Shipping Agent


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Monthly paid contract
Attractive plus benefits
Working Hours:
Sirius House Delta Crescent Warrington
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Central - Misc

Package Description

-  Attractive pay rates + Increased overtime rates

-  Plus great benefits such as:                            

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 25 in 2023,   plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more


About our opportunity:

Are you looking to have a sustainable career? Whilst truly making the world better, fairer and greener for the next generation.

You will be a true hero in the eyes of future generations to come.  By playing a key part in our bold commitment to transform our business into a provider of net zero carbon sustainable materials by 2040. You truly will be making the world a be a better place to live for the next generation.

There is a great opportunity for a Shipping Agent to oversee sea going vessels port calls, setting up and completing ships files, ship boarding activities meeting with ships personnel and captains arranging for many various and necessary requirements i.e. crew changes, doctor appointments, ships mail, crew changes, spares and repairs etc. also liaising with various contractors, port authorities and internal personnel.

This role will be based from our Warrington Head Office with an opportunity of future hybrid working. However travel to and from the Port of Liverpool and Manchester will be frequent.  There will also be occasional travel to other Ports within the UK so a driving licence and transport is required.  


What you will be doing:

  • Managing the arrivals, movements and departures of vessels to, within and from multiple various ports
  • Liaising with vessels and arranging port services for this process with an understanding of ports, tides, locks and rivers
  • Completing and issuing various documentation, i.e. bills of lading, manifests, stowage plans, internal and outside authorities’ requirements i.e. customs and immigration, estimates
  • Processing and finalising invoices and disbursement accounts
  • Communicating vessel progress to required parties and dealing with day to day operational activities and issues.

About you:

Confident communicator – email, telephone, face to face

Flexibility to work overtime evenings and weekends. Every third weekend.

Knowledge of Outlook / word / excel – training given on other internal shipping programme, internet for port external systems and research

Good attention to detail

Good numeration skills

Think on your feet

Yes can do attitude

Who we are?

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Authentic

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive

If we all carry out our roles in line with these Behaviours, we will achieve success as One Team. If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you!