The experts in commercial shipping

Exploring the opportunities to break new ground in marine and shipping

Commercial shipping and professional services teams are a vital part of the shipping industry. Many of these roles are shore-based and have a direct impact on the growth of operations, finances or sales at shipping companies.

Commercial roles can range from senior claims handlers who are looking after multi-million-pound collision claims, to business development managers who are offering their employees the certainty to growth in an unstable market. These professionals directly affect the operational, financial and sales success of the business.

The areas we work in

We work with some of the world’s largest trading and broking houses, insurance mutual companies, ship owners and law firms. Our clients rely upon our expertise as talent in these markets is difficult to attract directly. Through our discreet, well-managed and professional approach we have the ability to introduce exclusive candidates who are well suited to our clients’ requirements.

The people we work with

The roles that we recruit for in this area include:

  • Vessel operations and post fixture specialists

  • Charterers and freight traders

  • Competitive ship brokers

  • Traders and procurement specialists in the bunkering industry

  • Marine insurance claims handlers, loss adjusters and surveyors

  • Qualified maritime solicitors for both in house and private practice

  • Business developers and sales professionals

Key Contact

David James

David James profile

As the Director of Engineering, I am responsible for leading the Engineering business units at ARM. ARM Oil & Gas specialise in technical engineering and commercial recruitment in the upstream subsea and petrochemical markets within the UK, Europe and the Middle East. ARM Marine & Shipping specialise in the Technical and Commercial Shipping, Seagoing and Marine Design markets globally.

"The sector is ever-changing, with technological developments, sector-specific booms and downturns, and legislative changes impacting businesses in a profound way. In this dynamic market, companies recognise the need to regularly adapt operations, and thus find themselves continually on the hunt for experienced, knowledgeable and reliable personnel to join them long term within an evolving market."

David James Engineering Director, ARM
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