Centerline Logistics Corporation

Shoreside Port Captain

Job Location US-NJ-Bayonne
Posted Date 1 year ago(12/1/2022 4:41 PM)
Bayonne, NJ
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


This position is with Centerline Logistics Atlantic based out of Bayonne, NJ. This role will directly supervise, hire, train and evaluate marine personnel. Conduct tug management inspections, attend SIRE inspections, and conduct evaluations and navigation assessments of Deck Officers via direct observations on board. Develop marine operations and cost control programs for vessels.  Assist in new project development, interfacing with customers, etc. Assist in vessel scheduling of personnel as required. Produce weekly operations reports.  Review barge load plans and work directly with operations team and customers for optimal utilization.


  • Supervise Captains, Mates, and Deck Crews.
  • Ensure that vessels and crews are following and complying with State and Federal regulations.
  • Ensure that crews are following and complying with company policies.
  • Conduct Management Vessel Inspections on repair and maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Ensuring that vessels are SIRE ready.
  • Assist in scheduling of SIRE’s, and scheduling of SIRE’s.
  • Perform incident investigations and work directly with HSE team.
  • Manage compliance with company safety program.
  • Prompt and correct response to operating situations.
  • Recruitment, performance reviews and auditing of marine personnel.
  • Perform inspections of vessels on repair & maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Develop and administer operating & cost control procedures on company vessels.
  • Assist in new project development.
  • Interface with customers on an ongoing basis.
  • Operate company vessels as Captain if directed by management. 
  • Accident & Spill Free Operations.
  • Training, professional skill development of marine personnel.
  • Monitor safety record of vessels and crew.
  • Development of company operating procedures and acceptance by vetting.
  • Perform in the company Spill Management team as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Five (5) years at sea as Master on tugboats, tankers or oil barges or equivalent military experience
  • Four (4) year college education in Maritime or related studies or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the tugboat, ship assist operations and oil transportation industry.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with Z drive tugs, ship assist and terminal/refinery operations.
  • Knowledge of tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Valid US Coast Guard Master’s license on offshore towboats preferred, 200T Minimum/Master of Towing Endorsement.
  • Complete a 24 hour HAZWOPER course (including Incident Command System) training within 6 months of being hired.
  • First Aid/CPR training.
  • STCW Certification.
  • Valid State Driver’s license.
  • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crew members.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Able and willing to travel to the out ports.
  • Ability to work with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
  • Typing: 40 wpm.
  • Computer Skills: Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be able to read, speak, write type and understand English in person and over the phone.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
  • Frequently required to board tugs, barges, and ships, at dock or at anchor in all weather conditions and at all hours.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Normal office hours, but not limited to are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Take communications 24 hours a day, including weekends concerning changes in schedules and conditions.

Company Overview

Centerline Logistics is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Centerline Logistics operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska and Hawaii), US East Coast (including Puerto Rico), the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River System. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, tanker escort, ship assist, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Centerline Logistics is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Centerline Logistics provides accounting, administrative, human resources, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.


Centerline Logistics offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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