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Demurrage Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85567
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Demurrage
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

Are you looking for a role where analytics meets negotiation, and every decision can tip the scales of maritime commerce? In the high-stakes world of marine logistics, a Demurrage Analyst stands as the guardian of efficiency and the arbiter of disputes. With a keen eye for detail and a firm grasp on contractual intricacies, you navigate the turbulent waters of vessel overtime claims, ensuring that every challenge is met with precision and every negotiation steers towards a fair settlement. Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As Demurrage Analyst you are responsible for the accurate and timely analyzing, reviewing, issuing, challenging and negotiation towards a final settlement of vessel/ barge demurrage (=overtime) claims coming from suppliers or vessel owners. These claims have to be challenged according our agreed commercial contracts and/or charter party clauses related to our EU shipments initiated by the various business teams (O&P, I&D or Fuels). You will also arrange the required rebill of demurrage costs to the responsible (commercial) counterparts and administer the rebilling process to closure of each involved claims. On a regular basis, you will have to present a detailed statistical overview of all received demurrage claims from a specific period and for a specific business area. You will also discuss recommendations and/or suggestions for contract language improvements to legal and the various EU business partners to decrease the marine demurrage risk for our company.



  • Analyze each demurrage claim accurate and in time by reviewing, issuing, challenging each demurrage claim related to Charter Parties, voyage documents, survey reports and any other clarifying event(s) from agents, terminals, surveyors, charterers within a specific time bar, by defining a justifying compensation settlement amount associated to a specific vessel/barge shipment 
  • Negotiate equitable and timely settlements of rebills for demurrage claims with the responsible (commercial) counterparts
  • Administrate and archive all specific details of each demurrage claim in Excel spreadsheet or any other demurrage tool including the details of the latest status update
  • Execute an in debt review of the Charter Parties, voyage documents, survey reports and any other clarifying event(s) with agents, terminals, surveyors, charterers to ensure future contracts will be corrected or improved and/or at least in line with the latest market developments
  • Create and conduct training material and share basic knowledge related to the demurrage claim handling process to the various business teams and/or any other involved departments
  • Organize and present on regular basis the demurrage statistics and trends per specific business area to the business teams including providing relevant demurrage related recommendations to further improve our contract language
  • Provide back-up to and help out other Demurrage Analysts, where/when required, by acting as “one team”
  • Maintain all Marine Demurrage procedures and work instructions up-to-date to ensure that the demurrage claim handling process will remain accurate/aligned and compliant and to work consistently in line with company demurrage requirements
  • Provide at each month end, the required input to the Finance department about the outstanding demurrage claim amounts (=accruals)

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:
You are a dynamic and proactive professional, recognized for exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with all organizational tiers. You exhibit a meticulous approach to tasks, with a keen eye for detail and a comprehensive understanding of contractual nuances and their legal implications.

This is what you bring

  • Minimum Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Marine, Business, Logistics and/or Law
  • Three (3) to four (4) year working experience in a Marine, Logistics/Business or Legal working environment, preferably having a proven understanding of the Marine and Terminal related operations including contracts like charter parties, laytime & demurrage provisions and the terminology associated within the shipping and chemical industry
  • Good knowledge and understanding of commercial contracts like marine charter parties, marine provisions and marine industry related terminology like incoterms, laytime & demurrage provisions will be highly beneficial
  • Excellent analytical and numeracy skills with ability to make sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Ability to schedule work effectively during time constraint situations to meet required contractual or business commitments 
  • Capable to influence and negotiate prudent settlements and to speak out to business management teams.
  • Accurate working attitude with eye for details and understanding contractual clauses and legal impact.
  • Having strong computer skills related to SAP, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in English will be required; basic knowledge of Dutch might be helpful.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact Leonie Mulder at Leonie.mulder @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

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