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PORT OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

WHAT IT IS

Port Operations Executives are responsible for the smooth operations of port and cargo operations. Their job scope includes the following:

  • Working with key stakeholders including regulatory authorities, port operations and shipping lines to ensure compliance with regulations
    • Monitoring and reporting of port performance and expenditure
  • Optimising the resource allocation within the port by overseeing of the implementation of workflow improvements

Entry level port operations executives start at a monthly salary upwards of $3,000 for university graduates.

*Salary data based on industry surveys conducted by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for reference only. Actual salaries may differ due to market conditions and company/organisation policies.

WHAT IS REQUIRED

  • A degree in any discipline
  • Analytical skills and ability to multi-task
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

CAREER PROSPECTS

FEATURE STORY

Percy Chan Operations Executive at PSA Singapore

Percy Chan shares about the path he took that led to his job and the exciting opportunities he sees his role leading him to in future.

“Within the next decade and beyond, we are looking forward to further expansion at Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4 and the start of operations at the new Tuas mega port, where we are implementing innovative technologies, such as automated guided vehicles and yard cranes, intelligent planning systems and green innovations. I am looking forward to such exciting times ahead!”

Read more about his maritime journey here.

Muhammad Dinie Bin Abdul Aziz Senior Operations Supervisor at PSA Singapore

Mr Muhammad Dinie Bin Abdul Aziz's job includes balancing technology and a 'human touch' as a Port Operations Supervisor.

"I find it very gratifying when I deliver a sound and efficient yard plan," he says, sharing that it is not only the best reward for him, but also his operations colleagues.

Read more about his maritime journey here.

FIND OUT MORE

Jurong Port – About Jurong Port
PSA Corporation Limited – About PSA
SkillsFuture - Skills Framework for Sea Transport

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