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Shipping and Logistics Co-ordinator

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Job Introduction

As Shipping and Logistics Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for arranging mobilisation of ALE equipment and consumables from the smallest shackle to the biggest crane in the world, using any mode of transport from rail to a chartered Antonov. ALE delivers innovative project solutions across the entire globe making this role possibly one of the most exciting and varied in the logistics industry. ALE logistics coordinators pride themselves on achieving the impossible – so if you’re up for a challenge, this could be the role for you.

Role Responsibility

  • International Shipping of containerised cargo, break bulk cargo and RORO
  • Fixing full and part charters on various trade routes
  • Arranging cross trade, import and export FCLs and LCLs both in gauge and out of gauge, specialist equipment included
  • Arranging cross trade, import and export of break bulk cargoes and project cargoes
  • Scheduling project mobilisation plans, both equipment & personnel, of more than one origin
  • Ensuring project schedules are met whilst reacting to constantly changing project parameters
  • Analyse shipping requests and provide most cost effective / project suitable solutions
  • Providing considered and detailed information for proposals
  • Reviewing, researching and managing customs imports and exports in numerous countries – both temporary and permanent
  • Understanding, reviewing and negotiating basic contractual terms and conditions, insurance requirements and ensuring all cargo is properly insured during transport
  • Producing documentation for International Trade as per legal requirements
  • Communicating with local Chamber of Commerce for official documentation
  • Keeping fully updated with changes in the Maritime Industries and undertaking all activities within statutory procedural requirements
  • Coordinating transport and loading sequences for charter vessels
  • Reviewing and approving/rejecting stowage plans on charter vessels
  • Minimising shipping costs and risks, working within budgets and being fully aware of job profitability
  • Ensure all shipper owned containers shipped are certified and identified correctly
  • Raise purchase orders as per company procurement procedure
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships
  • Obtaining thorough and accurate shipping & visa prices for bids & tenders including consideration of market changes in time of the project
  • Researching and gathering information on travel visa requirements including speaking to lawyers and other visa organisations when required, then gathering personal information to apply for visas and putting together application packages

The Ideal Candidate



  • Further education in business related discipline
  • Nationally/Internationally recognised qualification for chartering and freight forwarding from either the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) or national Freight Associations
  • Hazardous Goods Training such as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor under CDG
  • Export / Import Licence qualification



Good working knowledge of the diverse array of shipping and transportation methods available


  • Knowledge and understanding of Maritime Charter Parties
  • Knowledge of how to fix charter shipments
  • Knowledge of the heavy lifting and transport industry



  • Experience in a complex and sometimes busy planning/scheduling environment
  • Experience with contract negotiation


  • Experience within a freight forwarding agency



  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good spoken and written Dutch
  • Ability to prioritise work schedule
  • Assertiveness with people at all levels in the business
  • Able to Communicate effectively across different cultures


  • Other Language abilities



  • Able to work autonomously and manage time effectively
  • Level headedness when under pressure – this being both tight deadlines and/or constantly changing parameters
  • Self-assured 
  • Logical and analytical
  • Long range planner
  • Diligent & proactive
  • Honesty - able to admit mistakes immediately so they can be put right
  • Ability to listen, process and analyse the ideas of others


  • Outgoing - ability to network with suppliers
  • Ability to ‘wear the shoes’ of the people who have to physically action the operations which you plan



  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Confidence to travel alone both domestically & internationally


  • Visa

Package Description

Competitive salary and benefits package

About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

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