As an accounting and finance graduate, Andy has since accumulated much experience in the field.
Andy joined MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd in 2013.
“I like working in MOL Chemical Tankers because the company allowsto continually grow in terms of skills and knowledge, through various roles and work challenges.”
His role as an accounts supervisor mainly focuses on monitoring the month-end closing. He also oversees the incoming and outgoing cash flow to ensure sufficient funds for weekly business transactions and payment of staff claims.
“I need to ensure all transactions are in taken in within a certain time frame. Any delays will cause other closing process to delay as well. ”
As a supervisor, he is instructing and taking care of newly joined employee and is committed to building teamwork.
“I want to acquire leadership skill. My goal is to be an exemplary leader in both the company and my family.”
Work schedule of a day
9:00 Arrive at work, Check mail box.
10:00 Check bank balance and review cash book
11:00 Review AP/GL vouchers
12:30 Lunch with colleagues
13:30 Review payments
14:30 Internal meeting/discussion to go through daily ad hoc duties/issues
15:00 Check bank balances and monitor cash transactions
16:00 Attend a meeting about newly introduced system with team members and other department colleagues
17:00 Check any vendor application to approve
18:00 Get off work
Mami majored in Foreign Studies in Japan and joined MOLCT in 2015 as a new graduate. She was a member of the Group Planning & Management department for 3.5 years and joined Operation department in 2018.
“I decided to start my career in MOLCT because I was fascinated by the international environment where I can work with colleagues from different cultures. I also thought that working abroad would enhance both my work and personal life with better work-life balance, and I could select a variety of work styles according to each stage of my life.”
Operator makes necessary arrangements for safe and smooth operations of vessels in close cooperation with relevant parties. Chemical Tankers load several cargoes at the same time and call at many ports in one voyage, so its operation is very complicated and requires a lot of knowledge and experience.
“As an operator responsible for the vessels navigating between the Middle East and Asia, I endeavor to keep close communication with Chartering members who are responsible for cargo booking, Captain, and local port agents to ensure safe operation and maximize the profitability of voyages. My colleagues in operation team always reach me out to support when I am in difficult situation, and managers and specialists in other departments also teach me on things I am not fully familiar with. Being an operator expands my knowledge about many important things in maritime industry. I need to keep updating/expanding our knowledge all the time to catch up with the fast-changing situation in the world.”
Work schedule of a day
9:00 Arrive at work Check the latest status of cargo booking for each voyage Liaise with the captain, local port agent
10:30 Internal meeting
Discuss upcoming new regulations
12:00 Lunch with colleagues
14:00 Video Conference Meeting with Dubai Office Since MOLCT vessels are allocated to all over the world, cooperation across offices is necessary.
16:00 Make cargo loading plans Make cargo loading plans for next voyage taking into consideration various factors such as compatibility adjacent cargo and cargo loaded previously, ship balance, etc.
19:30 Get off work Sometimes work at home if there is a need for urgent action.
Chartering Assistant (Copenhagen)
Frederik majored in Supply Chain Management in Australia, he joined MOLNT, Copenhagen in 2017 as a Shipping Trainee.
“I applied to MOLNT while living in Australia as I wanted to become a part of the shipping industry. I had heard of Trainee programs which were quite unique to Danish shipping and found MOLNT to offer a very supportive and constructive learning environment.”
As part of the Trainee program he gained practical experience throughout the various Commercial departments. This started with a firm grounding in shipping with the Operations department, Commercial input from the Chartering department, followed by Fleet Management where he gained an overview of MOLNT’s time chartered vessels.
In addition to practical training Frederik attended the Commercial Shipping Program as taught by the Danish Shipowners association, which extensively covered the fundamentals of Maritime Law & Economics.
After completing the two year Trainee program Frederik was offered a position in the Copenhagen Chartering department.
The Chartering department in Copenhagen is responsible for Inter Europe voyages as well as Transatlantic Westbound. They also handle a portfolio of Contracts of Affreightment (COA) which are committed, regular sailings for our contract partners. Balance space is fixed on the “spot market” which covers cargoes that are not regularly on the market and appear on a prompt basis.
“Being in the Chartering department means a great deal of forward planning to satisfy COA commitments. It also means keeping a finger on the pulse of the market to be able to react and be relevant. I am lucky to be in a very supportive environment which continues to develop my knowledge every day.”
Work schedule of a day
08:30 Arrive at work, check emails update fleet positions to the market
09:30 Review new cargoes in the market, contact various brokers where there are synergies to fix available space not needed for our CoA commitments
11:00 Create handover of fixed voyages to be passed on the relevant Operators, hold meeting with the to ensure important information is passed on
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Internal Meeting in Copenhagen Chartering department to discuss upcoming cargo commitments and discuss how to allocate on our fleet
16:00 Internal Meeting with Fleet Planning and Chartering offices in London, Houston and Stamford discussing worldwide positions and forward plans to generate synergies between our world fleet
17:00 Get off work, any urgent work is completed from home
Commercial Analyst (Terminal)
Damien majored in Maritime Studies, and specialized in International Trade. He first joined MOL Chemical Tankers (“MOLCT”) as an intern in 2018 under the MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore)’s Global Internship Programme, and was offered a full-time position after.
MOLCT has entered tank terminal and tank container business as a peripheral business where synergy with chemical tankers business can be expected.
Damien is a member of the Terminal Dept., established to evaluate and develop terminal business opportunities for MOLCT.
Terminal Dept., is making efforts to grow MOLCT from a single mode operator specialized in chemical tanker business to a multi-modal logistic provider by providing storage/inventory management services.
“I decided to join MOLCT as it was when MOLCT has just begun their journey to integrate in the logistics chain. MOLCT has taken the step to challenge itself, and it is exciting to have such an opportunity to be part of such a defining strategic move.”
As a commercial analyst, Damien attends to stakeholders, both partners and customers. He discusses with potential partners, existing and new customers, and engage these stakeholders for business opportunities to jointly create more innovative solution for their supply chain.
As stakeholders are located internationally, Damien has to navigate cultural differences and language barriers, to provide appropriate solutions for those involved.
“I enjoy my time working in MOLCT. My colleagues are very supportive, and encourage me to step out of my comfort zone. They allow me the autonomy to navigate my daily affairs, and trust in my decision and actions when I engage with stakeholders. I am fortunate to be in a position which continues to challenge myself to improve.”
Work schedule of a day
08:30 Arrive at work, check emails
09:30 Review customers’ status and attend to stakeholders. Customers are keen to find out the progress of our projects so that they will be able to align their own internal project to ensure that the timelines coincide.
14:00 Meeting with new customers to share our project portfolio, and check if they have any interest in participating in our projects. His role revolves around marketing the projects, to gain and to keep customers interested. It is essential to generate solutions to create synergies which streamlines customers logistics needs.
16:00 Video Conference with Rotterdam team to share information and update our projects progress
17:30 Get off Work and continue communications via mobile
Senior Coordinator (Marine)
Arsyakirin who is better known as Irin started her career in ship management company and joined MOLCT in 2013 after that.
“Working in this company for 7 years has been a truly humbling and wonderful experience. In 2013, when I joined MOLCT, the headquarters had just shifted to Singapore and being able to witness the transition and growth of the company gave a sense of a deep understanding of the development.”
Marine division plays a vital role in the emergency and incident related matter to ship.
Overall, they monitor vessel performance, review the sailing plan, supervise the construction of new-building vessel and cargo operation, as well as audit and supervise ship management.
Irin finds it attractive that she can work with colleagues who have diverse cultures and backgrounds such as seaman or a naval architect and she believes it makes a strong and unique team.
“I feel fortunate to work in this organization of a rewarding and high-performing workplace that employees can grow within and a harmonious and satisfying work environment which practices open communication.”
Work schedule of a day
08:45 Arrive at work and check emails
09:30 Review and process the invoices checking with Accounting Dept. for account code and cost allocation
10:30 Support coordination on flag vessel registration and arrangement of vessel insurance premium depending on geopolitical risk
12:30 Formulate Tonnage Tax budget
15:30 Attend the internal meeting and discuss with various departments for issue arise
16:00 Carry out and manage supervisory construction cost on new building vessel and report to the team
18:00 Liaise with third-party ship manager regarding operating expense/capital expenditure