Cargo Operations Superintendent

Location: Jacksonville

Company: TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: September 30, 2020

Company Description: From humble beginnings in 1985 as a two tug-and-barge operation, to introducing the world’s first LNG-powered containerships, TOTE Maritime’s commitment to the people of Puerto Rico has never wavered. Offering twice-weekly scheduled sailings from the Port of Jacksonville to San Juan Puerto Rico, plus service to St. Thomas. Our employees embody commitment, dedication and teamwork. Whether you are looking for a shipboard position or career that keeps your feet on the ground in Puerto Rico, Florida or our U.S. Virgin Island terminals - TOTE Maritime offers a competitive compensation package and an environment that supports your career development, recognizes your achievements and has a keen respect for work-life balance.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

The Cargo Operations Superintendent provides direct support to the safe, efficient, and cost-effective operation of stowing, discharging, and loading of TOTE Maritime chartered vessels.

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  1. Provide direct support to all aspects of cargo operations and required elements of vessel operations and vessel port calls.
  2. Report activity to Cargo Operations Manager and otherwise assist as needed.
  3. Support the Safety Program and assist with investigations of port and stevedoring recordable and lost time incidents.
  4. Coordinate all elements related to vessel arrivals and departures. This includes berth requests, line handlers, and cargo operations at any port as required.
  5. Provide appropriate vessel arrival and departure notifications.
  6. Attend vessel primarily during Jacksonville port calls and coordinate shoreside marine services as required.
  7. Coordinate cargo and vessel activities with Ship’s Crew, Stevedores, Terminal Operations Team and Port Engineers.
  8. Perform and monitor vessel stability, stress, and trim calculations, prior to, during, and at completion of operations for port calls, primarily in Jacksonville.
  9. Verify that hazardous cargo stowed on the vessel is properly segregated as per the ships hazardous requirements.
  10. Assist in managing livestock operations, heavy lift, cargo securing, bulk fructose operations, and LNG bunkering as required.
  11. Develop, maintain, and modify vessel stowage documents, and vessel utilization reports for port calls under direction of Cargo Operations Manager.
  12. Provide final cargo lists and reports for each vessel port call.
  13. Maintain vessel schedules and take corrective action to limit the vessel delays in port.
  14. Assist in contributing to the Continuous Improvement Program and key initiatives regarding cargo operations.
  15. Adhere to the Integrated Management System that covers Quality, Environmental, and Safety ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certificates.
  16. Ensure actions are in accordance with Company Policies.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Administer, update, and code invoices and any financial reports.
  2. Assist Terminal Team with any cargo transfers at the yard.
  3. Administer and prepare the vessel clearance with US Customs.
  4. Full operational capability regarding use of Mainsail 10 and Spinnaker software.
  5. Support cargo lashing inventories and inspections for TOTE chartered vessels.
  6. Assist Company in producing quotes for not in container cargo (terminal and stevedoring).
  7. Assists the Company in any necessary duties to achieve Company goals.
  8. Participate/ lead process improvement projects relating to terminal and cargo operations.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned, unless in conflict with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



• Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Senior Management, groups of managers, clients, customers and general public.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits.
• Ability to interpret variety of instructions furnished in written oral & schedule form.
• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.


• Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field or equivalent combination of education / experience required
• Five(5) years’ experience in marine transportation industry is required, with an understanding of vessel liner service, breakbulk, containership, intermodal transportation, and/ or cargo loading.
• Container Operations experience including ship stability and cargo loading, planning, & related software program skills required.
• Cargo Max, Mainsail 10, Spinnaker, Traffic Control experience preferred.
• Hazardous certified and VSO/ FSO, CTL/ CLTD, CPE designation preferred.
• Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, or other process improvement training beneficial Sea going experience as a USCG licensed Deck Officer is beneficial.