Stowage Planner

Job Description

Title: Stowage Planner

Company Name: A. P. Moller

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Paya Lebar

Career Level: Junior Executive

Years Of Experience: 1 year

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree

Employment Status: Full-Time

Has responsibility for stowing assigned vessels safely whilst optimising utilisation and efficiency of the operation.

At the heart of Maersk, the global integrator of container logistic, lies a well-trained and highly skilled department - Vessel Stowage. Considered the final piece among the various cogs that come together to provide a seamless end-to-end experience for our customers, the stowage community thrives under the exacting standards laid down by the fact that we are at the forefront of the ocean logistics.
As a part of this dynamic ecosystem, you will play a direct role in developing, enhancing, and executing the processes necessary to provide the best service to our customers. Your expertise in formulating stowage plans is imperative to our efforts in achieving our goals. We aim to be efficient, sustainable and most cost-effective. Above all, we aim to be the safest. Safest for the crew, the vessel, and the cargo.
What We Offer
The position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a very dynamic, international and professionally challenging environment among skilled and dedicated colleagues. As a performance-oriented company, we strive to always recruit the best person for the job – regardless of gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength.
We make occupational safety and health our highest priority, and we try to ensure that our employees have a healthy work-life balance.
At Maersk, our culture is the sum of our people, as we encourage diversity and inclusivity in our organization. We do what is right for both the company and ourselves; We strive to understand the world we operate in. We learn from our mistakes and use them to develop and grow. Due to the nature of the business and the requirement for flexible working hours, we also offer flexible working hours in this job.
Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Designs the position of boxes on the ship and produces a layout that is seaworthy which means safe to sail, which include dangerous goods are segregated safely, bays are set-up to allow maximum number of cranes to work on it, weight is evenly distributed, stability and stresses and safety criteria are met.
  • Upholding high standards of stowage planning to ensure safe and maximum vessel utilisation with minimum operational costs.
  • Follow through the entire stowage process with stakeholders at any time of the day where the ships are.
  • Evaluating and determining the suitability of vessels deployed in the service based on trade requirements and vessel characteristics.
  • Constantly reviewing and updating SOPs to ensure optimal performance for the team and all stakeholders involved.
  • Working closely with the various internal and external stakeholders (terminals, regional operations, ship commands, nautical, network, deployment etc.) to ensure smooth operations.
  • Identify all potential issues which may affect operations, highlighting and following up with the necessary actions to prevent/mitigate any impact from contingencies.

We are looking for
Candidates who fulfil any of the below criteria will have an advantage:
  • Stowage planning experience
  • Terminal planning experience
  • Seafaring experience
  • Naval Architect
  • Naval Engineer
  • Background in programming concept
  • Knowledge in various software and ability to adapt quickly to new software
Fresh graduates of any discipline are also welcomed to apply.
Above all, candidates need to have a strong sense of self-drive, urgency and responsibility. One that is strong in time management, agile and thrive in a dynamic environment, where flexible work hours will be required to accommodate vessel schedule and berthing windows. Candidates must be good communicator and a strong team player, as they will have the opportunity to be in the entire flow of operations, and coordinate with various stakeholders across various cultures and backgrounds daily.
Adaptability and receptiveness to new technology and operating systems is a vital advantage. Candidates will be required to master several different programs and software. After undergoing technical and on-the-job training, successful candidates will be required to successfully navigate through the Basic Theory and the Basic Stowage Proficiency Assessment. If you think you have the qualities above, then you may just be the candidates we are looking for.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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