Vessel Operator

Pacific Basin Shipping

Vessel Operator

A world leading owner and operator of Handysize and Supramax dry bulk vessels is currently recruiting a suitable person for a Vessel Operator position.


  • Bachelors’ degree in shipping or equivalent business degree.
  • Reliable team player, able and willing to work across time zones
  • Ability to communicate well with people and industry which will vessel Masters, inclusive of daily operational matters, voyage instructions, and charterer’s requirements
  • English language proficiency is essential, with knowlegde of other languages an asset
  • Customer focused with strong analytical skills
  • Energy and creativity in a fast paced and ever changing environment
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Self-driven

Job Scope:

  • Oversee the loading and discharging of vessels in USA/ Canada
  • Liaise with charterers, shippers, brokers, agents, port authorities, ship’s Master/crew, supercargoes and other service providers as required both in load and disports
  • Arrangement of bunkers, port funds and all necessities as required under the Charter Party
  • Preparing laytime calculations and hire statements
  • Monitoring vessel’s cargo operations and speed and consumption performance
  • Initiative to seek operational cost savings and to maximize voyage profits
  • Conduct vessel inspections, oversee cargo hold cleaning, calculate optimal cargo uplifts, manage relationships with stevedores, handle stevedore and cargo damage claims.
  • Work closely and build strong relationships among relevant customers’ operations staff in order to meet C/P requirements and to grow the business

Training will be based in Vancouver followed by some time in our Hong Kong headquarters, international travel permitting. The position is located in Vancouver but will involve travel both locally and potentially overseas. We offer an exciting fast paced international work environment for the right candidate with great potential for continued development and world wide opportunities.

More information on Pacific Basin can be found at

How to Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. All information provided by the applicant will be used for recruitment purposes only and handled in strict confidence.

We ask that no phone calls be made in reference to this position.

Please send your resume to

Expiry Date: November 31, 2022