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ID:  534674

Hamburg, DE

Vessel Operations Officer (f/m/d)

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 155,000 people worldwide, including 4,000 in Marseilles where its head office is located.


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For our office in Hamburg we are recruiting a: Vessel Operations Officer (f/m/d)


Your responsibilities:


Prepare Call

  • Based on pre-planning concept agree, check and share berthing window / prospects and actual schedules (report through PRS & DBP) with Lines/Stakeholders
  • Order gangs/cranes and communicate call sequence (report through PRS)
  • Declare port & vessel clearance
  • Order and coordinate husbandry / stevedoring services (report through PRS)
  • Order and monitor supply and other services (e.g. cash to master, sludge…)
  • Order and monitor AGF permissions incl. establishing and maintaining a proper data base


Follow Vessel Operations

  • Provide cargo documentation to the vessel
  • Follow, order & coordinate services (husbandry & stevedoring incl. bunkering & departure) (report through PRS)
  • Follow, order & coordinate with husbandry agent all further vessel related services such as crew change, passenger assistance, vessel repairs
  • Generate Reports (using PRS)
  • Manage & monitor terminal services 
  • Coordinate vessel sailing
  • Alert Ops Management and Lines if any incident occurs 
  • Monitor & report terminal productivity and husbandry services
  • Boarding vessels as required, attend to safety issues on vessels and other specific matters as instructed



  • preparing / maintaining vessel / terminal related statistics as per management requirements 
  • Focal point for keeping further port related systems and documentations such as GAIA Terminal and Port Cards always up to date
  • handling projects as per management requirements
  • monitoring and reporting of KPI’s according to assigned scope 
  • Maintain a very close cooperation with other ops teams (Cargo operations as well as Transhipment), HO line ops teams, directly with the vessels command and related port vendors (husbandry agents, port & traffic authorities, HVCC)


Weekend Duty

  • Being a member of the vessel related weekend duty team

You bring aboard:


  • Certified shipping agent or degree in shipping and logistics
  • Experience with ocean Carrier or operating container terminal
  • Proficient user of computer systems, with the ability to utilize MS software applications in a Windows environment
  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written German and English 
  • Excellent crisis management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and keep on deadlines
  • Ability to work with multiple departments and manage projects
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Ability to report and work with high volume of data/information
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing environment
  • Solid knowledge of terminal and vessel operations


You can expect:


  • Attractive office in the heart of Hamburg
  • A position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks
  • As part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, and due to our size, business diversity and European network access to a vast range of opportunities for promotion and career development
  • Employer’s contribution to public transport (HVV-ProfiTicket) 
  • Luncheon vouchers (Pluxee)



Are you interested?


Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents, stating your salary requirements and earliest possible starting date.


Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !



















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