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Job Summary

As a Port Captain, you will play a vital role in overseeing and coordinating maritime operations for a fleet of Jones Act ATBs. Your responsibilities will include ensuring safe and efficient vessel movements, managing port facilities, and maintaining compliance with applicable regulations. This position requires a strong understanding of maritime operations, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to maintaining high standards of safety and efficiency.


  • Coordinate and oversee vessel movements within ports, including arrivals, departures, and berthing operations
  • Plan and allocate resources to ensure timely and efficient handling of vessels, cargo, and personnel
  • Monitor weather conditions, navigational charts, and port restrictions to ensure safe operations
  • Communicate with ship captains to provide guidance, updates, and support as needed.
  • Manage infrastructure, facilities, and equipment to ensure optimal utilization and maintenance
  • Collaborate with terminal operators and other service providers to ensure smooth cargo handling operations
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with safety regulations, security protocols, and environmental standards
  • Identify and implement improvements to enhance efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Safety and Compliance:
  • Promote and enforce adherence to safety procedures and regulations within the port area
  • Conduct regular safety inspections and audits to identify potential hazards and implement corrective actions
  • Ensure compliance with relevant maritime regulations, port bylaws, and international standards
  • Investigate and report incidents, accidents, and near-misses, and implement preventive measures.
Team Leadership:
  • Supervise and lead a team of port operations personnel
  • Provide guidance, training, and performance feedback to ensure a skilled and motivated workforce
  • Foster a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement among team members.
Position Requirements
  • Possess a USCG Merchant Mariners License, Chief Officer Unlimited, or Master Towing Vessels license preferred
  • 5-10 years of vessel operations experience of barges or tankers.
  • Working knowledge of modern navigation software
  • Familiar with regulatory requirements and vessel inspections
  • Experience supervising a large group of employees, training and employee development
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • 40% travel to vessels (willing to stand weekend/evening duty)
The Rewards
  • This position offers a great opportunity for a shore based role and career progressions to senior management
  • The company offer flexible working
  • Unlimited PTO, 401k and excellent healthcare benefits
  • Join a growing team, focusing on sustainability, innovation and safety