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14. April 2021
04. May 2021


Are you eager to test and develop your skills in an international company where innovative measures are taken in order to help ensure a greener future? Do you have a flair for numbers and a meticulous and structured approach? Then this is an opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in the maritime industry.
We offer
In a newly established position as Student Assistant in our Laytime function you will be an integrated member of the team and contribute to a broad spectrum of tasks.
Laytime is a smaller team of 2 employees within the commercial Operations department. Laytime is globally responsible for laytime calculation, issuing, negotiating, and collecting demurrage and balance freight payments for the company’s fleet as well as clause and contract interpretations, all in close cooperation with the Chartering and Operations departments in an energetic environment.
You will gain experience with different aspects of shipping and you will expand your network internally with highly professional and dedicated colleagues as well as more broadly within the industry.
Furthermore you will:

  • Assist with daily laytime claims handling
  • Get the opportunity to become involved in managing ships’ performance claims, which also forms part of the team’s duties
  • Do preparation, follow-up and recovery of outstanding amounts
  • Assist with contract interpretation and contract optimization
  • Help prepare internal reports and set operational performance targets
  • Participate in customer meetings
  • Contribute with suggestions for developing and improving relationships with our customers

”As a Student Assistant in Ultrabulk you get the opportunity to apply theory to practice and create an overview of the international shipping industry from different perspectives. I started my career in Ultrabulk during my studies and got responsibility and challenges from day one. Today I work in Chartering with the world as my playground and I still learn something new every single day“, says Assistant Chartering, Thea Bagger.
To succeed in the job
While still studying for your bachelor’s degree in International Shipping and Trade, business administration, economics or other relevant education you simply can’t wait to get your hands even deeper into the operational part of shipping.
You see yourself thriving in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and you have an appetite for constantly acquiring new knowledge and competencies.
The work environment is very important to us so the right candidate will be one who can contribute to a positive social atmosphere in Ultrabulk.
We expect that you have/are:

  • Detail-oriented and a problem-solver
  • A proactive team player that takes initiative
  • An interest in maritime law
  • A passion for numbers and IT that allows you to quickly acquire new skills in these fields
  • Preference for working in a structured way with established standards, processes and systems that ensures efficiency and quality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Fluent in oral and written English as this is our corporate language

"The role gives you a great opportunity to use your knowledge from your studies in an international company. You will be part of a dynamic and exciting department, working with employees of different cultural and professional backgrounds. We are currently focusing on establishing a strong community within our group of student assistants and trainees with both social and professional activities”, says Head of HR Carina Cappelen.
We offer a flexible working week of a maximum of 20 hours with more hours required during holiday periods. Furthermore, we believe in freedom and flexibility under responsibility so the office hours can be adjusted to accommodate your school schedule and exam periods.
In Ultrabulk we are convinced that a good working environment requires a good social environment across departments and companies. This means that as an employee you have the opportunity to join a running club, participate in the DHL run, join the Friday breakfast or take part in some of the other social events planned throughout the year. In addition to this we also offer health insurance, a discount agreement with SATS and an in-house massage agreement.
For further information about the position, please contact HR (+45) 3997 0400/hr@ultranav.dk.
Please submit your application and CV via the “apply now” button below as soon as possible and no later than Sunday, 25 April. However, don’t wait until the deadline as applications are evaluated continuously and interviews will take place as soon as possible. Only applications uploaded digitally will be taken into consideration; we do not accept applications sent via e-mail. Your application will be treated with confidence and our reply will be sent to the e-mail address you have registered in our recruitment system.
Ultrabulk A/S is a globally recognised dry bulk shipowner and operator, servicing customers in the MPP/Parcel, Handysize, Supramax and Panamax segments. Ultrabulk is among the 100 largest companies in Denmark and operates a fleet of 130 to 165 vessels managed by a professional team, strategically located at 7 offices worldwide (Copenhagen, Cape Town, Singapore, Sydney, Stamford (CT), Santiago and Rio de Janeiro).
The shipping industry is deeply focused on lifting its climate responsibility, and in Ultrabulk it is at the top of our agenda to push for a greener future. We are committed to reduce our emissions with 40% per cargo tons-mile by 2030, and to reach that goal we have to continue to innovate, collect and analyse data, invest in equipment and systems as well as raise general awareness both ashore and at sea.

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