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Job ID:  964
Department:  Dry Support
Category:  Broking Operations

Tokyo, JP

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

larksons 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

Clarksons’ shipbroking services are unrivalled – in terms of the number and calibre of our brokers, our breadth of market coverage, geographical spread and depth of intelligence resources. Acting as intermediaries between directly contracting counterparties, our broking teams have the expertise, experience and support structure to make deals happen.

This means bringing together a company with a cargo to ship and a company with a vessel able to transport it, bringing together buyers and sellers of secondhand ships and contracting newbuildings. We have specialist broking teams dealing in all major markets across the world; containers, dry cargo, deep sea tankers, LPG and ammonia, LNG, offshore, petrochemical gases, shortsea and specialised products – for chartering and sale and purchase.


We are truly global brokers, and our experienced teams have long-standing and close working relationships with all the major owners and charterers. We facilitate deals between oil companies, traders and shipowners, and negotiate for cargoes to be transported. On a day-to-day basis our team handles all aspects of spot chartering and longer-period timecharters as well as Contracts of Affreightment (CoAs) and individual project consultancy.


Role Summary
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated and dynamic Operator to join our team in Japan. You will be required to liaise with brokers, counterparties, owners and charterers 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.
• Provide post fixture operations, managing shipments from the point of fixture until completion of the voyage.
• Monitor voyage orders and vessel itineraries, ensuring vessels meet contractual obligations, and deal with vessel documentation as instructed.
• Check recaps / time charter parties.
• Input and update relevant data on voyage sheets.
• Ensure any declarations are noted and diarised.
• Communicate declarations with clients prior to expiration.
• Chase for and check load / discharge / proceeding orders.
• Follow up on and log load port documentation.
• Ensure LOI’s are issued timely.
• Manage and check demurrage claims and closely observe relevant time bars as well as provide guidance to key customers as and when required.
• Produce key performance indicators on a monthly basis in order to analyse the performance of Contracts of Affreightment.
• Provide regular and timely updates to customers and offer advice and guidance to owners and charterers in order to resolve and prevent disputes.
• Check freight / hire invoices, ensuring they are issued on time.
• Issue notice on completion of voyage to owners.
• 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.


What we are looking for

Key Attributes
• Experienced in post-fixture operations
• Experience within a shipping company and/or shipping department of Trading Company
• Knowledge of shipping practices
• Ability to understand recaps and charter parties, clauses for voyage and time-charter vessels
• Good understanding of world scale and able to make calculations pertaining to world scale freight calculations
• Strong communicator, both verbal and written, and able to build strong relationships and collaborate and liaise with internal departments
• Fluency in Japanese is mandatory
• Good English language, in order to negotiate with foreign customers
• Strong analytical skills, with a good record of shipment breakdown
• Highly organised with excellent time management skills, able to work well under pressure
• Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
• Flexible and reliable, with ability to work well under pressure
• Self-driven with a strong work ethic
• Positive outlook with a can-do attitude
• Good knowledge in MS office (word, excel, powerpoint)