The Operations staff informs the vessels’ captains about the cargo and planned voyage. They negotiate worldwide with agents and stevedoring enterprises on ports of call, loading and discharging costs. Loading and discharge of different types of cargo are organized in direct cooperation with the stowage planner. The staff of the Operations Department directly monitors proper and professional loading, stowage and discharge procedures on site. Our operators calculate fuel consumption. Fuel is ordered, route planning carried out and bunkering of vessels organized on the basis of their calculations, special technical features and dimension restrictions of the vessels.

Among other things, it is the duty of the operations department to:

  • post-fixture support to the vessels
  • issue voyage instructions, to make sure that the ships perform as per the charterparty agreements.
  • ensure the safe and efficient carriage and delivery of cargoes.
  • supervise the disbursement of all funds necessary to run the ships,
  • arrange for the provision of the vessels with bunkers.

This is the starting point of all actions taken when running the ships. Essentially, the operations department is the main coordinator between the owners of the vessels (the “Owners”), the company’s departments, the vessels under management, the charterers, and all third parties involved with the ships (Ship agents, ship-chandlers, bunkering suppliers, shippers, receivers, stevedores, etc.), Cargo handling, port activities, pilotage, towage, wharfage, dockage, canal transits, conveying of cargoes, cargo handling arrangements, loading and discharging of vessels, are some of the actions supervised by the operations department. It is exactly this operational involvement that keeps us so closely abreast and in touch with current market conditions - vitally important in maintaining a competitive edge.