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Vessel Planner Job Description

Job Purpose:

To contribute to the development of Oman Shipping Company’s (OSC) OMAN CONTAINER LINE, to produce safe and effective stowage plans in a timely efficient manner and, also to provide associated reports.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure optimal utilisation of safe and efficiently stowed vessels within scope while allowing high-productivity cargo-operations in the terminals.

Responsible for bunker consumption reduction through optimal trim planning at minimal ballast intake.

Responsible for reporting of vessel performance and taking necessary corrective action if required.

Responsible for accurate and timely scheduling of the vessel/s under the control of OCL

Responsible for safe and efficient cargo stowage, including best utilisation, of vessels under responsibility, taking into account applicable international laws and regulations as well as in-house rules.

(This Will require Weekend / Public holidays and Evening working.

Report Generation

Design & generate any departmental reports as per management request, timely and accurately to meet company and department requirements.


Minimum Qualification:

Container planning experience and Dangerous Goods certified.

2nd Officer preferably with Chief Officer license.

Minimum Experience:

3-5 years in preferably in a similar position within the shipping industry

Job Specific Skills:




The use of either a TOS system or similar vessel planning software i.e powerstow / navis.


· Vessel Planner - reports to Sr Liner Manager and confers with the latter on critical and strategic issues.

· Key operational decisions having significant impact on the Vessel Planner are referred to the Sr. Liner Manager for approval before implementation.

· The jobholder exercises financial authority as per the level established by the OSC management.

· The ‘Planner’ can make on the spot operational decisions to maintain vessel/terminal performance that does not affect overall p&l and performance of the service.


Achievement Orientation

Impact & Influence

Information Seeking

Teamwork and Cooperation

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualification : Bachelor Degree
Nationality : Omani
Experience : You should have Experience of Minimum 3 years to apply for this Job