Tuesday 24 July 2012


Vacancies at APM Terminals Lagos

Vacancies at APM Terminals Lagos
APM Terminals is one of the largest container terminal operators in the world. The diverse portfolio includes substantial interests in more than 40 ports around the globe. We continue to actively develop and invest in new projects and opportunities in ports and terminal management. In terms of the future, we are determined to stay at the forefront of our industry by providing value-adding e-business solutions, customer relations management and innovative use of technologies.

APM Terminals commenced operations in Nigeria in March, 2006.
Apapa is Nigeria’s largest port and contains a number of wharfs. To date, the staff comprises over 700 highly skilled and motivated foreign and local staff. We stand for operational excellence – from modern equipment, facilities, advanced technology and proven processes and terminal management. We are currently looking for an individual who share our commitment to providing services that are second-to-none.

This position is responsible for planning the optimum utilization of the terminal stacking space available. Constantly check on the yard utilization highlight probable constrains that may seem to arise. This position reports to the, Shift Team Leader.

REF: 64622

Key Accountabilities
  • Effectively plan yard layouts for IMPORTS segregated by ICD’s / Bill of lading / Dangerous cargo / OOG and general imports, EXPORTS, EMPTIES and Transhipment containers within the parameters of the set yard specification.
  • Close monitoring of the yard during the discharge to ensure that all the containers as received from the vessel have been confirmed and has been confirmed with a yard position.
  • Close monitoring of the yard during the loading operation to ensure smooth feeding from the yard to the vessel minimizing re-handling in the yard
  • Controlling and planning the complete yard process in order to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.
  • Create and maintain the yard setup and planning to accommodate an average of 18 to 20 crane lifts per hour and maximum utilization of yard equipment.
  • Allocate yard ranges for exports per vessel / voyage before the gates opening.
  • Monitor that the equipments are available in the right location at the yard.
  • Prepare the Daily Yard Work Plans related to discharges, receiving exports, housekeeping etc.
  • Maintain daily reports on the yard utilization.
  • Constant monitoring of the yard and have required housekeeping done on time to maximize utilization of the yard and reduce operational impacts
  • Monitor that the ICD’s declared for the respective vessels are cleared within the allocated time frame, alternatively convert same to the local imports and information passed on to the lines.
  • Close monitoring of the IMO containers if direct delivery has been taken / cleared, alternatively reminders to the line to clear same for the terminal.
  • Consolidation of the transhipment stacks by weights and POD’s prior arrival of the outbound carrier.
  • A University degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least two or more years of previous experience as a vessel or yard planner for a container terminal operation.  Previous experience as a dispatcher in a container terminal environment will be an advantage.
  • Requires sound knowledge of container vessel stowage and stability criteria.
We Offer
  • A truly international working environment in a modern working location
  • Value and team-based leadership
  • An open and engaging working environment
  • A wide range of international career opportunities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment
  • Competitive compensation packages

Contact Information:
This position is a local position, based in Lagos, Nigeria and will remain posted until 30th July 2012.

Please apply through the job portal and ensure to upload/attach a recent CV. For all internal applications please note that HR will contact your local HR to request for your staff card upon receipt of your application.

We do not make use of recruitment agencies. Only CVs received through our job portal will be attended to.

If you have any questions or would like further information, you are welcome to contact Lanre Olarinoye on appapmtrec@apmterminals.com

DUE DATE: 7/30/2012

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