Port Operation Officer

Job Responsibilities


  • Manages the efficient port operation of all assigned ships.
  • Obtains competitive pro-forma disbursement accounts for port charges.
  • Appoints and evaluates agents
  • Arranges / books berths, transits (canals, special sailing areas) and pilots where pre-booking is required, such as in Norway, Great Barrier Reef etc.
  • Checks with agents for specific requirements, such as visa, specific port or trading requirements.
  • Supports the Marine Superintendents in the development of itineraries
  • Keep records of agents and itineraries
  • Keeps fleet up to date and liaises with the ships for port operational matters
  • Reviews final disbursement accounts
  • Supports accounting with bookings of disbursement accounts
  • Prepares in cooperation with the Marines Superintendent of the port operations budget and provides it to the Fleet Manager / Director Finance
  • Provides owners and the Marine Superintendents with support in ad hoc operational matters ( e.g. re-routing of of the ship).


  • A recognized Diploma or Degree, preferably with shipping background.
  • 2 years in a junior level position within a maritime services company
  • Preferably experience in cruise shipping sector
  • 2 years of sailing experience or experience in a port agency or a similar position preferred.


Job Specific Skills


  • Very good negotiation skills
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Controlling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Fluency in English
  • PC literacy

You may choose up to three benefits from our benefits-catalogue:


  • Contribution to our Canteen
  • Free Ticket for the local public transport
  • Internet Fee
  • Bike Leasing (JobRad)
  • Childcare (KITA contribution)
  • Language Courses
  • Extra Leave Day
  • Fitness Contribution
  • Urban Sports Club Membership


In Addition You Will Benefit From


  • Flexible working hours and home-office entitlement
  • Annual leave days: 28-30 (depending on length of Service)
  • Open-door-policy and flat hierarchies
  • a beautiful office in the heart of Hamburg
Job location

Hamburg, Germany