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Port Captain/Operator (starter)


Nirint is a young and dynamic business with Rotterdam DNA. As a maritime shipping company, Nirint offers a fortnightly liner service from Rotterdam and Bilbao to the Antilles, Cuba, and Canada, and a semi-liner service from China to the Caribbean. Nirint has a distinctive advantage because it considers transport by sea to be the most valuable and profitable link in the production chain. Find out more about Nirint

Job description

Is adaptability one of your strengths, and are you flexible and proactive in your work approach? Working as a team is essential in the dynamic world of shipping, demanding an open attitude and, most of all, an honest approach. 

Nirint is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join its Operations Team. In this fulltime, combined role of Port Captain and Operator, you are mainly responsible for the preparation, coordination and physical follow-up of shipping operations in the ports.

You will also be required to monitor the shipping schedules and administrative processes involved in running a (semi-)liner service. In short: this role offers daily involvement in various interesting aspects of shipping. 


  • Post-fixture activities (follow-up of cargo fixtures)
  • Drawing up of stowage/lashing plans
  • Harmonisation of loading operations with stevedores and lashing companies.
  • Keeping track of ship positions and keeping the agents informed of the shipping schedules
  • Checking the ship’s reports
  • Dispatch of ETA notices to agents and customers
  • Inspection of the cargo’s seaworthiness
  • Administrative tasks related to Operations

You have 

  • Ambition, courage, perseverance and persuasive power 
  • Postgraduate maritime and/or logistics qualifications
  • Experience at sea (preferred)
  • Excellent proficiency in both Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
  • Good knowledge of Excel/Office applications
  • The willingness to undergo a possible assessment
  • The willingness to learn and train

Nirint offers

  • A small shipping company that puts a lot of time into your training and development
  • A competitive salary 
  • The opportunity to progress
  • The opportunity to travel abroad eventually 

Does the description above speak to you? Fill out the form, or send your cover letter and CV to: recruitment@nirint.com

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