ship planner




Ship planners manage the performance of a vessel. They ensure the safety of the vessel and its cargo, its operationality and link available vessels to available cargos in order to maximise the profitability of the voyages. They ensure that each container ship is loaded to its optimal capacity, while keeping berth times and handling costs to a minimum. They also plan the maintenance and overhaul of the ship, as well as the crew needed.

Alternative label

  • inland vessel planner

  • inland water ship planner

  • maritime ship cargo planner

  • manager of cargo planning and operations

  • inland water cargo planner

  • vessel cargo planner

  • cargo planning manager

  • maritime ship planner

  • vessel planner

  • inland vessel cargo planner

  • senior ship planner

  • cargo planning and operations manager

  • inland ship planner

  • cargo planning officer

  • ship cargo planner

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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