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Vessel Operations and Logistician


Apply technical knowledge to optimize operations while assuring compliance with Company's SOPs.


HOYER Global (USA), Inc. Houston, Texas

March 2015 - May 2015

Maritime Logistics Coordinator-Exports

ISO & Flexi Tanks

HOYER Global is an NVOCC. Primary duties: Scheduling and Coordinating export operations per shipment/delivery terms (door to pier, pier to pier, door to door, etc.) as ordered by Bulk Liquid Products (Petroleum, Petrochemicals, etc.) traders, using Flexi Tanks, ISO Tanks, arranging cost-effective transportation with Ocean Carriers and Trucking Companies, preparing export operations, cost and inventory-related documentation, Logs, and overseeing shipments from refineries/plants, etc to receiving facilities overseas, taking into consideration operations safety and efficiency issues, customers booking order requirements and Company's effort to exceed shippers expectation

Gulf Stream Marine Inc. Port of Houston, Texas

October 2014 - February 2015

Vessel Cargo Coordinator

General Cargo & Containers

• Prevent missing cargo on board vessels and/or wrong cargo loaded/discharged during stevedoring operations and ensure accuracy of marks on cargo for effective billing and accounts receivable

• Effective monitoring and accuracy in reporting daily stevedoring and terminal operations logs

• Responsible for efficient Containers, Break bulk, Bulk and Project cargo flows, inbound/outbound reconciliation and supervision of Stevedoring/Terminal services as contracted with BBC Chartering, Universal Africa Lines (UAL), Intermarine, Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC), Onego Shipping & Chartering, etc. at Manchester Terminal, Industrial Terminal and Woodhouse Terminal/Port of Houston, including vessels, trucks and rail-cars loading/discharge operations monitoring, supervision, KPIs documenting and routine communication with General Manager, Superintendents, Port Captains, Chief Mates, Steamship Lines and Agents, Traffic Department, Freight Forwarders, Consignees, Shippers, US Coast Guard and CBP Field Operations Team

Seaboard Marine Port of Houston,Texas

May 2014 - September 2014

Cargo Operations Handler

General Cargo & Containers

• Responsible for planning and overseeing General Cargo and Container Vessels stevedoring operations, assuring safety, efficiency, productivity and reporting terminal logs including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Iver Ships B.V/Vroon Group Barendrecht, The Netherlands

February 2012-February 2014

Demurrage Analyst-

Product/Chemical Tankers (Feb 2013-Feb 2014)

• Accuracy in demurrage analysis, demurrage situations finding and billing charterers

• Efficiency in demurrage claims negotiation with charterers and claims settlement

• Record keeping of Statement Of Facts and Time Sheets per assigned tankers under Voyage Charter or Contract Of Affreightment

• Reviewing Charter Parties or Contract Of Affreightment (CoA) terms, Statement Of Facts, Time Sheets at load and discharge ports/terminals, and get Masters, Agents clarify facts as need be

• Calculation of laytime and resulting demurrage

• Preparation of Demurrage Files and submission of documented claims to charterers within time bar including invoice

• Handling Charterers contentions, ensuring claims timely follow up, and actively support negotiation

• Demurrage metrics and Claims Settlement updates input to the Voyage Management System

• Backup management for negotiation and claims settlement, rebilling and collection

Voyage Operator-

Product/Chemical Tankers (Feb 2012-Jan 2013)

• Significantly improved chartered vessels commercial operations and vessels financial results, supporting both Chartering and Operations Departments, and outstanding contribution to voyage accounting, Tankers commercial performance analysis

• Responsible for voyage estimating and controlling voyage budget; commercial performance monitoring to improve voyage final financial results; calculations of Estimated WS flat rate and “Reverse” WS, Time-Charter Equivalent (TCE); cargo intake calculations; ports rotation preparation; vessel/barge speed and related bunkers consumption monitoring; identification, negotiation and selection of Bunkers Supplier; optimum Bunker Port finding; preparation of voyage instructions, cargo instructions, bunker instructions; voyage files keeping; cash flow analysis; P/L statement under Voyage c/p or CoA, Time c/p or Bareboat c/p; invoicing Freight/Deadfreight, On/Off Hire; demurrage analysis and claims settlement, interaction with Agents, Brokers, Ship Masters, Commodities traders, Terminal Operators, Freight Forwarders, Customers, etc.)

SDV Logistics Benin Republic, West Africa

September 2008-September 2010

Operations Coordinator


Principal Accountabilities: Handle assigned Export/Import Accounts as contracted with Full Container Load/Less Than Container Load, Break bulk cargo Shippers, coordinate cargo consolidation per Port of Discharge, prepare export/import-related documentation, invoicing customers per INCOTERM and Shipment Term, serving customers and delivering satisfaction, reviewing Business and reporting Financial KPIs

SONACOP Benin Republic, West Africa

August 2005-August 2008

Supply Scheduler

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Primary Duty:

• Scheduling LPG Cylinders and Tanks international and domestic movements, and coordinating logistics operations with third parties (Refineries/Marine Terminals, Freight Forwarders, Trucking Companies, Traders and Customers),

• Gas cylinders inventory levels control at depots and periodic reconciliation, replenishment assurance,

• Supervision of inbound/outbound shipments and assuring Customer service, logs reporting, matrix updating, Logistics KPIs analysis

• Customers orders dispatching/consolidation, Cylinders and Tanks Filling Request follow up

• Domestic/regional distribution coordination to ensure end consumers demand supply and flawless delivery


MBA in ``Shipping and Transport' September 2010-April 2012

• Honourable Mention, major in Marine Transportation and Logistics Management, Netherlands Maritime University /Rotterdam

Bachelor of Science, Transport Economics June 2000-July 2007

• major in Logistics and International Trade, Benin National University/Cotonou



Hands-on experience:

• Budgeting chartered vessels voyage, controlling commercial operations performance, assuring proper A/P and A/R processing

• Invoicing per INCOTERM, quotation and Shipment Terms, following up Account Receivable and related Settlement Manifest

• Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) data collection, analysis and presentation to support efficiency strategic decision-making

• Booking ISO Tank, Flexi Tank, LPG Cylinder and Tank, FCL/LCL shipments with Ocean Carriers as ordered by Petroleum/Petrochemicals traders (Valvoline International Inc., Shell Chemicals/Shell Oil Products, ExxonMobil Chemical, Lubrizol, Dow Chemicals, Total Petrochemical USA, BASF, Panalpina/Chevron, Solvay, etc.) Gas Traders, Manufacturers, etc.

• Interacting with Procurement, Sales and cargo shippers to retrieve Service Contract, current updated Freight Rates per quotation, and available Steamship Lines in Vendor Contract Module, following customers/shippers booking order/request (Shipment Routing, Cut-Off/Planned Load Date, Vessel ETA/ETD, suggested Steamship Lines, etc.)

• Preparing Business Financial Performance Report, Logistics KPIs Reports, Order/Booking Confirmation, Shipping and BL Instructions, House B/Ls, Master B/Ls, Invoices, Letter of Credit Documentation, Trucking Orders, Vessel/Barge Arrival Notice, Depot Release Request, Cargo/Vessel Manifest, Terminal Logs, Products/Cargo Logs, , Stock Accounting and Inventory Reports, etc.

• Consolidating cargo for FCL shipments, determining Flexi Bag Size and corresponding minimum and maximum load per customers/shippers booking request

• Ensuring compliance to IMDG Code, DOT/CFR49, TSA and FMC rules, company Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Standards

• Routing shipments, scheduling and coordinating trucking from Refineries/Plants, Terminals/Depots, Warehouses, etc to Ports of Loading.

• Overseeing cargo movements and tracking status to ensure flawless logistics operations, vessel sailing and arrival updates to customers

• Handling inventories for reconciliation accuracy, cost-savings and supply flawlessness, interacting with Sales, Refineries/Marine Terminals, Freight Forwarders, Trucking Companies, Traders, Customers, Consumers, etc.

• Scheduling and Coordinating Cargo Shipping/Receiving Flows at marine terminals for efficient vessels or barges loading/discharge operations and overseeing stevedoring operations from planning to vessels/barges departure

• Handling chartered Product/Chemical Tankers post-fixture operations from owners/charterers perspectives



• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, MS Project), TQMS-Real/Monitor, ShipNet, etc.

• Bilingual-English/French


• Inquisitive and logical, multi-tasking, commercial, operations and customer satisfaction-mindset, accuracy and results-driven, with ability to interact; highly regarded for operations planning and coordination, communication, accounting and reporting, strong analytical and problems solving skills with ability to work in a multicultural, independently and as team player, prioritize, meet deadlines, improve processes and support strategic decision-making in Supply Chain, Logistics and Maritime fields

Houston, TX,
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