5 Feb 2019

Permanent PLANNER

West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) – Posted by WorkBerryAnywhere

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Job Description



Job Location

Onne, Nigeria


West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is one of the first green field container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public private partnership. WACT is located in Onne port (some 30kms from Port-Harcourt) in Rivers State. We have been successfully connecting East, North, West Central Nigeria and Rivers state to the world. This has been possible through top-quality services, cordial business relations with customers, regular interaction with stakeholders, human resource development, modern handling equipment and superior e-commerce capabilities.

Our core values are centered around our people, consisting of both local and global employees.

We offer a robust career framework with potential opportunities to fulfill individual career aspirations for both individual and team development and growth.

We offer

A wide range of national and international career opportunities.
Opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic environment acquiring skills, knowledge and exposure to a service provider set up and general exposure to terminal operations.

Key responsibilities

This position is within the OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

. Control yard space allocation by service, nominated vessel, POD, equipment type, special handling (i.e. hazardous, out-of-gauge, temperature controlled etc.) for empty and loaded equipment.
. Monitor and fine-tune the terminal operating system in order to ensure that yard planning is satisfactory and meets the strategy requirements.
. Prepare the ‘yard work plan’ on a daily basis and communicate to relevant persons where the equipment has to be located.
. Prepare the work flow related to housekeeping, empty movement, corrections etc.
. Report on a weekly basis to the Yard Strategist on the status of production, yard density, equipment utilization and strategy/allocation changes.
. Nominate empty equipment for shipment as directed by the concerned shipping line.
. Interact and communicate with vessel operators to ensure that berthing requests, production and productivity requirements are handled in a professional and efficient manner. Monitoring progress of operations and adjusting labor orders as needed.
. Create a master-berthing plan with ideal vessel placement positions.
. Forecast requirements based on input from the entire planning department regarding expected rates of production, planned gang deployment, current yard situation and connection requirements.
. Maintain service rotation and vessel call information in the terminal operating software

We are looking for

. B.Sc or its equivalent with good grades
. At least two or more years’ experience in container terminal operations environment.
. A prominent level of planning and organizational skills.
. In depth knowledge of berthing ships, control and traffic of vessel movements, re-berthing positioning of vessels, and marine berth handlings.
. In depth knowledge of planning manpower & equipment and in-depth knowledge of berth planning process, yard lay-out and operating techniques.
. Ability to anticipate and manage problems.
. Understands safety regulations, safe working procedures and safe materials handling procedures


At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace. APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries – Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

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Job Types: Permanent.

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