S5 Agency World

Ships Agent - Amsterdam

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Active since 10-05-2018 Job category Maritime
Location Amsterdam Level Professional
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 38 - 0 Salary N.O.T.K.
Working @ S5 - Work hard, play hard!

At S5, we don’t expect our customers to settle for second-best and you shouldn’t either. Like you, we have great ambitions: to become the world’s leading shipping agency service. Challenging for sure, and hard work but also interesting, dynamic, satisfying and definitely fun. Always with our corporate values as a solid foundation, of course.

Our no-nonsense approach is to-the-point and clear, hands-on and can-do. From communicating with worldwide customers to having a nest of poisonous spiders removed from a shipment - never a dull moment! Fortunately, you always have your colleagues to fall back on who are dedicated professionals like yourself. Independent team players who together want to make a difference to our customers and help improve our shipping industry.

We are open to any innovation or change which might benefit our customers. If you see a new opportunity, we will encourage you to seize it. We will also encourage you to grow along with us, with plenty of career opportunities and a strong focus on professional training.

From day one, you are an integral part of our team, both inside and outside the office. More than anything we need team spirit to realise our international ambitions. We aim to become the best because only the best will do!

Discovering new opportunities?

S5, based in Amsterdam, is looking for a:

Ships Agent

Role description:
Your responsibility is to ensure that all ship-proceedings in the ports are handled and executed in a controlled manner.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordination between Customer, Vessel, Port Authorities, Service Companies other related parties;
  • Arranging Entry and Departure of vessels through the many Terminals in and around Amsterdam in a safe, timely and cost effective manner;
  • Completion of all regulatory Documentation for Customs, Immigration and Port Authorities;
  • Compiling Port Call documentation and Statement of Facts;
  • Complying with internal KPI’s;
  • Responsible for coordinating Operational and Husbandry service providers;
  • Monitoring financial processes such as credit monitoring, checking invoices and issuing Port call quotations;
  • Correspondence with port/shipping companies.

This vacancy is open to strengthen our team in Amsterdam.


  • Flexible;
  • Independent;
  • Stress resistant;
  • Team player;
  • Competent;
  • No 9-to-5 mentality;
  • Meets our core values: Service, Innovation, Integrity and No-Nonsense.


  • Completed education on an intermediate vocational level, preferably related to shipping;
  • Previous experience as a Ships Agent;
  • Have good communicative skills and good knowledge of English & Dutch, both spoken and written.

Our offer:
S5 offers a challenging job with good opportunities to develop yourself within a growing international and professional environment.

Salary and other benefits:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • Company car and mobile phone.

Yes, I want this job:

We invite you to apply! Please send us your CV and cover letter. Let us know why you want to work for S5 and why you think you are suitable for this position. Do you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department at (+31) 10 506 2000.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Maritime
Industry / Industries Logistics & Supply Chain
Region Noord-Holland
Keywords shipping, maritime, maritiem, scheepvaart, operator, waterklerk, boarding clerk, ships agent, agency, shipping agency, Amsterdam, logistics

Contact information

Name Sophia Griffioen