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Trainee Agency Operator

Trainee Agency Operator

Job ID:  3508
Department:  Agency
Category:  Port / Agency Operations

Ipswich, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.

To understand more including day-to-day life at Clarksons, visit us at


Division Overview
Clarksons Port Services provides the highest standards of support with 24/7 attendance to vessel owners, operators and charters at a wide range of strategically located ports in the UK and Egypt. We provide vessel agency, project logistics, vessel chartering, freight forwarding, warehousing, crew travel and industrial supplies. Service is our watchword.

To learn more about Clarksons Port Services, please visit us at


Role Summary
We are seeking a Trainee Agency Operator to join the team in our Ipswich office, carrying out ships agency operations within a port environment.


What you will be doing
• Carrying out ships agency operations duties.
• Communicating with customers, vessels and port authorities and assisting in the preparation of cargo and vessel documentation.
• In addition to a standard 37.5 hour working week, you will as required undertake work out of usual office hours on a rota basis. The role will also provide cover for other UK based offices as required.
• To fulfil any additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


What we are looking for
• Current, clean, UK valid driving licence
• Ships agency and/or port operations experience preferable
• Experience or exposure within a shipping capacity would be beneficial 
• Confident, self-starter with the ability to communicate well with a wide range of individuals
• Ability to produce and maintain accurate paperwork
• Confident in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
• Ability to undertake regular out of hours attendances