Marine Agent - Saint John

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. - Saint John, NB (19 days ago)

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Kent LineLtd is a well established Canadian based shipping company that providescustomers with Marine Transportation Service solutions tailored to meet thespecific needs of their clients. Kent Line provides agency services in SaintJohn, Halifax and PEI. Kent Line hasbeen a proud member of the Irving Group of Companies for more than 65 years.

We are looking for talented candidates to fill the position of Marine Agent . We are seeking someone with many distinct skills and qualities to join our team and be a part of the Kent Line family. These qualities include the ability to work collaboratively in a team, as well as independently in a diverse environment. Kent Line values candidates who possess a high degree of integrity and a desire to learn and grow with the company.

I. General Summary of Job Duties:
The Marine Agent is responsible for the coordination of all marine operations, agency, and administrative functions associated with individual vessel calls to assigned Port of Operations. The Ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills and some knowledge of the shipping industry and most importantly be willing to work flexible hours, which includes some evenings and weekends as required.

II. Specific Essential Job Duties:
Board vessels in port on a daily basis;
Assist with vessel rotation - ordering of Pilots / tugs / linesmen / other requirements for docking or undocking a vessel;
Assist with billing procedures;
Assist with follow-up and completion of requests;
Respond to all principal/customer inquiries in line with Corporate Operations Manual Policies or Principal Governing Working Instructions;
Established and maintain marine vessel file insuring documentation is prepared in an accurate and timely fashion;
Prepare/execute required governmental and agency documents for appropriate approvals and submission to marine vessel files;
Communicate daily with principals/customers, marine vessel's Master, Port Authority, and appropriate governmental authorities;
Procure operation, agency, and administrative services for assigned marine vessels;
Exercise high quality vendor service management and cost control;
Makes required trips to Immigration and Customs Office to ensure all necessary documentation is ready for arrivals and departures;
Perform other related duties at the discretion of Agency Manager or other member of management team.

III. Qualifications Required:
Post-secondary degree;
Previous experience in the marine agency field helpful but not required;
Must be able to lift 50 pounds;
Possess a valid driver's license and accident free motor vehicle record.

IV. Working Conditions:
Job involves extensive walking, lifting, climbing, stooping, bending, and jumping;
Incumbent will be required to make numerous trips to the marine vessel during its time in port to handle any issues relevant to the efficient arrival and discharge of the vessel.