Shipping and Energy News Reporter

ENGINE seeks an agile and ambitious reporter to cover global shipping, energy and bunkering markets.

For a senior journalist this is an exciting opportunity to join a small team covering the whole world. You will get unique insights into the drastic changes we are witnessing in global energy markets, as the world recovers from the pandemic, and as the global fleet plans for upcoming decarbonisation targets. You will join a team that is working to make opaque bunker fuel markets more transparent through hard news stories and analysis. The position will be based in India, either working from our Mumbai office or remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Report news stories on the shipping industry and global energy markets
  • Develop good rapport with contacts to gather and report accurate and unique content
  • Write factually correct and succinct news stories about global bunker fuel markets
  • Report stories from press releases, webinars and events in the global energy and shipping industries
  • Write scheduled and off-diary stories for ENGINE’s newsfeed and social media pages
  • Conduct interviews with bunker and shipping industry experts
  • Meet rolling deadlines and file grammatically sound and clean copy
  • Structure and maintain spreadsheets to compare bunker fuel prices and other relevant info to write up stories from
  • Spot trends in bunker fuel pricing, quality, supply and demand
  • Back up news articles and other content with notes
  • Dig up and pitch stories, and communicate effectively with the rest of the ENGINE team

Experience

  • A university graduate with a strong degree or diploma in journalism, energy or shipping
  • 2-5 years of experience from a news media outlet, preferably an internationally focused newsroom or publication
  • Know how to find interesting story angles and write up articles based on press releases and interviews
  • Be able to gather information from various sources and combine it into clear and succinct news stories

Key skills

  • Excellent English proficiency and writing ability
  • Ability to meet deadlines given during fast-paced news days
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Numerical literacy
  • Integrity and accuracy
  • Ability to work with teammates to solve problems
  • Analytical and computing skills

About ENGINE

ENGINE is revolutionising marine fuel information. Since its launch last year, ENGINE has grown into a market-leading platform for people to access information about marine fuels. The platform is constantly pushing boundaries in a notoriously opaque market. For decades marine fuel buyers have been in the dark, trying to catch up with scattered and transient information from ports around the world. ENGINE brings shipowners together for more transparency in the bunker market.

Shipping and Energy News Assistant Editor

ENGINE seeks an experienced and ambitious assistant editor to cover global shipping, energy and bunkering markets.

For a senior journalist this is an exciting opportunity to join a small team covering the whole world. You will get unique insights into the drastic changes we are witnessing in global energy markets, as the world recovers from the pandemic, and as the global fleet plans for upcoming decarbonisation targets. You will join a team that is working to make opaque bunker fuel markets more transparent through hard news stories and analysis. The position will be based in India, either working from our Mumbai office or remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate news production with a growing team across India and London
  • Edit, factcheck and cross reference pieces from other reporters in the team
  • Generate ideas for how to improve and move the news coverage forward
  • Develop good rapport with contacts to gather and report accurate and unique content
  • Write factually correct and succinct news stories from the shipping industry and global energy markets
  • Report stories from press releases, webinars and events in the global energy and shipping industries
  • Write scheduled and off-diary stories for ENGINE’s newsfeed and social media pages
  • Conduct interviews with bunker and shipping industry experts
  • Meet rolling deadlines and file grammatically sound and clean copy
  • Structure and maintain spreadsheets to compare bunker fuel prices and other relevant info to write up stories from
  • Spot trends in bunker fuel pricing, quality, supply and demand
  • Back up news articles and other content with notes
  • Dig up and pitch stories, and communicate effectively with the rest of the ENGINE team

Experience

  • A university graduate with a strong degree or diploma in journalism, energy or shipping
  • At least 3 years of experience from a news media outlet, preferably an internationally focused newsroom or publication
  • Know how to find interesting story angles and write up articles based on press releases and interviews
  • Be able to gather information from various sources and combine it into clear and succinct news stories

Key skills

  • Excellent English proficiency and writing ability
  • Ability to meet deadlines given during fast-paced news days
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Numerical literacy
  • Integrity and accuracy
  • Ability to work with teammates to solve problems
  • Analytical and computing skills

About ENGINE

ENGINE is revolutionising marine fuel information. Since its launch last year, ENGINE has grown into a market-leading platform for people to access information about marine fuels. The platform is constantly pushing boundaries in a notoriously opaque market. For decades marine fuel buyers have been in the dark, trying to catch up with scattered and transient information from ports around the world. ENGINE brings shipowners together for more transparency in the bunker market.

Vessel Operator (Houston)

Organisation profile: The Navig8 Group is the world’s largest independent commercial management company, commercially managing a fleet of approximately 130 vessels that operate in distinct pools (tanker and chemicals). ​This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the ship operations team.

As a ship owner and operator, Navig8’s activities span the shipping value chain, with its core expertise being in the oil products/Easy Chemicals sector. It actively trades a time-chartered fleet, owns and invests in tonnage, commercially and technically manages owned/controlled and third-party vessels, acts as exclusive cargo broker for traders, and trades in the freight derivatives market. ​

This role offers an excellent opportunity for someone to join a dynamic and experienced global ship operations team, where they will gain exposure to different types of vessels sizes and trade.

Core purpose of the role: To co-ordinate the day to day operational activities of voyage and time chartered tankers.

Responsibilities: Handle all aspects of ship operations which includes: –

  • Ensure compliance with agreed charter-party terms, and relevant international regulations;
  • Oversee agency appointments;
  • Communicate with internal and external counterparts for example Charterers, Brokers, Vessel Masters, Shipping Agents, Port Captains, Surveyors, Vessel Technical Managers;
  • Work with Charters to provide pre-fixture information for example vessel stowage, tank cleaning plans and bunker planning;
  • Handle Letters of Indemnity;
  • Liaise with owners regarding oil major approvals;
  • Operate the vessel throughout their voyages proactively highlighting or solving issues as they arise.
  • Monitor (voyage P+L) throughout the duration of the voyage, which gets reports daily;
  • Handle Tanker Bill of Lading, i.e. issuance and collection of B/L, to obtain LOI from charterer/broker through commercial channels and instruct cargo release order for concerned parties in accordance with Charter Party provisions;
  • Manage the filing of the vessel’s documents, i.e. notice of readiness, cargo operation log & time sheet, ullage report, protest letter etc.;
  • Update the vessel’s itinerary for charterer/broker in accordance with Charter Party provisions;
  • ​Liaise with payments team to issue freight invoices, deviation/Heatup claims along with supporting documents;​

​Skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years shore-based tanker operator experience in either dirty, clean (including easy chems);
  • Sound commercial awareness, knowledge of different charter parties an advantage.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of Operations systems like IMOS an advantage

Legal Executive (London)

Organisation profile:    

Navig8 Group is the world’s largest independently owned ship management and logistics service provider.

Purpose of the role:

This is a broad in-house role which will involve a wide variety of transactional legal work.  At its core, the role will involve paralegal assistance for the Group’s legal team in relation to:

  • The Group’s commercial shipping activities such as pool agreements, time charters and profit share agreements.
  • The Group’s vessel acquisition and ship finance activities.
  • The Group’s M&A, investment and joint venture activities.
  • Company secretarial matters including know your customer compliance.

Experience required:

  • Minimum 2 years’ paralegal experience gained in the finance or corporate department of a large city law firm.
  • Strong attention to detail and good organisational skills.
  • Willingness to adapt, learn about new areas and develop new skills on the job.
  • Excellent team player and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and confidence to work under pressure and in a fast paced, commercial environment.

Legal Counsel (London)

Organisation profile:    

Established in 2007 the Navig8 Group is the world’s largest independent shipping pool and commercial management company. Operating in 13 hubs across four continents, Navig8 is a fully integrated provider of shipping management services as well as an owner, operator and active charterer.

With an entrepreneurial spirit at our core, we have grown our fleet to be one of the most diverse in the world with pools spanning the clean and dirty tanker and chemical sectors. Our intention is to answer our customers’ highly diverse shipping needs with flexibility, diversity and an unrivalled transportation platform. Over time, this has enabled us to create a leading network of relationships with major oil companies and commodities traders and a global lead across markets.

The Group contains Integr8 fuels, one of the world’s leading fuel management providers and bunker traders and also has a long track record in asset management and partnership with external shipping investors.

Purpose of the Legal Counsel role: 

This is a broad in-house role within a fast-growing shipping group. Joining their existing team in London you will be involved in a wide variety of transactional work.  At its core, the role will involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial documents in relation to all of the Group’s activities.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Assistance on corporate finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan and security agreements for the financing or refinancing of vessel acquisitions, including sale and leaseback transactions, and vessel delivery arrangements
  • Assisting with the documentation for the other financing arrangements of the Group which include receivables facilities and bond issuances.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating shipping related commercial agreements such as pool agreements, charter parties, shipbuilding contracts, vessel sale and purchase agreements, commercial management agreements and bunker supply contracts as well as other miscellaneous general commercial contracts entered into by the group;
  • Assistance on company secretarial and other corporate matters, including kyc;
  • Proactive responsibility for updating and amending template documentation for the Navig8 Group and standard terms with Navig8’s biggest freight customers

Skills and experience

  • You should be a UK qualified lawyer from NQ to 3years’ post qualification experience in corporate finance and/or ship finance gained in private practice. Candidates who have general commercial shipping experience, in particular acting for ship owners and operators will be preferred but this is not essential as extensive on-the-job training will be given.
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating corporate finance documentation (particularly joint ventures) and/or shipping finance documents.
  • Some knowledge of commercial shipping contracts such as time charter parties, shipbuilding contracts and pool agreements.
  • Adaptability and willingness to undertake work in new practice areas.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent project execution and management skills.
  • Confidence to provide advice in a fast paced, commercial environment.
  • Strong commercial awareness.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic, in-house shipping companies in the world.  The team is supportive, and the role is based in their contemporary offices in Victoria.  The team is large for a company of its size and the successful candidate will benefit from guidance and supervision from a team of experienced lawyers and be exposed to a wide range of interesting work. 

Commercial Analyst (Singapore)

Analytical role where the individual will enter as part of the analyst team, supporting management reporting, analysis and development of Navig8’s Pool Management Business. The individual will gain exposure to all divisions of the group, including Analysis/Research, Operations, Chartering, Ship Finance, Vessel Performance and is a good opportunity to progress.

 

Education and Experience

Either one of the following:

  • 1 minimum analytical degree (maths, sciences, economics, finance, engineering, etc…)
  • 1 minimum maritime/shipping/oil & energy related degree
  • 2 years’ experience in any analytical role

Responsibilities

  • Reporting
    • Preparing weekly/monthly market commentaries for existing clients
    • Preparing monthly/quarterly vessel earning reports for existing clients
    • Creating/maintaining internal reports for Operators/Charterers/Management
  • Interaction with current/prospective clients
    • Evaluating prospective pool vessels
    • Preparing presentations for current/prospective clients
    • Assist in relationship maintenance by interacting with Investors/Partners/Ship Owners
  • Databases/BI Software
    • Keeping databases/dashboards up to date
    • Visualising information through Business Intelligence Software
    • Compiling competitor and benchmark results and analysing earning releases
  • Other
    • Market Research
    • Running fleet PnL results
    • Analysing vessel performance
    • Ad-hoc analysis across all sectors improving Group productivity

 

Skills and experience

  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Performs well under pressure and in time constrained situations
  • Keen interest in shipping and oil sector
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Business Intelligence Software and Database experience desirable