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Job Description

Our client operate vessels across the globe, offering extraordinary cruise experiences in both major cruise ports and remote destinations. Their vessels feature helicopters and submersibles, requiring various permits. We're seeking a dynamic Port Operations and Permitting Manager to ensure our vessels have the necessary permits and streamline pre-cruise port operations.

Role Overview:

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage permits, licenses, and authorizations for helicopter, submersible, Zodiac, and water sport operations, and other permits as needed.
  • Maintain a global list of permit requirements for all destinations.
  • Be the primary port-related contact for Vessels.
  • Prepare pre-voyage reports for onboard management.
  • Coordinate immediate ground services for vessel calls into port.
  • Obtain permit-related cost information for budget planning.
  • Stay updated on local, national, and international port regulations.
  • Provide support to the Director of Port Operations (Ocean).
  • External: Port Agents, Government agencies, professional bodies, Superyacht Agency Services, Civil Aviation Authorities.
  • Internal: Director of Port Operations (Ocean), Director of Discovery Operations, General Manager – Ocean Operations, Onboard Vessel Management team, Product team, Shorex team.
Candidate Requirements:

Experience and Education:
  • Experience in port operations, with a preference for marine activities.
  • Familiarity with port agency services.
  • Understanding of vessel permitting in ports.
  • General knowledge of vessel operations, particularly expedition activities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in relevant port operations and permitting software.
  • Thorough understanding of port operations and key partners.
  • Knowledge of permit acquisition processes.
  • Awareness of the global port network.