Fleet Operator

Montreal, August 5, 2013

Reporting to: Manager, Operations
Location: Fednav Corporate Head Office – Montreal Quebec


Headquartered in Montreal, is the largest ocean-going shipowning and chartering group in Canada engaged in ocean transportation of mainly bulk cargoes on a worldwide basis. With 70 years of experience and expertise, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.


Honesty, integrity, and a respect toward our community and the environment define our values.

Key Responsibilities:

Working within company policy guidelines and procedures, the Fleet Operator is responsible for operating a fleet of about 8-10 ships. He/she will be requested to:

  • Familiarization of Voyage and Time Charter contracts requirementspertaining to his/her voyages and manage post fixture matters
  • Proper voyage planning with the objective to optimize time saving and revenue, reduce costs, gather all required information.
  • Elaborate (optimal) bunkering plan
  • Provide timely and detailed instructions to the masters of his/her fleet
  • Appoint and instruct agents, surveyors, stevedores, weather routing company in a timely manner
  • Voyage management; i.e., monitor proactively all participants and initiate pre-emptive or corrective action whenever required
  • Preparation of freight billings, approve payment of hires and miscellaneous vendors invoices
  • Monitor the issuance and on-forwarding of all cargo documents
  • Adhere to and enforce the company’s operational security, environment policies
  • Work closely with our contract partners and maintain the company’s high service standards and reputation
  • Perform various clerical tasks, including post-voyage analysis (financial and statistical), maintaining Oracle voyage log, and electronic voyage filing


  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a similar role
  • Organized, fast worker, possessing the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Inquisitive and logical
  • Results driven and strong problem solver
  • Ability to control costs
  • Ability to build relationships and develop trust
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Flexible to work outside of office hours
  • Sea-going experience is not a requisite is considered an asset
  • Capable of working with current computer applications

Fednav offers a competitive total compensation package and opportunities for growth and development. Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to resume@fednav.com and quote the position, Fleet Operator, in the subject heading of your email. Fednav is an equal opportunity employer.

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