and nomination stage through the port call and to FDA stage for all types of port agency and husbandry calls.
  • Coordinate all vendors and suppliers well in advance of vessel arrival to ensure a smooth flow of all services with the aim to minimise vessel idle time in port.
  • Receive advance schedules and ETAs and work with port authorities, terminal and port services providers pro-actively to look after Principals best interests for berthing and working prospects
  • Prepare PDAs, request pre-funding as required
  • Manage the pre-arrival documentation process between vessel, port/terminal and government authorities
  • Book port services for vessel berthing and sailing (arranging Pilots, Towage, Lines etc)
  • Arrange vessel surveys and inspections as required
  • Manage Customs clearances as required
  • Boarding of vessels on arrival and/or departure, and as otherwise required

Experience Required:

  • Good working knowledge of Port Operations, Shipping and/or Port Agency
  • Ability to work calmly and with a positive attitude under pressure
  • Competent user of the Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience of working in a customer facing role in the shipping / maritime industry
  • Experience working in a corporate / office environment, preferably with experience being rostered on-call with a duty phone
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Physical ability to board ships

You must have the right to work in the UK to be considered

To apply, please contact Tom Settle on 02392 322359 or send your CV to tsettle@navis-consulting.com

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