We are looking for an experienced Laytime Manager or an experienced Operator who can see her-/himself specialising in laytime - and perhaps with reasonable office hours!

The position as Laytime Manager is located in our Dry Cargo division in Copenhagen.


Great responsibility, meticulous calculation, persistent follow-up and good negotiation skills

The role offers a perfect opportunity to specialize in laytime as primary area of responsibility. In turn, the related work assignments are diversified and amongst other consist of the following responsibilities: 

  • Calculation and control of laytime
  • Dialogue and negotiation with the parties involved in case of disagreement about laytime calculations
  • Ensuring that all claims (debit/credit) are processed and paid on time (demurrage/dispatch/ commissions)
  • Collection of balance freights
  • Building and maintaining close relations and contact with relevant stakeholders


Transferable experience and strong communicative competencies required

As a requirement to this position you have experience from a similar role or you have gained experience with laytime from a role as Operator. You have a solid understanding of the shipping industry and for legal aspects which enables you to interpret the clauses of charter parties. Your way of working is effective, structured and persistent. You care for details and are critical in interpreting and presenting numbers. You have strong communicative and negotiating skills and you thrive on follow up and chasing the final details to closure. Excellent English skills both spoken and in writing are required. You have an intuitive understanding of IT and experience with IMOS is considered an advantage.


International team, proficient colleagues and exciting professional challenges

With NORDEN, you will become part of an international company where we are proud of our heritage and of how we continue to live the values of NORDEN. The culture of NORDEN’s Dry Cargo division is characterized by high ambitions, high engagement and an informal way of working together. You will be given independent responsibility and ample opportunity for professional sparring with 5 other laytime managers (2 in Copenhagen, 2 in Singapore and 1 in Annapolis) as well as with the colleagues in the rest of the department.


We will only respond to candidates who have unrestricted rights to work in Denmark (if not a Danish citizen, please attach your work permit to your application).

Applications only via our jobportal.

Please reach out to Head of Control Michael Witt on e-mail or phone +45 3271 0862.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV!

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S is an independent shipping company listed on OMX Nordic Exchange, Copenhagen. NORDEN was founded in 1871, making it one of Denmark’s oldest internationally operating shipping companies. NORDEN operates in dry cargo and tankers worldwide.
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