Maersk Line recruits 01 Planning Superintendent

Maersk Line recruits 01 Planning Superintendent

Maersk Line

Lagos, Nigeria
Transports et logistique

Planning Superintendent

NG – Lagos


• We have a vision larger than the ocean: to be a true integrator of container logistics connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chain. We count on our people to make it happen.

We’re taking a big step on this journey, carrying out a vital mission: support our employees, so they can best support our customers.

Under the guidance of the Shift Manager, this position will supervise the planning team, ensure subordinates perform their jobs efficiently and in a timely manner.

The Incumbent will lay emphasis on the operations of the vessel, yard and rail/gate, and will also ensure effective and timely coordination of the various activities which will contribute to the achievement of the targeted Terminal productivity.

What We Offer

We offer you exciting career opportunities with an international reach to further expand your experience through our diversity-focused and award-winning talent development initiatives.

Energizing and pioneering, this is also an environment that keeps you motivated. You’ll be joining a values-led, genuinely diverse, and talented team that is passionate about being there for employees, and for each other. We strive to deliver the right environment for the right people while fostering a culture of fairness, mutual respect, responsibility, and care for our business and our customers.

We have a competitive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees. Our talent policies are recognized world-wide as one of the best in the industry and we continue to look for new ways to invest in our people through ongoing personal and professional development initiatives.

We value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job. We’re proud of that and we see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.


Manage, motivate and instruct planning team members

Structure tasks and goals, and establish efficient courses of action, set priorities, organize information and resources, efficiently execute daily tasks with considerations for high productivity through the effective allocation and utilization of task to planning staff. Always attend ongoing operations and be accessible via radio.

At the time of shift change/commencing operation check if hot-seat shift change taken place in Control room effectively and all POW commence operation.

Assure deployments and utilization of gang and equipment.

Verify crane programs prepared by vessel planner and rearrange if required to improve performance or utilization of quay and yard equipment.

Verify yard allocations made by yard planner to ensure maximum use of yard space and equipment.

Monitor gate traffic and advice to rearrange allocations if required.

Monitor the deployment of equipment for coming hours and supervise to rearrange equipment deployment and crane or containers plan if required.

Assure upcoming vessel plan and recourse plan, coordinate with berth planner and cargo controller if any amendment required.

Ensure vessel plan is approved/prepared considering stack weight, height limitation, special stow, IMDG segregation and other stowage conflict on berthed/upcoming vessels.

Closely monitor vessel, barge, rail, gate and landside operation, troubleshoot as and when required by coordinating controllers.

Look for an opportunity to perform duel and twin operation and coordinate with planner to utilize it.

Assure IMDG segregation is maintained in yard/vessel according IMDG stacking standards.

Liaise with shipping lines for vessel plan and changes.

Maintains continuity of planning process by administrating records in shift log & ensures handing over to the incoming shift.

Guide and monitor Controllers and planners performance and activities intervene as and when required.

Monitor lookahead in TOS to prearrange 

Reports system outage to System Administrator and in logbook.

Reports container leakage to shipping lines, documentation, customer service, billing and property/insurance controller.

Communication and coordination with shipping lines.

Review all activities in time to time and to coordinate with controllers and planners to improve efficiency and performance.

Act in place of control room in charge in shift and to assist shift manager as and when required.

Reports malfunctioning of reefers to shipping lines and follow-up further requirements.

Ensures adherence to procedures during exceptions.

Maintain cleanliness of the office.

Performs any other tasks assigned by superior to improve terminal efficiency and performance.


Direct reports:

Vessel Planner


Yard Planner

The position reports to Shift Manager functionally.

The scope of the position is primarily local/domestic.



Staff in Operations & Engineering at various levels

Nature of contact is primarily share

Vessel master chief officer

Shipping lines / agent

Port Authority (Harbour Master)

Nature of contact is primarily shared to achieve common objectives


High school diploma plus a college degree in Logistics, Operations Management, or related discipline. 

3 years of previous experience in the port execution operations or planning

5 years of previous leadership experience involving on the planning or administrative sector managing large amount of workers

Good knowledge of vessel & yard planning. Overall knowledge of terminal operation

Requires good verbal and written communications skills in English and the local language.

Has familiarity with the strict implementation of procedure, process and best practices in planning command centre, stevedoring and terminal operations.

Requires good interpersonal skills to interact across section of the company’s departments, at all levels, and with customers.


Lean Knowledge

Problem Solver mindset


Build Effective Teams

Conflict Management


In this position the incumbent will have a variety of learning opportunities to increment and acquire skills and knowledge in the following areas:

Broad in-depth exposure to terminal operations & technical areas

The incumbent can decide to grow in multiple paths upwards, sideways and downwards in the organization such as but not limited

Terminal Supervisor in other operational function, Shift Manager, Planning Manager

KPI and Target

Shift vessel GMPH, BMPH & Moves

Shift Yard equipment performance and idle time

Number of Gate transaction and truck turnaround time

Ratio of twin lift and dual cycling operation in shift

Barge operation efficiency and moves in shift.

Informations supplémentaires

Ref. R47268

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!POSTULER

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