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Shipping Operator

23 January 2018


Our client is a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest integrated energy companies globally; we have been engaged by this business to find a Shipping Operator based in their London office.

The main purpose of this role is to assist Chartering and Cargo operators at the pre-fixture stage and manage all post fixture operations; reporting into the Team Leader in a team of five some of the main duties include:

  • Prepares documentation, maintains records and coordinates logistics of shipment of crude cargoes
  • Coordinates and leads communications with cargo operator/trader/chartering on loading and discharge requirements
  • Sends voyage orders and LOI to owners, work out the stowage plan, liaise with shipping agents on loading and discharge
  • Check and arrange freight and any other shipping related costs; send the appropriate payable and receivable notices to our offices in Asia
  • Prepare and maintain shipping paperwork and promptly input appropriate data into the trading/shipping systems
  • Proactively manage the P&L in the Shipping/Trading systems
  • Send the Charterer's liability insurance report and all other appropriate reports to shipping department
  • Maintains shipping records and providing tracking information
  • Review and audit freight bills for billing accuracy. Respond to billing questions from external freight payment
  • Maintain knowledge of current international import/export regulatory requirements. Update standard applicable standard operating procedures as necessary
  • May be required to work as part of a cross functional team to resolve shipping related issues and provide corrective action

We are looking for candidates with the following background:


  • Educated to degree level or degree level qualification
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communication


  • Excellent understanding of oil tanker capabilities is essential
  • Previous experience operating tankers in a tanker management / owner environment is preferred
  • Experience operating spot cargoes is essential
  • Experience working with controlled tonnage desirable
  • Experience working in an international oil and gas company preferred
  • Successful incumbent is likely to have 3-5 years' operations experience at a minimum

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website