• Job Number 528552
  • Type Permanent
  • Location Stamford, CT
  • Pay $60,000 - $600,000
  • Referral Bonus $250

Ship Broker

Job Description:

Ship Broker

  • Finding suitable cargoes for ships or finding suitable ships for cargoes.
  • Marketing of ships to traders/customers/shippers/charterers/receivers.
  • Negotiate shipping terms and contracts until a deal is agreed between a ship and cargo interests.
  • Use company`s database to establish supply and demand dynamics in a certain area at a certain period of time.
  • Involved in many stages of setting up and negotiating deals, including presenting the business to potential clients, negotiating the main terms of a contract and seeing it through to its conclusion and any follow up that may be involved.
  • A good Broker would keep a close eye on the shipping market, interpreting trends and seeing opportunities for clients.


    Key skills and qualifications of Ship Broker:
  • The ideal candidate would hold a commercial degree or similar commercial qualification.
  • Client management/relationship building skills.
  • Previous experience in this role may not be required depending upon previous work experience.
  • Having an entrepreneurial nature would be highly desirable along with a strong personal drive to succeed.
  • Ability to negotiate is vital as this is a principal skill requirement in Ship Brokering.
  • Good understanding of accounting and numeracy skills are essential to this job.
  • Excellent presentation skills will be required.
  • A Broker must be able to communicate well both verbally as well as in a written format.
  • Ability to use Microsoft office, ie Word, Excel.