APM Terminals is the global terminal operating arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 76 operating port and terminal facilities and 117 Inland Services operations in 59 countries around the globe.

 

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

Job Title: Cargo Controller

Ref.: AT-275056
Location: Lagos
Category: Terminal Operations / Engineering

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all cargo consolidation withing cut-off time.
  • Obtain inbound BAPILE in time from vessel operator and to process in TOS.Consolidate inbound units by uploading COPRAN/EDI in TOS. Summarize, validate and communicate to liners.
  • Finalize load list withing cut-off time revert to if any liner for rollover, avail next bound vessel and roll the units.
  • Load and Discharge list to be finalized prior 48 hours prior vessel Berthing.
  • Route MT units in TOS against to the quantity advised by liner. Revert if any shortfall in MT stock, submit routed units for liner validation and to obtain liner confirmation to avoid mis-pick claims.
  • Communicate and coordinate with SPC upon finalizing load list and MT routing.
  • Ensure that operating and reporting systems are updated with error free information received from our customers mainly though EDI exchange.
  • Interact closely with the terminal planners and shipping lines regarding additional changes after set cut-off time has passed.
  • Ensure consistency of treatment among customers in all communication and interaction.
  • Maintaining of terminal performance.
  • Ensure a timely delivery of Terminal Report per vessel call, upon confirmation from Senior planner.
  • Preparation of department performance/ financial reports based on services provided by the operations. (Ex: TDR, Container Rolling, Booking, etc.).
  • Extend the support on data analysing and reporting.
  • Any task assigned by supervisor to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • Requires a Secondary School Diploma and at least 2 years of additional vocational or 2-year college program.
  • Must be proficient in desktop computer software programs, such as MS Office, and other software programs for specific cargo planning purposes.
  • Requires general knowledge of berthing planning process and related documentation.
  • Requires good knowledge of Terminal Operating System (TOS).

Critical Skills:

  • Lean Knowledge.
  • Time Management.
  • Collaboration.
  • Planning and Organizational skills.
  • Customer Centricity.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Planning Controller

Ref.: AT-275029
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Category: Terminal Operations/Engineering

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all equipment necessary to work vessel is ready and at the correct yard location prior to start of operations.
  • Ensure operations are executed in accordance to priorities set by the Shift Manager, report any problem areas of operations and implement the agreed changes to resolve the problems.
  • Ensure the optimum utilization and reduction of idle time for all equipment employed during the designated shift, by monitoring equipment work in the Terminal Operating System (TOS) and allocating equipment where required to achieve planned productivity levels.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the TOS with regards to equipment control and planning functionality and utilize them to the full in terminal operations.
  • Maintain a watch over the terminal area for unsafe working practices.
  • Contribute to “on the job” training of staff and undertake other duties within capabilities as required by management.
  • Plans for meal breaks and relief of equipment operators.
  • Monitors the TOS to identify potential clashes and delays in the yard.

Yard Equipment Controller (RTG, RS, ECH):

  • At the time of shift change/commencing operation look after all the Yard equipment are logged in VMT/RDT as planned based on manning allocation.
  • If any operator not reported/logged-in VMT/RDT, report to yard foreman/supervisor to trace operator to deploy on machine.
  • Allocate equipment according current workload, rearrange CHE range if required.
  • Create Move hour recap (yard operation forecast report) prearrange for following hour operation.
  • If equipment not available or yard congestion advice Vessel planners to change vessel plan or crane program in advance.
  • Inform yard planner about the availability of yard equipment’s in advance to align yard plan accordingly.
  • Follow-up RTGs block to block transferring and movements, Rearrange CHE ranges during real time operation as required.
  • Monitor the idle time of all Equipment and ensure that the idle time does not exceed beyond a specified limit. Follow up with the concerned operator to resolve problems if any.
  • Follow-up long standing trucks and coordinate with yard supervisor to prioritize the job.
  • Coordinate with gate controller, if any exceptions.
  • Monitor CHE uncovered jobs and arrange equipment to execute the job.
  • Reduce and increase Equipment’s in operation according operational requirements. Ensure equal distribution of jobs for similar equipment’s at all times.
  • Monitor vessel discharge and loading in progress containers, assure no long waiting trucks in yard for grounding or loading.
  • Report to technical planner if any equipment breakdown and to define priorities. update internal report for further reference.
  • Coordinate with execution supervisors to manage exceptions.
  • Monitor operator callback request in TOS and contact the operator on time.
  • In the event to system breakdown/failure, communicate with equipment operators over VHF radio to facilitate execution of operations.
  • Report all exceptions and preparations to Planning superintendent and Shift manager.
  • Always analyze, status of the equipment’s (e.g. breakdown, working, under planned or corrective maintenance).
  • Ensure to allocate RTGs in designated area if scheduled for PM Service and not to interrupt yard operation.
  • Logout all equipment VMT/RDT from XPS prior shift change (5 minutes before shift change).
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning supervisor
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superiors to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Terminal Truck Controller:

  • At the time of shift change/commencing operation, look after all the TTs are logged in as planned based on manning allocation requirement.
  • If any operator not reported/logged-in VMT, report to TT foreman/Supervisor/OLM to trace and to manage the situation.
  • Communicate the discrepancy between planned and actual figures to OLM and Share the details with Shift Manager.
  • Communicate with Planning superintendent/Shift Manager to understand the priorities in order to deploy TT in pool associated to POW and turn dispatch mode to truck.
  • Monitor Vessel/Yard related activities to re-arrange Trucks for specific Crane/Yard location, TT to be reduced from busy yard location or special handling at quayside for specific POW.
  • Follow-up ITVS idle time and performance communicate with execution supervisors to handle exceptions.
  • Manage Trucks refuel, break, shift change preparation and any other exceptions by coordination with TT foreman/Supervisor/OLM.
  • Update all exceptions and preparations to Planning superintendent and Shift manager.
  • Monitor actives jobs and in progress transactions to track trucks waiting/idling and delay.
  • Coordinate with RTG controller to manage longstanding Trucks.
  • Communicate to Yard/vessel planners for rerouting any trucks from planned locations.
  • Analyze at all times, status of the equipment (e.g. breakdown, working, under planned or corrective maintenance). arrange ITV to send to workshop if scheduled for PM service.
  • Logout all ITV from XPS prior shift change (5 minutes before shift change).
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning superintendent.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superiors to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Landside Controller:

  • At the time of shift change/commencing operation, look after all the planned activities to be completed during shift.
  • Coordinate with TT (Truck) controller to get the required number of Trucks for landside operation.
  • Rearrange CUP & CCU units work queue according priority, enable dispatching with available trucks in Pool for POW.
  • Scan and review containers positions and location to ensure no mis located nor without locations prior dispatching.
  • Sequence planned units according best pick to expedite shuttling.
  • Prepare shuffles well in advance by coordinating RTG operator.
  • Pre-arrange equipment for Shuttling and ensure that equipment shall not remain busy with other activities.
  • Increase dual activity in shuttling by arranging CUP & CCO Work queues and to communicating to operators and supervisors. Nearest jobs which are in way of TT travel to reduce unladen ratio.
  • Close monitor shuttling trucks and work queue to expedite operation.
  • Ensure to align with shift demand and to achieve set target. Report all exception on time to Planning Superintendent and Shift Manager.
  • Coordinate with Yard/TT Supervisors to handle exceptions.
  • Monitor CHE uncovered jobs and communicate with RTG controller to arrange CHE range to execute the job.
  • Manage housekeeping and yard compact by coordinating Yard planner.
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning superintendent.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superiors to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Gate & Rail Controller:

  • At the time of shift change/commencing operation, look after all road transactions (Export/MT Gate-in, Import-Gate out).
  • List out long-standing transactions and left-over units for prioritizing.
  • Prearrange yard equipment to execute within targeted time.
  • Track and Trace longstanding transactions to execute or cancel the transactions to maintain TTT (Truck turnaround time).
  • Coordinate and communicate with Yard equipment controller to arrange equipment in time.
  • Monitor looks ahead advice Yard planner to rearrange yard allocation to avoid yard clash.
  • Coordinate with Gate supervisor to manage gate flow and transactions.
  • Act as focal point for gate clerks and truck drivers, contact truck driver if required.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Yard supervisor for special units handlings.
  • Monitor Road queues and alert any Fail to deck units or shortage of yard allocations.
  • Monitor Train arrival and plan review incoming units and prepare yard plan by coordinating yard planner.
  • Review train outbound list and prearrange units for execution (prepare in advance any shuffles and segregations required).
  • Update train arrival and departure in TOS.
  • Report all exceptions to Planning superintendent and Shift manager in time.
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning superintendent.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superiors to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Barge Controller:

  • At the time of shift change/commencing operation, look after number barge alongside and operations.
  • Coordinate with TT (Truck) controller to get the required number of Trucks for barge operation.
  • Scan and review containers positions and location to ensure no mis located nor without locations prior dispatching.
  • Prepare shuffles well in advance by coordinating RTG operator.
  • Enable Barge POW to dispatch in assigned trucks in pool.
  • Increase dual activity in Barge operation and communicating to operators and supervisors. reduce unladen travel ratio to Barge shuttling trucks.
  • Increase opportunities to connect direct MT from barge to alongside vessels.
  • Close monitor barge trucks and work queue to expedite cargo operation.
  • Ensure to align with targets and progress. Report all exception on time to Planning Superintendent and Shift Manager.
  • Coordinate with Execution supervisors to handle exceptions.
  • Update barge arrivals and the stages in TOS and Barge booking App.
  • Prepare and handle required documents to execute barge operation.
  • Monitor and rearrange Barge plan by coordinating vessel plan. Initiate Barge outbound plan.
  • Monitor and coordinate barge units operation at yard, lookahead approach to avoid yard clashes, coordinate with controllers to handle units in yard within the time.
  • Communicate with yard equipment operators and supervisors for smooth and safe operation.
  • Coordinate with Yard planner for barge inbound units locations, allocations and segregations.
  • Ensure all units executed as planned, no leftover or rest in progress units upon finalizing barge operation.
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning superintendent.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superiors to improve terminal efficiency or performance.

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a College Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least two years of work experience as a dispatcher preferably in a container terminal, else within a transportation environment.
  • In depth knowledge of logistics, yard planning/lay-out and container terminal operations.
  • Require a certificate in hazardous cargo handling.
  • Possess effective analytical, numeracy, reporting and problem-solving skills.
  • Mast have a proactive approach to improving systems and procedures that will improve operational efficiency.
  • Requires some knowledge of TOS vessel and yard planning systems.
  • Requires an understanding of vessel & yard planning, vessel and yard operations.
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices within marine, stevedoring and terminal operations.

Critical Skills:

  • Planning and Organizational skills.
  • Lean knowledge.
  • Collaboration.
  • Customer Centricity.
  • Problem solver mindset.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Vessel Planner

Ref.: AT-275048
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Category: Terminal Operations/Engineering

Key Responsibilities

  • Commence operation, find alongside vessels in TOS (XPS) assure crane work list and quay commander set properly as crane deployment, refer berth and crane plan.
  • Rearrange if any crane shuffle or redistribution workload required.
  • Assure shift sheet created and set the targets per crane.
  • Active vessel work queue to resume operation and monitor vessel dispatching.
  • If vessel program or plan changes inform execution supervisors.
  • Ensure all operational bay have been planned in line to achieve targeted performance.
  • Ensure proper sequencing and yard picking movement.
  • Routed MT to stow and dispatch with static unit.
  • Readjust crane productivity targets in work shift as and when required.
  • Predefine planned crane activity in system such as (Hatch lids move, OOG/Break Bulk handling, breaks, and crane repositioning).
  • Identify opportunities and plan for dual cycle operation and twin lift.
  • Coordinate ITV controller to increase or decrease number of trucks in carne according crane priority and performance.
  • Follow-up with yard supervisors to manage ITV waiting at yard.
  • Ensure no short landing or overloading upon completion of each bay.
  • Ensure no stack weight exceeded or bad stowage in completed bays.
  • Rearrange loading plan in real-time to redistribute jobs in yard.
  • Rearrange crane program and containers plan base on yard equipment availability.
  • Coordinate with vessel supervisor to prepare special gears well in advance if required.
  • Cross check preplans and loaded containers upon completion of each bay operation and confirm that all containers are executed as planned, if not immediately report vessel supervisor, Planning superintendent and Shift Manager. Plan for rearrange according the plan and instruct execution for re-handling.
  • Finalize vessel operation, confirm all discharging containers are landed in yard and loading container updated onboard.
  • Ensure no floating slots/containers or multiple updates do not exist on loaded bays, if any confirm and correct the positions in real-time operation.
  • If any short land and over landed, assure short land or overland reports prepare and acknowledged by chief mate same communicate to local agent by completing cargo operation.
  • Update and communicate operational status with Planning superintendent, shift manager and Supervisors.
  • Generate final plan with outbound EDI (DG List, Live reefer) 3-hour prior completion of vessel operation, and handover files with vessel supervisor to submit vessel master or chief mate, confirm that final plan and outbound EDI accepted by Chief.
  • Strictly follow special stowage instruction and plan.
  • Finalize vessel operation and avail all operational documents from Banks Man, confirm all documents are file in folder and submit vessel file to Senior planner.
  • Generate outbound EDI and send to vessel agent/planner and vessel master.
  • Handover all operational details to following shift and report to Planning superintendent.
  • Refer and compliance with Planning SOP for planning procedures.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superior.

Job Requirements
We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a College Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least 2 or more years of previous experience as a vessel planner for a container terminal operation. Previous experience as a controller in a container terminal environment will be an advantage.
  • Requires very good knowledge of container vessel stowage and stability criteria.
  • Requires good knowledge of yard lay-out and operating techniques.
  • Requires good knowledge of TOS vessel planning systems and its modules.
  • Preferable if applicant has certificate in hazardous cargo handling.
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices within marine, stevedoring and terminal operations.

Critical Skills:

  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Lean knowledge and leadership
  • Time management

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Yard Planner

Ref.: AT-275063
Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities
Yard Planning:

  • Ensure that yard operations are running at the level of productivity required to ensure service delivery by the terminal’s transportations flows, such as vessel, gate/rail & CFS operations.
  • Provides strategic yard allocations to manage vessel and gate operations.
  • Create and maintain yard allocation set up which supports the terminals productivity targets per quay crane operation & truck turn-times.
  • Ensure 100%-yard inventory accuracy & integrity.
  • Reduce redundant yard moves and optimize housekeeping efforts.
  • Check and support an accurate and efficient information flow on the terminal related to all yard activities.
  • In co-operation with yard strategist set the overall yard strategy.
  • Control yard space allocation adherence for empty and full equipment.
  • Monitor and fine-tune the yard allocations to ensure that yard planning is satisfactory and meets the strategy requirements.
  • Prepare the yard work plan’ on a daily basis and communicate to relevant persons where the equipment must be located.
  • Prepare the workflow related to housekeeping, empty movement, corrections etc.
  • Provide the yard operation administration.
  • Take the ownership of yard planning and strategy.
  • Lively monitor all yard movements to ensure execution as planned.
  • Act as a focal point for yard planning activities.
  • Identify and solve problems and issues on a daily basis, usually of a moderate to highly complex nature.
  • Track special units’ movement, safe segregation and movement in yard.
  • Strictly follow IMDG segregation and to monitor DG units Yard location in every beginning and end of the shift. Prepare housekeeping immediately, report any exceptions to Shift Manager and HSE.
  • Report problems and issues, especially issues of complexity or impact on the operation.
  • The key impact of this incumbent will be the maintenance of operational efficiencies in the terminal. Responsibility for the execution of day-to-day operational activities.

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a College Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least 4 years of work experience in a container terminal, preferably with experience in Planning Controller, Cargo Controller, vessel planning or vessel operation execution
  • Requires in depth knowledge of Yard Planning strategy, yard operation, Gate operation, terminal berth capability and the terminal berth plan process.
  • Requires good knowledge of Yard and gate operation, berthing ships, control and traffic of vessel movements, re-berthing positioning of vessels, and marine berth handlings.
  • Requires some knowledge with Marine AIS application systems
  • Required good knowledge in TOS (Terminal Operating System) and its modules.
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices within marine, stevedoring and terminal operations.

Critical Skills:

  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Customer Centricity
  • Collaborative
  • Lean Knowledge
  • Problem Solver mindset

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Senior Planner

Ref.: AT-275044
Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities

  • Track upcoming vessels in berth schedule and monitor vessel planning preparations.
  • Coordinate and communicate with SPC (Shade Planning Center) for advance planning.
  • Review scheduled vessel plan well in advance and analysis planning quality including cargo availability, routing, requirement and rollover.
  • Monitor cargo consolidation and EDI upload/download in time.
  • Confirm vessel structure and planning details updates and records (Stack weight, hatch cover, lashing gears, DG/Reefer locations and other remarks).
  • Upon submitting of vessel plan by SPC, review plan integrity, crane deployment, job distribution, yard picking, sequencing, special stowage, yard clashes and revert to SPC if required to rearrange vessel plan.
  • Increase opportunity of dual cycling and twin lift to optimize cargo operation.
  • Guide and direct vessel planners to manage vessel operation.
  • Review MT routing and requirement with cargo controller well in advance, ensure MT stowage and planning from SPC.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Chief officer/vessel planner/ local agent to manage any exceptional situation in vessel plan and cargo operation.
  • Act as communication focal point in vessel planning.
  • Upon completion of vessel cargo operation, collect all vessel documents from vessel planner review the documents and validate in TOS.
  • Once validated departed vessel files communicate to cargo controller to generate TDR/TPR.
  • Review TDR/TPR to confirm vessel exchanges and activities prior submitting for billing.
  • Responsible to answer customer Queries, complaint and claims.
  • Review and revert, if any validation requirement from billing/customer service.
  • Manage vessel files and archives for future validation.
  • Any task assigned by superior to improve terminal performance and optimization.

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a college Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least 2 or more years of previous experience as a vessel planner for a container terminal operation. Previous experience as a Planning Controller in a container terminal environment will be an advantage.
  • Requires very good knowledge of container vessel stowage and stability criteria.
  • Requires good knowledge of yard lay-out and operating techniques.
  • Requires good knowledge of TOS vessel planning systems and its Modules.
  • Preferable if applicant has certificate in hazardous cargo handling.
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices within marine, stevedoring and terminal operations.

Critical Skills:

  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Lean knowledge and leadership
  • Time management
  • Communication skill
  • Problem solver mindset
  • Team worker
  • Collaboration

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Yard & Berth Strategist

Ref.: AT-275029
Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, motivate and instruct planning team members
  • Manage and maintain Berth plan and prospects by coordinating shipping lines.
  • Maintain berthing window commitments and communications.
  • Lead berthing lineup discussions and communication.
  • Plan vessels based on cargo availability and distribution.
  • Plan number of cranes and gang to utilize as agreed in window commitments.
  • Manage and maintain all berthing communications and track records.
  • Adapt and maintain the yard strategy to the current cargo flow on a daily basis
  • Develop a strategy for effective yard usage by building an algorithm around the following parameters:
  • Segregation / Grouping criteria – How will the containers be stored
  • Location criteria – Where will the containers be stored
  • Analyse and match the cargo flow to the reserved location
  • Ensure that the yard strategy is balanced so as to avoid any equipment clashes between any Points of Work
  • Analyze cargo flow parameters like age, build up, load out etc. and account these in the proposed yard strategy
  • Discuss the strategy with the supervisors and ensure that their teams religiously follow it
  • Track the changes in yard operations post the implementation of strategy and take corrective actions if necessary
  • Regularly discuss with the Planning staff and identify areas which can be improved. Prioritize these areas in consultation with the Planning Manager & the Planning Superintendent and recommend solutions to address the same
  • Ensure every recommendation is justified with sufficient & relevant data
  • Align with berthing prospect and prepare a yard proforma similar to the vessel proforma
  • Ensure any strategy proposed considers the following:
  • Adherence to the Proforma
  • Optimization of yard turnaround
  • Optimization of equipment allocation
  • Ensure 100%-yard integrity in TOS and Yard designs maintained as physical yard
  • Ensure Zero yard stow warnings and follow-up to correct with yard planner.
  • Training and coaching to Yard planner skill by conducting required trainings.
  • Ensure IMDG segregation in yard and validate on daily basis
  • TOS enhancement and improvement. Lead as TOS expert in operation.
  • Ensure that the Best practices in SPARCS usage are always followed and offer assistance in system testing scenarios
  • Attend customer issues and claims related to yard handling and storages
  • Maintain cleanliness of the office.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by superior to improve terminal efficiency and performance.

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • High School Diploma plus a College Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • 3 years of previous experience in the port execution operations or planning
  • 5 years of previous leadership experience involving on the planning or administrative sector managing large amount of workers
  • Good knowledge of vessel & yard planning. Overall knowledge of terminal operation
  • Requires good verbal and written communications skills in English and the local language.
  • Has familiarity with the strict implementation of procedure, process and best practices in planning command centre, stevedoring and terminal operations.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills to interact across section of the company’s departments, at all levels, and with customers.

Critical Skills:

  • Lean Knowledge
  • Problem Solver mindset.
  • Motivation
  • Build effective teams
  • Conflict Management

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

We Offer

  • APM Terminals offers tremendous growth, career and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive and dedication to become one of the best.
  • An opportunity to be part of a high-performance team that ensures APM Terminals is the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
  • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stakeholders.

Application Deadline  8th July, 2021.

https://t.me/ygist


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