Safety is our top priority. We
priorities safety of our employees, customers, others involved in
our operation, environment and property. This will be your first
When we hire trainees, we aim to
attract the best talents for the future commercial roles in our
As a trainee, you set your own
course of development. By being proactive and showing that you are
eager to learn, you will be given responsibilities and great
opportunities to develop your skills within shipping.
We are a modern international
organisation and you will find highly qualified colleagues and
managers very approachable and eager to share their knowledge. You
will be teamed up with a mentor and with their support soon find
yourself working independently with assigned tasks and
To ensure that solid shipowner
knowledge is acquired during your traineeship you rotate between
different departments. During your two years, you spend time in
chartering, operations and technical departments. You will also
spend time sailing on board one of our vessels to learn more about
our processes, safety and life onboard.
During your trainee period, you
will attend the commercial shipping program at the Danish Shipping
Academy as well as a two-year HD program at the Copenhagen Business
For further information, please
contact Kristine Baagø,
HR Business Partner, People, Communication and
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Being a part of the operation
department means that you as a person need to be structured,
self-supporting, and independent. During your traineeship as an
operator, you will achieve great knowledge within the general
shipping business, and learn about terms and conditions and how to
act correctly when agents, charterers or captains need assistance,
which in the end will provide you with the necessary tools to be
ready for your own operation.
After ending your two years as a
trainee, you will get the responsibility for the operation of your
"own vessels", which includes working as a contact person between
the charterers and the vessel and having the responsibility for
bringing all necessary information's to each party.
Every day you will be in contact
with all departments of your company, agents and charterers all
around the world. As an operator, you will have to be ready to
answer all questions concerning your vessels. Your daily tasks
would most likely include:
- Preparation of vessel position
updates for forwarding to charterers at a daily basis.
- Preparation of lay time and
off-hire statements on completion of each voyage.
- Establishment of contact with
charterers and owners with regards to vetting inspections required
by various ports being called.
- Supervision with agency
appointments, arrangement of advance payments from charterers and
final settlements thereafter on completion of each voyage.
- Responsibility for ensuring that
the vessel's voyage is performed as per charter party.
- Responsible for ensuring optimal
bunkering and quick turnaround in ports.
- Follow-up on the vessel's
operations / schedules and the implementation of company procedures
in coordination with ship's agents, stowage planners, ship's
command and other line's departments.
The chartering department is
responsible for keeping the vessels employed, which means that you
will be in charge of finding the right and best paying cargoes
for our vessels. In order to do so, you always have to be
well-prepared for the challenges to come. Basically, you have to
think that you will be able to fix any vessel with the
right cargo at the right rate. You have to be
optimistic and hold a strong belief that your outlined goals will
be achieved. At a first glance, it might sound straight forward,
but it isn't always that easy.
There are a number of different
areas you have to be familiar with when you work in shipping e.g.
the size of the vessels, the number of tanks, the coating of the
tanks, the last cargoes onboard the ships and the legal terms and
individual rates. Furthermore, you have to be aware of the special
conditions applicable to trade in summer or winter areas and the
information relating to the vessels' max intake, their lengths and
drafts and the various port facilities.
All this may seem quite
confusing, but eventually you will adopt the special vocabulary of
the shipping industry.
The most frequent business
set-up: First, the Charterer distributes the cargo to a broker, who
will be the contact person through the following negotiation
and in the closing itself. All communication is handled
through e-mails, phone calls and - less frequently
- face-to-face with business partners. Eventually, the
negotiation comes to an end. An agreement on cargo, terms and price
is reached with the charterer. Finally, the agreement is closed,
and in the business this is called "lifting subs". The voyage
Being part of the technical department you will get to see a lot
of different groups with different responsibilities:
- Vessel Groups
Provide fleet management through daily technical support and
cooperation with our crew onboard. The technical superintendents
are responsible for overall vessel maintenance, they conduct vessel
inspections, dry dock planning and execution.
- SQE, Safety Culture and Sequrity
Manage all safety, quality, environmental, security and health
matters. Ensures compliance with relevant international and
national regulation and industry best practice through the
maintenance and continuous development of the Company Safety
Management System (SMS) and related manuals, procedures and
- Marine HR.
Marine HR attract, recruit, develop and retain well educated and
the most competent seafarers in all positions onboard our vessels.
We engage in cadet programs in Denmark and the Philippines and our
goal is to select and train seafarers who are committed and have
the right mindset. Marine HR are constantly developing our
procedures on how to man our vessels and how to prepare our
seafarers for the increasingly demanding future by providing
training and promoting from within our pool.
We want to be recognized by our seafarers as an attractive
long-term employer committed to personal development of the
individual and we always promote of the highest standards of safety
and performance. Marine HR coordinates with other departments to
ensure that requirements on safe operation of our vessels are met
and we work closely with our professional colleagues in Latvia and
the Philippines as well as with our crewing agents from around the
Work in close cooperation with our technical and commercial
department. The team is in close dialogue with our customers
commercial and technical departments with the intent of meeting
their requirements and answer any questions regarding our
By arranging the necessary number of SIRE/CDI inspections, vetting
ensures that our fleet remains eligible for business once
nominated. Vetting meets with customer representatives on regular
basis to ensure that we retain highest possible fleet eligibility
and company rating.
- Supply Management
In close cooperation with vessel groups, Supply Management purchase
and deliver high quality spares, consumables and provisions at the
time needed, at the lowest cost and from a reliable source. Focus
is on providing the best possible professional support to our fleet
without ever compromising safety.
- Marine Project
Provide second level technical support regarding new buildings,
vessel modifications, increased technical efficiency and technical
solutions to become more environmental friendly and to ensure we
comply with rules & regulations.
Corporate accounting department
In corporate accounting, all
invoices - among other things - related to the vessel's technical
operating costs are controlled, processed and booked. Also
comparisons between actual costs and budgetted costs
are prepared for the technical superintendents, so they
can follow up on the vessels they are responsible for.