Ref : AFMJD210515 Senior Chartering Manager - Panamax - Shanghai

On behalf of a well-known ship operator, moving over 22 mill mt bulk cargo p.a., in Handy up to Capesize, we are looking for a Senior Panamax Chartering Manager to grow the business, and to be based in the group's Shanghai Office.

Candidates should have at least 8 years' market experience, as much as possible (especially recently) in the Panamax market, particularly in Asia/Pacific. They should have had authority to run a desk and book in that area, and responsibility for its profitability.


  • Making and implementing the business development plan.
  • Panamax team's P&L.
  • Marketing Panamax vessels to charterers/brokers.
  • Forecasting and analysing market conditions to optimise chartering opportunities.
  • Concluding vessel fixtures and negotiating Contracts of Affreightment.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with new Owners and Charterers.
  • Working closely with the global chartering, commercial and operation teams.
  • Developing the chartering team, acting as team leader and monitoring team members' performance.


  • Bachelor degree or other shipping qualification;
  • 8+ years of working experience in a dry bulk related industry, preferably with a background in operating, trading, or working for a dry bulk end user or carrier.
  • Strong communication and sales skills.
  • Good written and spoken English; knowledge of Mandarin is helpful, but not essential.
  • Extensive familiarity with chartering, international trade and trade routes, charter parties and other shipping documentation.

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