Commercial Freight Operator


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Skillpool group: Trading
Updated: 03-Oct-2019
Reference ID: 117326BR

This role is part of T&S Crude & Product Commercial Freight Operations reporting to Team Lead Freight Operations – East. Commercial Freight Operator is part of a Global Products & Crude Freight Operations team responsible for providing professional freight operations to the team of Freight Traders. Commercial Freight Operators work closely with Freight Traders to ensure the smooth and efficient conduct of all commodities for charters both in and out are essential in order to optimize the commercial benefits to the oil trading business and P&L of the Global Freight Trading team.

The role involves a fast moving and changing environment and Operators will work alongside a diverse, multi-cultured group of people. The work is varied and requires that individuals develop a thorough understanding of many aspects of the shipping and oil trading business which forms a good foundation for a career in operations, chartering, supply or oil trading.

Key elements of Commercial Freight Operations include:*
Conduct all freight operational activities promptly and professionally ensuring that all obligations and requirements under the charter party contract terms are met. This refers both to charters internally and with third parties. Operators are expected to have a commercial mindset while scheduling and operating vessels to load and deliver cargoes along the value chain, as well as look out for opportunities to capitalize on opportunities and/or add value to supply chain. Ensure the efficient operation of the time chartered vessel including the issuance of voyage orders, the correct preparation of cargo tanks and the issuance of LOIs in accordance with charter party terms and conditions. Deal with cargo and freight counter-parties, terminals and vessels on a regular basis regarding all post-deal activities ensuring all necessary operational information is passed on in good time and documentary requirements are met. Ensure that we comply with regulatory and governmental requirements as well as adhere to HSSE/Safety guidelines. Identify and maximize the embedded optionality within charter party agreements (i.e. laycans, demurrage rates, ship space parcelling, ship swaps, backhaul opportunities)
Liaise with inter oil operators to ensure smooth operations to avoid supply disruption and to optimize vessel returns and usage. Ensure that bunker procurement is optimized in terms of location and cost in close liaison with the freight trader and in line with STASCO policy and guidelines. Daily updates of RADAR tools for ship operations and records management to track P&L. Make cargo and vessel nominations, prepare and send voyage orders and monitor progress of vessels. Required to preempt issues and avoid any delays which could hit our bottom line