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Dry Cargo Operator

Dry Cargo Operator

Job ID:  1622
Department:  Dry Support
Category:  Broking Operations

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



Dry Cargo chartering is a varied and complex market involving more than three billion tonnes of cargo each year. Our experienced team based in 15 countries acts as a vital link between charterers and shipowners who need to transport the goods required by a growing global population.

Role Summary
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Operator to join our team in London. You will be required to liaise with brokers, counterparties, owners and charters throughout the voyage.

What you will be doing
• Undertake day-to-day responsibility of all vessel operational matters.
• Liaise with brokers / counterparties / owners / charterers with regards to operational matters on ships and / or cargo.
• Check recaps / charter parties.
• Input and update relevant data on voyage sheets.
• Ensure any declarations are noted and diarised.
• Communicate declarations with clients prior to expiration.
• Track vessel itineraries, ensuring vessels meet contractual obligations.
• Chase for and check load / discharge / proceeding orders.
• Follow up on and log load port documentation.
• Ensuring LOI’s are issued timely.
• Check freight / hire invoices, ensuring they are issued on time, and chase for payment respectively. 
• Advise clients if any claims time bar clause applicable per charter party.
• Liaise with accounts team with regards to issuance of commissions invoice.
• Close voyage data sheet.
• Analyse and provide solutions to any issues faced by clients/ships/cargoes.
• Provide assistance to our chartering team.


What we are looking for

Key Attributes
• Previous operator experience preferred
• Experience within dry cargo operations, preferable
• Knowledge of shipping practices
• Ability to understand recaps and charter parties, clauses for voyage and time-charter vessels
• Strong communicator, both verbal and written, and able to build strong relationships
• Strong analytical skills, with a good record of shipment breakdown
• Highly organised with excellent time management skills
• Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
• Flexible and reliable, with ability to work well under pressure
• Good knowledge in MS office (word, excel, powerpoint)