Vessel Boarding Agent

New Orleans, LA
May 09, 2017
May 25, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Vessel Boarding Agent-NEW01206 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


This position is expected to lead to other opportunities within Nova and Cargill including coordination, dispatching, stevedoring, supervision and management level positions.

25% Communicate/update owners, terminals, charterers, vessel, and govt. entities of vessel activities and need

25% Maintain proper documentation including statement of facts. Attend to husbandry and service requests by the vessel while in port. Prepare all required govt. forms for entrance/clearance of vessel, cargo and crew.

10% Make necessary arrangements for all vessel operations while in port (set up Pilots, Tugs, Launches, Lines, etc.)

30% Attend various inspections upon arrival (USCG, USDA, NCB,) after shifting, and at sailing. File berth applications, notices of readiness and other required documentation timely and accurately.

10% Perform ad hoc duties, special projects, assignments personal career development and training activities.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)



  • 2-year Associate degree or 6 months minimum Maritime related experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Safely work long, varied hours including nights/weekends/holidays while producing accurate documentation.

  • Must be willing and able to safely climb ladders and vessel gangways.

  • Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and maintain an operational driver's license.


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree

  • Maritime College degree

  • Two-year agency experience.

  • Experience working weekends, holidays and long, irregular hours.

  • Experience working in a marine environment.

  • Demonstrated communication skills (written and verbal,) and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and multiple priorities appropriately

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

Primary Location US-LA-New Orleans

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job