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Vessel Operations
Employment type
Full Time
Mid Career

Port Captain/Ships Agency Operator

Wilhelmsen is a global maritime company with presence in over 2200 locations worldwide. We have a great job opportunity for a Port Captain/Ships Agency Operator in our New York office. The ideal  candidate will have prior experience in working as  a Port Captain handling Ro Ro vessels and/or boarding vessels as a Ships Agent.

Main Responsibilities

  • Attend vessel during cargo operations to coordinate and supervise loading and/or discharging, in accordance with Wilhelmsen Ships Service and customer requirements
  • Constructively assist, suggest and contribute to stowage planning, vessel’s stability & voyage planning.
  • Liaise with and supervision of Stevedores
  • Supervise lashing and cargo securing operation and surveys.
  • Streamline cargo operation.
  • Liaison with Receivers, Shippers, Owners, Charterers, Master and regulatory bodies.
  • Close liaison with Master & crew, stevedores, port authorities or terminal for pre-planning of cargo operation to be carried out in a professional and efficient manner, thus  saving time and to avoid complications on the day of operation.
  • Scheduled reporting to customers on vessel’s performance and port operations
  • Attend and board vessels as required for ships agency Responsible for the effective coordination of assigned port calls.


  • Maritime background and experience from Ship Agency Operations
  • Familiar with Port & local Authorities regulations, procedures and governing tariffs.
  • Good communication skills and command of the in English language (oral and written)
  • Problem solving skills  with      ability to make fast and sound judgement
  • Ability to effectively plan & direct an operation without compromising on safety to personnel and vessel
  • 24-7 availability

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to: and to learn more about our company you can visit our website at

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.