Head of Port OperationsHead of Port Operations

Head of Port Operations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and supervise all port operations, including vessel scheduling, and terminal activities.
  • Monitor and manage port resources such as equipment, facilities, and labour, to optimize operational efficiency.
  • Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) and best practices to enhance productivity and safety.
  • Enforce safety protocols and regulatory compliance measures to protect employees, cargo, and the environment.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits.
  • Collaborate with regulatory agencies and authorities to maintain necessary permits and licenses.
  • Collaborate with customs officials, port authorities, and government agencies to ensure smooth operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Address customer inquiries, resolve issues, and provide exceptional customer service to enhance satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and track operational performance.
  • Analyze data and generate reports on port activities, productivity, and service levels.
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor a competent team of port operations staff.
  • Set performance goals, provide regular feedback, and conduct performance evaluations.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Maritime Studies, Logistics, Supply Chain Managements or in a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience in port operations, terminal management, or related maritime roles.
  • Holder of a driving licence.
  • Strong knowledge of maritime industry regulations, safety standards, and best practices.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in using port management software and technology.
  • Have excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytics, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Available to work irregular hours due to the nature of the industry.
  • Flexible to travel.
  • A PFSO certificate will be considered an asset.

How to apply:

A covering letter and a detailed CV should be sent to:

Head of HR,
MMH Malta Ltd,
Mediterranean Maritime Hub,
Xatt il-Mollijiet,
Marsa, MRS1152

or else through email on hr@mmh.com.mt

Deadline: Friday 27th October 2023

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