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Shipping Manager


Seeking for a challenging position in a reputed company rendering

maritime services with a view to use my wide experience to better

the organization’s position in all respect.


Working Experience

Name of the company: RED Transport Nigeria Limited

Designation: Shipping Manager

Period: June 2008 to present


• Maintain all shipping/logistics administration

• Ensure budgets on shipments are not over spent

• Plan for cargoes/ship arrival including monitoring offshore support vessels operation and securing a safe berthing space

• Coordinate and monitor movement of vessels liaising with the ship captain, owners and charterers or receivers.

• Coordinate processing of visas, work permits, temporary importation permit, cabotage permit or wavier and other government agencies formalities in Nigeria

• Manage the ships and cargo logistics general operation

• Handling all special [project] cargo vessel discharge, loading and logictics

• Establish all shipping documentation requirements and operating procedures for inbound/outbound cargo/ship and keeping abreast of changes in regulatory laws

• Establish strategic business development and interaction with the local community

• Coordinate with business development and marketing on quotations for new projects

• Review the project materials and equipment list to determine modes of logistics best suited for movement of materials to destination

• Manage delivery/shipping documentation and oversee the preparation of shipping instructions Clients

• Ensure cargo release documentation are properly done and cargo released based on company policies

• Overseeing shipment coordination with haulage vendors to ensure smooth and cost effective deliveries

• Drive invoicing plan and ensure cargo are shipped to Clients in accordance to contractual obligation

• Analyze operation reports to identify cost savings possibilities.

• guide the sales team in generating successful logistics businesses

• Ensure good communication and relations with all internal/external parties

• Establish all project files are invoiced and closed out promptly

• Any other responsibility as instructed by the Line Management within a specified projected time.

Name of company: Star View (Shipping) Nigeria Limited

Designation: Agency Manager

Period: March 2007 – June 2008


• Ensure services delivered to clients according to contract

• Maintain all import/export logistics administration

• Maximize savings through duty minimization programs

• Ensure an efficient service is rendered to clients, ship owners and charterers or receivers

• Monitor and manage import/export consignments, especially on committed arrival or departure dates

• Source and manage haulage suppliers to provide reliable movement arrangements at lower costs

• Manage and liaise with clients on shipping documentations and cargo delivery lead time

• Manage and ensure that all documentation processes are handled efficiently in compliance with local and foreign regulatory requirements

• Establish release of cargo is in accordance with company policies

• Ensure smooth operations by relating with charterers and ship owners including involved government agencies

• Ensure all files are invoice at the end of a project

• Establish quotes for new projects in accordance with company policies

• Any other duty as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer

Name of company: Hull Blyth Nigeria Limited

Designation: Operations Manager

Period: February 2004 – January 2007


• Closely monitoring movement of each ship in the schedule and advising Masters accordingly

• Keeping all concerned aware of vessels itinerary and updating port situation

• Communication with Charterers or Receivers as well as responding on behalf of Principals to Charterers complaints [after discussion with concerned Director when needed]

• Establish a safe berthing space and arrangements in place for her longsiding.

• Managing vessel in port cargo operation to ensure smooth execution

• Checking and approving the cargo documentation such as bills of lading and statement of fact etc when appropriate

• Ensure required vessel re-arrival documentation is done timely in line with regulatory laws

• Monitoring movement of containers from point of discharge, delivery and empty back till back loaded for maximum utilization.

• Maintain all vessel and container administration including striping on LCL/FCL containers

• Coordinate with marketing and releasing section for proper container or cargo release

• Ensure good relationship with jetty operators and all other agencies for smooth vessel and container tracking operation

• Any other task assigned by Line Management

Name of company: Elder Dempster Nigeria Limited

Designation: West Africa Operations Controller for Kien Hung/Hamburg-Sued Line

Period: May 2000 – February 2004


• Planning ship sailing schedules for West Africa Ports

• Monitor vessel movement and advise Master accordingly on voyage details

• Checking cargo load out expectation for each West Africa port and advising stowage slots availability

• Monitoring performance and keeping all concerned aware of vessels updated schedule

• Preparing discharging and loading stowage plan for West Africa port – Lagos, Cotonue, Lome, Tema, Abidjan and additionally Luanda.

• Monitor vessel performance and advise improvement where needed

• Coordinate the marine operation program and commercial issues within West Africa.

• Overseeing the cargo documentation approval such as bills of lading and statements of facts etc when required

• Establishing that required vessel pre-arrival documentation is in place prior her arrival.

• Ensure HSE and risk management is attained at the required regulatory level

• Gather and inform all parties involved jetties day to day situation

• Ensure maximum availability of slots and vessels for clients

• Consolidate daily reports from the respective country operations manager

• Prepare sailing orders, planning and monitoring vessels to ensure be meet with schedule or market.

• Coordinate ships voyage planning to ensure maximum utilization

• Follow tracking of vessels to check with plan.

• Any other task assigned by the Africa General Marine Coordinator

Name of company: Elder Dempster Nigeria Limited

Designation: Operations Officer

Period: February 2000 – May 2000


• Handling documentation with customs and all other Agencies prior and post vessel call.

• Attending to jetty and other Authorities issues to ensure smooth cargo operation of the vessel when at berth

• Report daily jetty activities to the marine operations manager

• Supervising vessel cargo operation and ensure actions according to stowage

• Assisting in preparing vessel stowage

• Assisting in cargo equipment tracking and ensure equipment returned as at when due for maximum utilization

• Monitoring stripping of LCL, FCL container to ensure empty returned to required stacking point

• Attending port operational meetings and reporting back to the Marine Operation Manager

• Preparing cargo arrival advise and sent to receivers

• Attend to all other tasks as may be assigned by the Operations Manager

Name of company: Marine Mutual Services Nigeria Limited

Designation: Cargo Survey Supervisor

Period: June 1996 – February 2000


• Reporting to the Surveyor

• Taking record of quantity discharged of loaded

• Recording the quality or condition of the cargo as at time of operation

• Record of the cargo conveying equipment

• Taking record of the discrepancies if any

• Reporting day to day cargo quantity and quality position to the survey manager

• Liaising with ship agents for an effective and efficient cargo operation

Name of company: CMB-T Nigeria Limited

Designation: Operations Assistant

Period: April 1990 – August 1996


• Documentation with Customs and other Authorities pre and post call of a vessel

• Relating with all Authorities on vessel and cargo operational issues,

• Supervising vessel cargo operation and ensure activities carried out according to stowage plan.

• Report daily vessel and jetty activities to the Operations Manager

• Monitor movement of container from discharge point to delivery to receivers and empty back to stacking point

• Monitoring stripping of containers LCL, FCL to ensure empty back to normal stacking point

• Attending port operational meetings

• Advise customers of vessel schedules and discharge

• Others duties on the Operations Manager’s instruction

Name of company: Umarco Nigeria Plc

Designation: Operations Clerk

Period: March 1988 – April 1990


• Reporting to the Operations Supervisor

• Ship onboard bay recording clerk.

• Monitoring on board stevedores cargo handling operation.

• Recording any damage to cargo or equipment during cargo discharge and load operation

• Preparing bill of lading, telex release for cargo loaded and delivery.

• Prepare document for Authorities advise pre and post vessel cargo operation

• Attending/witnessing container stuffing/un-stuffing operation

• Recording container movement from discharge to delivery and empty back to stack area


Academic Certification:

• American Academy of Project Management USA [2010]

Master Project Manager

• Project Management College United Kingdom [2008]

Executive Master in Project Management

• Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria {2001}

Post Graduate Diploma in Shipping Management

• Comptech Creative Systems Lagos Nigeria {2001}

Diploma Computer Application/Operation

• Nigerian Institute of Shipping {2000}

Higher Diploma in Shipping and Logistics Management

• Federal College of Education {Technical} Yaba, Lagos {1996}

Advanced Certificate in Shipping Management

• School of Engineering and Technology Management London {1995}

Advanced Diploma in Export and Shipping Management

• Ede Grammar School Umunede Delta State Nigeria {1986}

School Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level


Professional Certification

• Fellow American Academy of Project Management USA

• British Project Professional UK

• Member Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK

• Member Chartered Institute of Shipping Nigeria

• Member Institute of Transport Administration Uk Nigeria Branch


Effective communication and leadership


Continuing Professional Development:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nigeria National Conference

Theme: Transport Infrastructure and Mobility in Nigeria {January 2011}

The Nigerian Institute of Shipping seminar

Theme: Managing Seaport Security and Safety Operations in the port Reform Era: Challenges & Prospects {November 2008}

The Nigerian Institute of Shipping seminar

Theme: Managing Effective Logistics Operation and Supply Chains {September 2005}

The Nigerian Institute of Shipping seminar

Theme: Container Operational Logistics and Terminal Management {May 2005}

Universal Shipping and Aviation Development Center seminar

Theme: Career Advancement & Development in Shipping & Aviation Challenges and prospects {March 2005}

The Nigerian Institute of Shipping seminar

Theme: Shipping Friendly Environment {August 2002}

Nigerian Ports Authority national summit on corruption {2001}

Nigerian Institute of Shipping/Nigerian Shipper’s Council

Theme: Towards a competitive and sustainable shipper friendly shipping environment {August 2000}

National Maritime Conference {April 1996}

Ikorodu, Lagos,
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