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Port Operator (shipping agent)

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Job ID 294227 Date posted 06/28/2024 Location : Ghent, Belgium Category  TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 
This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business. We sit at the heart of the supply chain, partnering with farmers and customers to source, make and deliver essential products.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Port Operator will be part of a team of ship agents/ port operators to execute port operations of seagoing vessels and ensure vessels meet all company and legal requirements. Furthermore you ensure that all documentation and information is accurate and updates in a timely manner in all systems. In this role you will ensure compliance with company policies, applicable laws and regulations over multiple portcalls of vessels at the same time. You will partner closely and foster relationships with external parties. (authorities, service providers) in a variety of seaports. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to to develop relationships with key customers to meet specific customer requirements and act as main point of contact for complex issues, working in a 24/7 service schedule. 
  • Take part in processes with internal & external teams and stakeholders.
  • Prepare and provide proper documentation. 
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise vessel activities to ensure vessels' best turnaround in port. 
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Spreadsheet experience
  • Experience in transportation and logistics is a plus
  • Knowledge of supply chain and operations functions


We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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