Senior Chartering Broker

Location: Fednav - Montreal, Canada (Head Office)
Job Code: 249
# of openings: 1







Fednav, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest ocean-going ship owning and chartering group in Canada engaged in ocean transportation of mainly bulk cargoes on a worldwide basis.  With close to 75 years of experience and expertise, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.


Honesty, integrity, and a respect toward community and environment define our values.



Reporting to the Chartering Manager, we are currently seeking a Senior Chartering Broker responsible to effectively manage existing COAs, their cargo commitments and the corresponding customer relationships.  To develop new clients, spot fixtures and COAs as well as coordinate closely with Operations & Shipowning Department, as well as others internally.




  • Develop customer relationships, book cargoes and coordinate nominations
  • Rate business and negotiate fixtures using available tools and in coordination with other trade route teams and the time-charter group
  • Monitor forward fleet scheduling
  • Ensure accuracy of production of estimates & fixture notes
  • Ensure proper briefing of Operations staff and smooth execution of voyage, monitor voyage progress, foresee problems & react accordingly.
  • Peruse daily messages, develop/maintain relationships with brokers and customers and identify workable cargoes/ships
  • Estimate the voyage returns, negotiate, fix and conclude the charter- party terms
  • Review voyage results and provide feedback on voyage performance




The ideal candidate has:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a chartering broker and/or vessel operator in the dry-cargo industry. 
  • University degree in business administration, finance or any relevant field
  • Fixing ships and post voyage analysis knowledge Must have detailed knowledge of dry-cargo market
  • Financial acumen - aptitude to manipulate numbers
  • Ability to develop new business opportunities and superior negotiation skills
  • Excellent in relationship-building and communication skills
  • Ambitious, self-starter, confident in his/her abilities, outgoing in nature
  • Fluent knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Shipping related software knowledge, an asset
  • The ability to work outside of regular business working hours


We are working exclusively with a recruitment firm on this mandate. Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter directly to Caroline Horsley with Greenwave Recruitment at



The Fednav Group offers a competitive total compensation package. Fednav is an equal opportunity employer.


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