Director Port Infrastructure & Nautical Policy in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. International

Date Posted: 12/2/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Miami, FL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

This position is responsible for representing global marine operations worldwide to ensure the ports are safe, effective, and have adequate facilities to accept all brands ships and passengers by driving, influencing, and guiding infrastructure renovations and expansions.  Oversees and coordinates the port vetting process for all brands including close cooperation with operations managers and Fleet Captains to ensure timeliness, consistency and quality in the process.  Directs investigations, inspections, strategies and matters related to their areas of expertise as they relate to port concerns, port transits and operations, itinerary development, and fuel savings.   Works closely with the port development working group. Represents the corporation regarding marine infrastructure issues and interacts with port authorities, trade associations, and other brands in the industry.

Job Requirements

  • Collect, maintain and analyze data for each visited and expected ports of call (future itineraries) confirming alignment with ship particulars and company and regulatory requirements.
  • Promote data-driven processes that clearly communicate and document port information to be used for the safe transit and operation of the company’s vessels.
  • Build and strengthen critical relationships with key political officials who have a direct impact and influence on the overall safety of the company’s ships and guest satisfaction.
  • Drive cohesive and continuous communication with Maritime Safety to develop and implement policies and procedures reducing the company’s exposure to risk in the areas of navigation, nautical operations, port infrastructure, tendering operations and itinerary development.
  • Establish global and harmonized leadership from the UK and China Nautical Directors ensuring alignment on port related matters. Coordinate the Directors¿ efforts in their operational theater through clear communication, directives, and guidelines.
  • Promote the efficient and cost-effective management of bridge assets supporting both process and data driven initiatives derived by the Manager, Bridge Assets and Navigation Safety.
  • Mitigate nautical risks and promote fleetwide cultural shift towards energy-managed, condition and risk based decision making. Based on advanced simulated port entries and departures conducted at worldwide simulation centers, determine high risk ports and oversee detailed the creation and communication of risk management plans that dictate clear limiting parameters as they relate to each class of vessel.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for marine aspect of port development process including capital projects
  • Responsible to manage all port simulations and consultancy agreements


  • Master Mariner license with 8 years experience sailing on large vessels
  • 30% travel

Good interpersonal and communication skills to clearly promote and negotiate the companies needs to government authorities, and effectively communicate nautical and port related matters to all levels of employees and management.


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