Vessel Operator - Singapore

Vessel Operator (Based in Singapore)
Reporting to Vessel Operation Manager, Asia


Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees.  Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America.  Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

At Bunge, we are continuously enhancing our workforce by hiring talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  Our employees and managers represent diverse nationalities with expertise in finance, research and development, food production, manufacturing, trading, logistics, sales and marketing, agronomy and other disciplines. 


Overall purpose of job

In charge for all commercial / operational / post fixture matters in the dry bulk sector for the respective Cape, Panamax, Handymax or Handy vessels under charter, to ensure all requirements of Charter Party are followed/fulfilled.


Main activities/tasks

  • All Post Fixture planning and operations of all aspects of the voyage ranging from understanding the contract / charter party and executing the voyage seamlessly
  • Preparation of cargos and bunkers calculations – Voyage Planning
  • Preparation and follow up on freight payments through to the finalization
  • Appointing agents, surveyors and port captains (Knowledge of DA Desk will be an advantage)
  • Communication with owners, charterers, brokers, traders
  • Able work/coach Management Trainees, Juniors during their “On Job Training” at Freight Desk
  • Keep voyage P&L in check and finalise voyages
  • Constructively handle and settle claims together with commercial and legal teams
  • Voyage planning, including optimising cargo intake and bunker planning.
  • Raise Hire Statement, Freight statement, lay time calculation and ensure timely receipts of freight, charter hire, demurrage and other outstanding debts
  • Raise payment to third parties such as agents and brokers
  • Issue voyage instructions/other commercial instructions and generally keep a close liaison with the Master to ensure vessel performs as per charter party terms.
  • Monitor vessels daily performance at sea and in port to minimize delays, claims and/or disputes
  • Manage loading and discharging operations to ensure quick turnaround time in port.
  • Appoint surveyors, agents at ports to assist Master.
  • Voyage planning, including optimising cargo intake and bunker planning.
  • Negotiate claims with owners/charterers or other such stakeholders to maximize voyage profitability.
  • Closely monitor noon reporting on vessels position on a regular basis
  • Calculate Optimal Speed/Consumption prior any given voyage leg
  • Support Chartering/Commercial colleagues


Desired Qualities/Skills

  • Diploma / Degree / Certificate in Maritime / ICS Qualifying Exam
  • Minimum 3/4 years of experience as a dry cargo operator dealing with Dry Bulk cargoes in Either Capes, Panamax, Supra and/or Handy sized vessels.
  • As a good knowledge / understanding of Dry Bulk Shipping
  • An entrepreneurial minded, hardworking and structured team player.
  • Experience with the SoftMar/IMOS integrated voyage handling system an advantage but not mandatory.
  • Experience with D/A Desk Module
  • IT literate.


Date of Commencement

Immediate (Negotiable)


How to apply?

Interested applicants may kindly email your CV to In your email subject title, please indicate ‘TRADEWIND Application for Vessel Operator - Name’.