Port Agent

 

We are currently recruiting for our busy Port Agency Dept. in Dublin Port.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a strongly motivated candidate who is looking to develop a long-term career in the shipping and maritime sector with good career progression and advancement possibilities within our Group. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to manage all aspects of the ship’s port calls handled by our agency. This exciting, diverse, and hands-on role would suit a motivated individual interested in a challenging and demanding role.

 

The primary duties and responsibilities include: -

  • Liaising and communicating with Ship Owners, Brokers, Charterers, Shippers, Receivers, Port Authorities, Officials, Stevedores, and other Port Service Suppliers.

  • Coordinating all aspects of a port call, from booking berths, arranging vessels' inward/outward clearance, ordering labor/cranes/transport for loading/unloading vessels, etc.  

  • Inputting, retrieving, and reporting data using computerized systems, ensuring accuracy and appropriate presentation style.

  • Boarding vessels and dealing with Ship’s Masters/Crew.

  • Action operational and technical requests from Vessels/Vessel Owners/Vessel Charterer.

  • Sourcing/Procurement of equipment and supplies.

  • Bidding for new business and issuing a final invoice for all expenses incurred during a port call.

  • Any other duties the Management may from time to time deem necessary and reasonably require.

To succeed in this role, the candidate will be required to:

  • Adapt to changing shipping patterns and priorities, learn to expect the unexpected, proactively problem-solve, and maintain strong lines of communication.

  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment, be flexible, and be able to adapt to changing workloads and priorities, where high standards are not compromised under pressure.

  • Demonstrate good planning, organising, and numeric skills, and excellent attention to detail.

  • Be motivated to achieve the highest performance and customer support standards, maintaining a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Normal working hours are 0800 to 1700 hrs Monday to Friday, however, the position will also require working as part of a rota system to support occasional early mornings, late nights, and weekend operations.

Working in a team of 4 people, the out of hours rota for on call/duty coverage will be 1 evening per week and 1 weekend in 4. Two days are given in lieu the following week after being rostered on call/duty coverage over a weekend. *Note: Additional hours outside of shift may be necessary from time to time depending on workload/ships schedules etc.

 

Minimum requirements: -

·         Full Driving License.

·         Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Good communication is key for this role.

·         Computer literate with well-developed IT skills across the Microsoft suite.


  • Starting salary will depend on experience + shift allowance of 25% which is payable in lumpsum bi-annually in June and December.

  • Mileage allowance.

  • Good career progression possibilities within the company.

Minimum requirements:

  • Full Driving License.

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Good communication is key for this role.

  • Computer literate with well-developed IT skills across the Microsoft suite.

 


 

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