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ID:  110742

Rockville. Md, US

Director, Labor Relations & Terminal

APL, one of the world's leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide and provides container transportation through an international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce.

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group with headquarters in Marseilles, France.
The Group offers a complete range of activities including shipping, handling facilities in port as well as logistics on land. The Australian group consists of CMA CGM Australia, ANL Container Line Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM group) and APL (a wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM group) with centralised offices in Melbourne and branch offices in all Australian states.


Key Result Areas - Ensure that all labour costs incurred & submitted by the vessels are as per the respective union contracts, ensuring that the costs submitted are in line with OPEX Budgets. - Analysis of how each vessel is managing the labour contracts on board. Communicate new ideas and best business practices to the fleet so that the most cost effective use of labour pool is achieved. Key Accountabilities/Job Duties   Responsible for all aspects of the APL Maritime Ship Board Labor Contracts with the six respective liner fleet union contracts and the six feeder fleet union contracts.  This includes: - Ensure any request for interpretations/clarifications of the respective Labor Union Contracts received from the fleet are responded to on a timely basis (includes both sea & shore staff issues) - Responsible for responding to & settlement of any union voyage disputes, clarification and interpretations of the contracts, and resolution with Union Patrolmen & Members. - Responsible for developing and submitting detailed labor budgets to APLM senior management that reflects the respective union contractual increases, or benefit plans adjustments, that will impact the total Labor cost of the respective unions.  Maintain cost spreadsheets and confirm all cost changes with each respective union, as applicable. - Responsible for auditing the vessels management on the daily operation to ensure the cost effective and correct application of the respective union agreements to provide compliance with intent of the contracts and that the vessels operate within the labor budgets. - Principal point of contact for all APLM Union Officials for the fleet of seventeen US Flag vessels presently managed plus the respective Stand By’s, Riding Squads, and an union support staff used. - Provides full service operations support to both the liner and feeder US Flag vessels, regardless of trading areas, and requires regular meetings with the six liner service unions in the Bay area as well as two feeder service unions on the east coast. - Frequently visits all vessels in the APLM Fleet is required to establish working relationships with all APLM permanent officers and the respective union membership on board the vessel.  In addition, this position supervises marine personnel management including: -  Labor relations, contract negotiations and managing crew grievances; the primary investigating official for serious grievances and assigning investigating officials for routine grievances. - Compliance with company and regulatory drug and alcohol testing requirements. Attend the Union Trustee Meetings including becoming a trustee and attending Trustee Plan Meetings with MMP, MEBA, SIU-PD, SUP and MFU for the Liner Fleet and the AMO and SIU-AG for the Feeder Fleet. Actions by the trustees of the Plans can result in significant non-budgeted increases in Labor expense.  


Manage the APL Labor Contracts with the six respective liner fleet unions & the two feeder fleet unions, including labor contract negotiations and primary point of contact for unions - Responsible for submitting labor operating budgets annually, and analysis of the financial period Results and explanation of variances - Represent APL Union Trustee Meetings, become a Trustee, and attend plan meetings with each of the eight respective Unions.  Plus, this position is a member of both APLM HRC Committees. 


Required Education Bachelors Degree in Labour Relations or Marine Transportation and/or Marine Engineering from Maritime Academy. Graduate Degree Preferred. Experiences At least 5 years Expertise & experience with Maritime Union Labor Contracts & Contractual Regulations. At least 1 years experience in Labor Contract Negotiations. Worked in labor position for US Flag vessel Owner or Operator for min 2 years.How many years of experience?  Any experience required in labour relations? Skill Sets Maritime Union

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APL (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons  without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.










Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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