Ocean Network Express

Analyst, Stowage Planning

Location:  USA - Richmond
Company Name:  Ocean Network Express (North America) Inc.

Job Family:

Marine Operations

Job Title:

Analyst, Stowage Planning

Role Summary:

Responsible for vessels safe and efficient Stowage Planning and Special Cargo handling in North America.

Strategy implementation and optimization

  • Execute and enhance operational strategies for own-operated vessels based on company policy and Planners Manager’s directions.
  • Ensure operates safe, cost-efficient and competitive service.
  • Participate in regular performance review meetings with vessel planners and operators.

Additional Responsibilities:

Vessel Operations and Marine Safety

  • Based on policy and directions of company, assist Stowage Planning team, ensure safety standards are maintained
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with Partners, terminals and local Country Organizations to find the best balance between cost efficiency and service quality.
  • Coordinate with internal space management equipment control, and vessel close teams to maximize the vessel space utilization while optimizing the operational efficiency/minimizing operation expenses.
  • Responsible to, and acting on behalf of, the Master for the safe and efficient operation of container vessels, including the stowage of dangerous goods and un-containerized cargo, ensuring compliance with all relevant national, international and company regulations
  • Instruct and liaise with terminals and master to optimize vessel stowage and ensure vessel is able to lift maximum cargo volume, with minimum operational expenses.
  • Report operational cost related to stowage planning.
  • Liaise with other consortia members with regard to allocations, special cargo, etc. for own vessels.
  • Prepare RDR and other operational reports as required.
  • Alerts the Operations team of any stowage issues that may affect turnaround time of vessel.
  • Participate in the regular operations review meetings if requested.
  • Advise other departments on technical matters, i.e. heavy lifts, OOG cargo, damage prevention.
  • Cargo accident/stevedore damage handling.
  • Conduct operational capacity studies as requested by company.
  • Approve special cargo on own vessels and own bookings on other lines vessels with GSCM (Hong Kong).
  • Visit terminals and vessels as requested.

Cost Control / Management Plan

  • Implement measures to reduce costs
  • Support Budget control.
  • Monitor KPIs for internal and external stakeholders.


  • Ensure that all transactions in relation to stowage planning and marine safety are fully compliant with company rules and international/local regulations.
  • Organize an efficient archive of relevant documents and data

Core Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to evaluate data, analyze, and problem solve
  • Responsive, dependable, and follows through
  • Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills

Function-Specific Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to forge working relationships both internally and with external vendors at all levels.
  • Analytical and methodical.
  • Ability to work within a team.

Required Minimum Years Experience:

2+ industry or analytical related

Required Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred




Ocean Network Express provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Ocean Network Express, we strive toward high-level results for all our employees and pride ourselves on identifying opportunities for internal movement and advancement of proven talent. If you’re interested in a career in the global transportation industry and are looking for growth and advancement opportunities, we encourage you to apply. We enjoy meeting candidates who are persistent in their own professional development.


About Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Ocean Network Express (ONE) was incepted on July 7, 2017, following the liner service integrations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The new entity functions from its global headquarters in Singapore, supported by regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Brazil. ONE is the world’s seventh-largest container carrier with a fleet size of approximately 1.53 million TEU. Operating more than 200 vessels, it offers an expeditious and reliable international network of over 130 services to 120 countries and beyond. ONE is a member of THE Alliance (THEA), a global ocean carrier consortium.

For more information, please visit www.one-line.com