Publisert: 19.01.21

Vessel Optimisation - Internship

Western Bulk is seeking an intern to join the Vessel Optimisation Team in Oslo. The team is responsible for providing relevant advice on vessel performance and ensuring value-added use of data and experience in selecting the right vessels for the right price and ensuring the optimal utilisation of each vessel.

As part of our team, you will primarily support on different projects related to data analysis. A good understanding of statistics and business analyses is an advantage, in addition to the ability to produce professional reports, presentations and specific actionable advice on the back of your analyses.

We are looking for a 3rd-5th year student that can demonstrate the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with a keen interest to apply these in a complex business setting
  • Experience with data analysis and programming, and preferably with tools such as Python, R and PowerBI.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Dependable, self-driven and curious
  • Unafraid to challenge established views

We are looking for an intern to join us during winter 2021 and work towards the summer. Start up and final period is flexible.

You will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a young, highly dynamic and ambitious trading environment.

Om Western Bulk

Western Bulk (WB) is an asset-light dry bulk operator and freight trader, operating a fleet of about 100 -150 Supramax and Handysize vessels. The company combines highly commercial trading skills with technology, advanced analytics and risk management to succeed in an extremely competitive and global shipping market.

WB seeks to offer flexible, high-quality ocean freight services to its customers, leveraging on its global trading pattern, relationships and operational expertise. Through its constant presence in the various regional and local freight markets, WB gains valuable market intelligence that it uses to take positions in the market – trying to identify and benefit from short term price variations, trend breaks and arbitrage opportunities. Moreover, value is created by constantly seeking to optimise the scheduling of vessels and cargoes, reducing ballast time and finding ways to operate voyages as efficiently as possible.

Each of WB's six Commercial Teams operates as decentralized profit centres, using ships, cargoes and derivatives for directional play and arbitrage in the market. Risk management is a central part of WB's trading model, and the company also invests heavily in the use of technology and advanced analytics for decision support and market forecasting.

Western Bulk is headquartered in Oslo, and has offices in Singapore, Seattle, Santiago (Chile) and Casablanca (Morocco).

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