Terminal Planning Lead

Full time
SG - Singapore
Posted 13 Days Ago


The Berth Planner has the key responsibility for day-to-day liaison between Maersk, port/terminal operators, and vessels to drive day-to-day performance and optimal terminal performance. This person services the focal for terminal vessel operations matters.

The Asia Pacific Ocean Customer Logistics function offers exposure to all activities related to marine operation, capacity, and cargo management within the region and an opportunity to make an impact to customer outcomes via close collaboration with the commercial functions.

In this position, the candidate will be working with Oceania terminals, and have an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in the following areas: 

  • Understanding the concepts of operations, commercial and yield drivers
  • Principles of vessel scheduling, vessel management and port operations
  • Improve analytical skills and participating in decision making to optimize service results
  • Learn the dynamics of Oceania trade which is one of key trades in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Stakeholder management and leadership
  • Change management and transformation
  • Exposure to and interaction with stakeholders across Asia Pacific and in Headquarters in Denmark

Key Responsibilities

Scheduling & Proforma Management

  • Driving vessel schedule reliability through schedule optimisation, predicting delays, creating mitigating plans and providing accurate and timely ETA communications to vessel command and agents
  • Manage vessel contingency communication, ensuring all relevant stakeholders are aware of the total cost implications and recovery plan.
  • Implement service improvement initiatives. Own operational performance through understanding of the drivers, risks and performance of the proforma. Provide alternatives for pro-forma improvement via engagement with Network Design team.
  • Makes proposals for contingency management when there are situations at the terminal / port

Bunker and Port Productivity Efficiency

  • Support the game plan by liaising with all stakeholders (terminal, port agents & vessels) to execute required operational parameters prior and during the port stay.
  • Communicate with terminals, global voyage performance centre and vessel command to ensure vessels berth on arrival and minimise waiting time for bunker efficiency.
  • Improve the operating efficiency of our vessels by assessing speed / consumption variations and creating action plans to ensure vessels are tracking against the proforma consumption.
  • Secures and relays any intelligence received from terminals / ports regarding local market and operational conditions
  • Ensures ports/terminals have processes in place to handle Maersk vessels in a structured and efficient way

Process and Performance Management

  • Pro-actively co-ordinate with Ocean Fulfilment leads to take advantage of cross string opportunities and marine processes improvement opportunities
  • Ensure terminal resources are allocated to Maersk vessels in compliance with any SLAs, and pushes for additional resources as/when necessary to ensure schedule and cost integrity
  • Conducts post-mortem reviews of vessel calls to assess and address areas of improvement
  • Performance reporting of the services with understanding on the key performance indicators for the marine execution team.
  • Engage vessel command in supporting the network efficiency improvements and bridge between landside and vessel operational requirements.

Who we are looking for

  • The ideal candidate should possess a relevant degree from a reputable education facility. Experience in the logistics / shipping industry is an advantage.  
  • Highly analytical and comfortable working with complexity in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Result oriented. Strong drive to perform and dedication to make things happen. 
  • Able to work independently and a strong ownership of tasks. Willing to go beyond the call of duty
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player, able to collaborate with colleagues across different functions and guide the capacity team
  • Able to lead with informal authority
  • Able to identify and drive improvement initiatives proactively
  • You should be an excellent communicator who is able to interact with and convey ideas to cross-cultural teams and multiple stakeholders.
  • You should be enthusiastic, energetic and an effective team player.

Additional info

Ref. R58804
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world.