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Plannig Superintendent At APM Terminals

Date Posted: 14/Jul/2014
Deadline: 18/Jul/2014

At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.


We Offer



APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with over 120,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and retail sectors - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!


We offer: This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join a professional team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join a professional team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization.


Key Responsibilities

• Holds the responsibility as the leader of his assigned shift. Supervises a group of vessel and yard planners, cargo and equipment controller in preparation of work plans.

• Ensure vessels are planned and monitored effectively in order to achieve the target of 15GMPH and a 60mins truck turn-time.

• Ensure 80% of the planned yard/housekeeping moves are completed by end of their respective shifts.

• Takes responsibility of berth planning when the Berth Planner is not around during weekends.

• Reports problems and issues to the Assistant Planning Manager, as needed, especially issues of complexity or great impact on the operation.

• Monitors efficient planning according to operational requirements and legislation

• Lookout for potential gang reduction by knocking off short cranes from vessel crane program, and inform the Technical Department of the availability of the cranes.

• Pro-actively ensure all future yard clashes for single vessels and in between multiple vessels are diagnosed and corrected by following up with planner-in-charge.

• Keep close communication with Shift Managers to drive operational performance inside and outside.

• Identifies and solves problems and issues on a daily basis, usually of a moderately complex nature.

• Keep customers informed of their vessels operations progress from the point of berthing until departure.

• Ensure the Cargo Controllers keeps tracks on all cargo data/edi for incoming vessels. Steps in if and when required.

• To contribute to the improvement of existing methodologies, processes and measurements when executing duties on an ongoing basis.

• Maintains the shift log-book and provides operational statistical information as required.

• Responsible in monitoring attendance, medical leaves and annual leave applications.

• Performs other duties as may be required.


Who we are looking for

 Education: Requires a University degree



 Requires at least four or more years of supervisory or team leader experience in container terminal operations environment. Previous experience as a vessel and yard planner for at least two years is required.



• MS Office proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Strong interpersonal skills to manage conflict

• Works well independently without close supervision. Adapts to changing priorities or unexpected situations. Takes ownership of work. Meet daily challenges with a positive open mind. Strive to improve deadlines for completion of operation.

• Keeps relevant people informed shares knowledge, ideas and information openly with the organization.Cost Focused: Demonstrates cost consciousness. Strives to improve constantly cost control.


• Ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment

• Works well without close supervision

• Maintain a positive and proactive outlook.

• Manages deadlines to improve overall equipment availability.

• Ability to work on shifts.

• Strong communication skills in English and Pidgin

• Goal oriented with strong time management abilities.

• Responds to priorities and keeps informed all the loop of all the changes. Respects internal information and maintains confidentiality.

• Generates high volumes of relevant work, able to sustain high levels of activity. Work with businesslike approach to daily challenges. Make difference every day at work “No detail too small, no effort too great”.

• Demonstrates knowledge of technical / functional aspects of work. Provides assistance to others. Good reporting and registration capability. Ability to use the Terminal Operating System to the maximum.

Method of Application

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