Cargo Superintendent/Port Captain (Singapore)

Reporting to the Global Head of Cargo Operations, we are looking for a Cargo Superintendent to provide cargo related technical support to the Operations and Chartering department.


For the Operations Department

  • Assess ship’s cargo uplift
  • Assess required space for steel cargoes and breakbulk projects
  • Prepare stowage plans and relevant calculations
  • Prepare securing plans and relevant calculations
  • Provide technical background on cargo related issues
  • Provide guidance on applicable regulations for each type of cargo.
  • Provide advice on different seamanship’s related topics
  • Give guidance on cargo hold preparation and cleaning
  • Discuss stowage or cargo related topics with Master and Owners

For the Chartering Department

  • Assess suitability of ships for certain cargo or contracts
  • Assess the acceptability of cargo for safe shipment
  • Provide technical information about the vessels
  • Provide advice on cargo handling restrictions
  • Provide advice on different seamanship’s related topics
  • Participate in vessel’s scheduling meetings
  • Request and evaluate stevedoring rates for both load and discharge operations

Out of the office

  • Physical supervision of stowage and securing of cargo
  • Coordination of gang ordering and ship’s working schedules
  • Supervise stevedore work when required
  • Supervise special loading or unloading operations
  • Pre-inspect special cargoes on site
  • Act as the company representative
  • Interface between the office, stevedores and the ship


  • Keep informed of developing regulations (national and international)
  • Keep informed of new developments related to cargo handling and carriage
  • Communicate knowledge and experience to colleagues (Operations and Chartering)


The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience as a Master/Chief Officer on ocean going vessels
  • Relevant degree in Nautical Sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience in a similar role as Cargo Superintendent, Port Captain or SuperCargo.
  • Knowledge of ship construction, structural strength, trim, and stability
  • Knowledge/experience in stowage, lashing, and other requirements for the carriage of breakbulk cargoes, such as steel, projects, heavy lifts
  • Knowledge/experience with grain stability calculations and regulations
  • Knowledge of IMSBC Code and other relevant regulations and conventions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Ability to efficiently interact with ship’s Masters and crew
  • Good organizer, strong attention to detail
  • Problem solver: stress resistant with the ability to make decisions and work independently
  • Computer proficient

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours (including weekends) as required

Honesty, integrity, commitment to professional excellence, regard for employees and corporate responsibility define our values.