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Vessel Planner At APM Terminals

Date Posted: 08/Jul/2014
Deadline: 21/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.


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.


Key Responsibilities

• Liaise with the line in having the MOVINS received within the dead lines as stipulated.
• Prepare, execute, and monitor working cranes program / sequence in executing the vessel’s discharge and load plans.
• Prepare the required set of documents and handed over to execution, neat and error free.
• Manage and control the execution of the vessel operation.
• Focusing on the optimal equipment deployment and utilization.
• Filing and housekeeping of planning related papers in accordance with the Standard operating procedures ( SOP’s ). Maintain that all vessels receive the final paper work in a timely manner.
• Meet the vessel C/off on arrival and provide loading plans and obtain approval well in time. Coordinating with the lines for any major changes requested by the vessel.
• During the operation close monitoring of the vessel and advice Shift Manager of any required adjustments to crane, sequence, crane allocations, etc in accordance with the changing work priorities.
• Participate in close team work with the yard planners to ensure an effective overall terminal planning is maintained to high standards internally and externally.
• Close monitoring of the live updates in the system during discharge and loading operation thro LXE’s. If in case where LXE’s fail ensure that the manual updates are received on time to timely updates.
• Preparation and distribution of final stow plan documentation (hard copy or EDI) for vessel and lines upon completion of operation.
• Upon completion of operation have the vessel files closed immediately and send out the post ops file to the agents.
• Undertake all and any related vessel duties within the capabilities as required


Who we are looking for

A University degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline


Requires at least two or more years of previous experience as a vessel or yard planner for a container terminal operation. Previous experience as a dispatcher in a container terminal environment will be an advantage.
Requires sound knowledge of container vessel stowage and stability criteria

• 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
• Responds to priorities and keeps informed all the loop of all the changes. Respects internal information and maintains confidentiality.
• Keeps relevant people informed shares knowledge, ideas and information openly with the organization.
• 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.

• 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.

Method of Application

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