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Shipping & Maritime is intrinsic to everything Shell does. Come and join us in one of our exciting maritime job opportunities and be part of a winning team. Shell Shipping & Maritime is a global organisation that offers rewarding onshore and fleet officer careers. Many of Shell’s oil and gas related activities rely on Shipping and Maritime expertise including ships, barges, drill ships, Floating Production and Storage Offtake Units, Floating Storage and Regasification Units, Floating LNG and remote Arctic ice exploration, to name just a few.

Maritime jobs with Shell can involve working with revolutionary technology, maintaining high safety standards, managing contractors and managing not only our own fleet but a number of third-party fleets too. We are looking for high-performing maritime professionals who can bring their expertise and industry know-how and join us to help deliver Shell’s aspiration of being the world’s most competitive and innovative energy company.

Whether it be in fleet management, maritime standards and assurance, marine technical roles or HSSE, there are numerous management and operational opportunities worldwide, which can further develop and enhance your marine expertise.

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We also have career opportunities for fleet officers. The roles available range from cadets starting their career with us on one of our vessels and working their way up through the ranks to more experienced officer roles.

Experienced Officers

As part of our global team of officers, you will share our core values; to deliver flawless execution in safety, reliability and cost management to our customers. We value the high calibre of our officers. You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and propel your career through the ranks. The Shell fleet has been, and continues to be, a “pipeline for talent” to the Group’s requirement for maritime resources.


Whatever stage of your career you are at, Shell is committed to recognising and developing your expertise in positions both at sea and ashore via some of our management and operation shore-based positions. There will be ample opportunities for continued career progression and professional development, as well as the opportunity to develop experience working on our growing fleet of oil and LNG carriers.

The world’s first 100% LNG-powered barge

 LNG-powered barge, Greenstream

In a world-first for the inland marine industry, Shell launched a tank barge powered solely by LNG in March 2013. The LNG-powered barge, Greenstream, was built and designed at Peters Shipyards in The Netherlands and included many new safety and efficiency features.

For example, she has four small efficient gas burning engines rather than one large engine as in traditional barges, which means that power can be varied with potential for fuel savings. These engines operate at lower frequency than traditional barges, reducing vibration and noise levels, which could be advantageous when travelling through populated areas on the Rhine. This new LNG-powered barge will operate in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

The launch is part of the longer-term development of a new European LNG marine fuel industry with the potential to fuel inland barges, ferries, tugs or even cruise ships. At the prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2013, Shell won the Global Technological Innovation Award for the second consecutive year for the Greenstream project.

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