Laytime Specialist (Dry Bulk Vessels)

April, 2022

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Laytime Specialist for one of our global shipping clients. The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of laytime calculation experience and is well versed in understanding and analysing charter parties and voyage documents.


  • Responsible for the timely preparation, review and finalization of laytime calculations with both internal and external counter parties.
  • Interpreting charter party terms relating to actual events with the aim of achieving the most favorable commercial outcome for the company while maintaining professional approach and good commercial relationship.
  • Liaising with in-house operations, commercial and legal departments on negotiation and settlement of laytime disputes.
  • Close communication with business partners such as Brokers, Agents, Charterers and Owners.
  • Establishing and maintaining good commercial relationship with key customers in order to provide feedback to the in-house commercial departments on laytime matters and minimize recovery period.
  • Ensuring that accounting department has all information required to process relevant payables/receivables.
  • Analyzing and reporting any laytime related risk issues observed in third-party contracts.
  • After successful integration, providing expertise and advice on contractual clauses and laytime matters for better management of potential commercial risk.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a similar role in Dry-Bulk Shipping or Commodity Trading, also interested in seeing more senior profiles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English is essential.
  • Well versed in understanding and analysing charter parties and voyage documents.
  • Strong customer orientation & skills in developing relationships with key counter parties.
  • Quick learner and able to cope in a fast-paced environment.
  • Energetic, self-motivated with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • A dependable individual with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to adapt in a flexible and multicultural work environment.

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