Trainee Port Agent

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Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
South East
Salary Description:
�17,000-�22,000 per annum
TalentSpa Recuitment
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Trainee Port Agent

Location: Southampton,

Salary: �17,000-�22,000 per annum

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

About the Company:

Inchcape Shipping Services provides global strategic maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions to ship-owners and operators who span all geographies, market segments, vessels and asset types.

Reporting to the Port Manager, the Trainee Port Agent will be responsible for providing a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call service to our Principals to ensure the safe and smooth turnaround of all appointed vessels within the jurisdiction of the office, managing vessel requirements, booking relevant services and undertaking vessel boarding as required. The Trainee Port Agent will be required to issue all relevant shipping documentation and perform any other tasks that relate to the job.

Trainee Port Agent Responsibilities:

* Ensure excellent ships agency services are rendered to all customers
* Ensure a smooth, quick turnaround of vessels, keeping all relevant parties advised at all times
* Board vessels as/where required
* Ensure all items/requirements are promptly ordered/confirmed
* Liaise with clients and port services on a daily basis
* Attend regular meetings with ports, terminal and suppliers
* Ensure all shipping documentation is issued on time and accurately
* Full utilisation of POPDA (the Company's Operating System) as per ISS Standard Operating Procedures
* Ensure data integrity for all vessel files and record all subsequent information into ISS internal systems
* Ensure compliance with ISS LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance) and/or customer specific standard
* Ensure all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) are met
* Comply with all Health & Safety policies
* Accountable for assessing HSSE risk and implementing risk controls within area of responsibility
* Accountable for reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses whether the persons are injured or not
* Taking action within area of accountability to ensure the HSSE of both the job holder and other persons who may be affected by acts carried out or failed to be carried out by the job holder while at work
* Ensure full compliance with the ISS HSSE Management System

* Follow internal and external procedures ensuring compliance both with ISS standards, customer standards and legal requirements
* Suggest improvements to existing processes and where appropriate create new processes to ensure operational effectiveness

Trainee Port Agent Requirements:

* A basic knowledge of Port Operations
* Experience of working in a similar role in the shipping/maritime industry
* Ability to work under pressure and to strict timelines
* Competent user of the Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Excel and Word
* GCSE educated or equivalent
* Eligibility to work in the UK
* Flexibility for out of hours working as/where business dictates
* Valid driving license and car ownership
* ICS Shipping Qualification (Desirable)

Trainee Port Agent Benefits:

* 22 days paid holiday
* Life insurance - 4x annual basic salary
* Pension Scheme - Employee 3%, Employer 5%
* Car allowance of �285

If you meet the Trainee Port Agent requirements, then apply now!

Contact Details:
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Tel: 0844 8700 926
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