Port Captain – Southern Operation (Convent, LA)


Manages vessel activities collaboratively with Vessel Management Team (Maintenance, Logistics, and other areas as needed) to optimize productivity, identify and achieve metrics, and identify/implement industry best practices.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Develops and implements continuous improvement recommendations through training and audit methodologies.
  • Develops methodology to encourage recommendations and implements process changes that improve productivity, increase fleet boat efficiency, and reduce costs including, but not limited to, decreasing port time.
  • Supervises the daily activities and ensures appropriate training for all wheelhouse officers. Ensure the implementation of programs, best practices, policies for all boats to achieve an injury free workplace.
  • Ensures compliance with company policy and government regulations.
  • Responsible for Team Member issues regarding hiring/discharging, promotions, and disciplinary actions. Interprets and applies company policies & procedures relative to Team Member issues & activity.
  • Provides positive, forward-thinking leadership consistent with ACBL’s operating priorities.
  • Communicates and implements company policies and procedures to vessel personnel.
  • Consults with other members of vessel operations management team on selecting, coaching/developing, and motivating necessary talent to maintain functionality of department.
  • Recruit and retain all levels of vessel Team Members.
  • Audits to ensure regulatory compliance, provides feedback and examines industry best practices on compliance issues.
  • Audits vessels to ensure ACBL standards are in place to achieve balances scorecard metrics – analyzes data and determines continuous improvement techniques.
  • Assists with establishing departmental goals and special projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business and/or related field is preferred

Years of Experience:

10+ years of vessel leadership competence in barge transportation environment is required


  • Must possess a license to operate towing vessels.
  • Competence managing from a remote location is required.
  • Strong knowledge of barging operations and river system is required.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations is a plus.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office software.

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