FEDNAV – Assistant Manager, Claims




Fednav, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest ocean-going ship owning and chartering group in Canada engaged in ocean transportation of mainly bulk cargoes on a worldwide basis.  With 75 years of experience and expertise, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.

Company: Fednav Limited

Position: Assistant Manager, Claims

Reports to: Manager, Charter Party Disputes and Insurance

Department: Risk Management

We are currently seeking an Assistant Manager, Claims responsible for handling a broad spectrum of claims, and for providing legal support to the Chartering and Operations departments. Claims include disputes arising under charter parties, contracts of affreightment, bills of lading and other documents of title, contracts for bunkers and necessaries, marine insurance and protection and indemnity (“P&I”) liability claims.



 Key responsibilities will be:

Claims Handling:

  • Ensure high-quality, cost-effective, and timely claims handling until final settlement
  • Investigate the facts of the dispute, gathering and seeking out evidence
  • Assess the merits of the claim and developing a strategy for its resolution
  • Negotiate the settlement of the claim and, where necessary, handling the arbitration or litigation proceedings
  • Closely monitor the progress of any out-sourced work to external lawyers and experts

 Loss Prevention Assistance:

  • Provide legal advice to the Chartering and Operations departments including:
  • identifying potential problematic contracts and clauses
  • Providing commercially feasible solutions to the risks so identified
  • Protecting our interests in order to minimize the impact of future claims
  • Staying up-to-date with developments in law


 The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor of Laws or equivalent foreign degree
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in maritime and shipping law, and dry shipping disputes
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience with maritime/shipping protection and indemnity insurance claims with an international P&I Club
  • Excellent communications skills (English; written and spoken)
  • Attention to detail and the ability to see tasks through to completion
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Competence with figures and voyage accounting
  • Ability to work within a team and across departments
  • Working knowledge of computers and basic computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Location : Fednav Limited
                   1000 de La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3500
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W5 CANADA

Benefits Include:

  • Annual discretionary bonus, based on performance
  • Annual discretionary salary increase based on performance
  • Medical/dental coverage
  • Fitness subsidy program
  • Accrued pension benefit
  • Employee assistance program
  • 15 paid vacation days

Annual Salary:  $90,000-$125,000



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