Senior Shipping Specialist
$70,000 - $80,000 Tax-free salary + Bonus + Benefits
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

They are an expanding international physical commodity trading company with offices globally. The company has grown rapidly in the last few years with significant customers and relationships across the globe. Due to the growth of their business, they are now seeking to hire a Senior Shipping specialist to join the team in Dubai. They offer an attractive package with promising career development opportunities, medical insurance, great working environment, encouragement for healthy lifestyle.


  • Degree in Shipping/Logistics/Marine or related disciplines
  • Well versed in export trade regulations and customs clearance procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant documentation, including CP (GENCON and NYPE), Laytime Calculations, NOR, SOF, HIRE and Freight Statements, Arbitration, Legal case handling, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Voyage Charter Party Laytime Interpretation Rules 1993


  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in ship operations gained in a dry bulk commodities trading firm or a shipping company
  • Solid experience in both voyage and time charters for bulk cargo, handling vessels from handy to supramax / ultramax size.
  • Deep understanding of commodities markets in Mediterranean region & LatinAmerica and related processes


  • Fluent speaking and written English and Russian
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Willing to travel when required
  • Good IT skills, comprehensive use of Excel, Word, and Power Point

The purpose of the role is:

  • Processing and issuance of voyage instructions and costing calculations
  • Checking on vessel schedule and itineraries
  • Handling bulk cargo and container shipments
  • Practical understanding of commercial operational issues and their legal and commercial implications

Your key responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities to improve/ streamline logistics operations to increase efficiency, reduce error and hasten execution times
  • Assist Sales team finding the best rate and favourable CP
  • Handle vessel bookings, work closely with logistics and suppliers to ensure dispatch plan, payments schedules, credit risks, and cargo delivery
  • Coordinate trade related issues with traders
  • Handle full set of I/E, license, trade link declaration, and courier arrangement
  • Assist in handling L/C Bank documentations
  • Process Laytime calculation and disputes with charter party
  • Solve problems between shipping agency or ship-owners and cargo traders for all in house commodities traded by the group
  • Carry out other duties, and take on additional responsibilities, as may be agreed from time to time

Your key performance indicators include:

  • Contractual commitments are met
  • Relevant documentations and reports are managed efficiently
  • Clear, frequent communication with internal teams - ship operations, chartering, ship broking, traders, F&A