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Junior Shipping Operator (ideal for school leaver)

Junior Shipping Operator (ideal for school leaver)

Job ID:  2207
Department:  Petrochemical Gas
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



Division Overview
Our industry leading team focuses exclusively on the highly specialised demands of the seaborne transportation of petrochemical gases and costal LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). Our teams bring specialist knowledge and extensive experience to oil majors, petrochemical producers and traders alike. Our main business areas include: sport chartering for individual charters; terms charters for both Contracts of Affreightment (COAs) and short or long-time charters; and the sale and purchase of both secondhand
vessels and the contracting of newbuildings.

Role Summary
It’s an exciting time to come and join us! As a market leader, we operate in a buoyant, fast-paced and evolving marketplace, and we continually strive to adapt to our clients’ needs. We have a long and rich heritage, and a successful history of hiring great people into their first role. Many of our colleagues, managers and some senior leaders joined us through this route. We are a leader in our field yet are small enough for people to make an impact and a real difference.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Operator to join our team in the London office. This position would be ideal for a school leaver with an interest in the shipping industry who is looking to start and build a career in this area.

What you will be doing
You will be working alongside our experienced members of the team, and supporting them by carrying out general operational duties as outlined below, but not limited to:

• Maintain and update data.
• Help to manage internal data flow of key information.
• Update clients with key information.
• Liaise with clients, brokers, counterparties, owners and charterers throughout the voyage.
• CPA, including demurrage / invoicing duties.
• Check recaps / charter parties / time charter parties.
• Input relevant data on voyage sheets, constantly updating throughout voyages.
• Ensure any declarations are noted and diarised.
• Communicate declarations with clients prior to expiration.

• Track vessel itineraries, ensuring vessels meeting contractual laycan.

• Chase for and check load / proceeding orders.

• Follow up and log load port documentation.

• Chase and check discharge / proceeding orders.

• Ensure LOI’s are issued timely (this may involve drafting same).

• Check freight / hire invoices, ensuring same issued timely (this may involve drafting same).

• Issue notice on completion of voyage to owners.

• Advise clients if any claims time bar clause applicable per charter party.

• Liaise with accounts with regard to issuance of commission invoice.

• Close voyage data sheet.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant market space.
• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

What we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you have:

• an interest in the shipping industry
• self-motivation
• the ability to persist and adapt
• strong interpersonal skills
• willingness to learn, develop and improve

Skills and Competencies:
• Knowledge and some previous experience within shipping would be beneficial (but not mandatory)
• Good communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Good attention to detail
• Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and prioritise to meet deadlines
• Good IT skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Dedicated and focused approach
• Ability to work with diverse groups/personalities
• Team player, with a flexible and hands-on approach
• Exhibits initiative and works with integrity and professionalism
• Openness to new ideas and experiences
• Excellent A Level results