Marine Information Officer

Competitive Salary
06 Feb 2017
06 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Marine Information Officer

Full time, Permanent contract

Location – Hull initially (moving to Grimsby in July 2017)

Competitive Salary + Benefits

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s busiest port and Southampton, the UK’s leading export port and number one for cars and cruise. The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship's agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.

In 2015 ABP and its customers handled 92 million tonnes of cargo. Together with our customers, we support 84,000 jobs and contribute £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year.

With the support of our customers, ABP’s Ports on the Humber contribute £2.2 billion to the UK economy every year, with the Humber ports supporting 33,000 jobs and together handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo.

As well as containers, ferry travel and roro, Hull specialises in handling forest products and a range of bulk commodities, while BP has a strong presence in the chemical market. Hull is also home to the UK's first fully-enclosed cargo-handling facility for weather-sensitive cargoes such as steel.

Grimsby is the UK's major car import terminal and is at the forefront in serving the developing offshore wind energy industry. Grimsby River Terminal can accommodate vessels carrying up to 3,000 vehicles and the port handles more than 500,000 vehicles each year as both imports and exports.

The Role

The Marine Information Officer will be required to accurately input information into the Port and Vessel information database and ensure the timely allocation of Pilots to vessels and the efficient use of transportation to achieve this.

The post holder will also be required to assist the Humber Estuary Services team in putting our customers first, creating a great place to work and continually improving the operations and services we provide by working safely, compliantly and sustainably. 


  • Creation and input of vessel data into a computerised information system received via phone, email  and fax
  • Liaising with agents, Vessel Masters, Pilots and Vessel Traffic Services Operators
  • Ensure that Port and Vessel information database is updated with accurate and timely information
  • Liaise with and allocate Pilots to vessels and organise their efficient transportation to and from their appointed jobs
  • Collate and disseminate information to all river-users acting as a link between the vessels and those concerned with their movements within the estuary and the ports connected with the Humber, in particular the requirements of the various dock masters, wharf operators and shipping agents
  • Compile and disseminate various reports and statistics appertaining to events and incidents in the VTS area
  • Assist in Emergencies and Incidents, as required, by the Assistant Harbour Master in  Vessel Traffic Services  
  • Have a proactive approach towards the 6 strategic pillars and be proactive in putting customers first, creating a great workplace, working safely and sustainably, continual improvement, providing effective infrastructure and being good neighbours

Skills and Experience


  • Excellent I.T. skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office Suite
  • Strong and confident communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure within a team
  • Willingness to undertake 24/7 shift pattern
  • Full clean UK driving licence


  • Marine background and knowledge of the River Humber area including the River Trent and Ouse would be an advantage but is not essential

Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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