Sandra Santos

As a chartering analyst, I can safely say that the courses on Charter Parties & Bill of Lading, Marine Insurance and the Law of the Ship elective provide a clear map of the shipping field.
Sandra Santos
Alumna Maritime and Transport Law 2019-2020

My name is Sandra Santos and I work as a Chartering Analyst at Braskem Netherlands B.V. in Rotterdam. Braskem is part of the chemical and petrochemical industry, which has a significant share in several supply chains and is essential for economic development. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by creating sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics.  

My current work entails monitoring vessels from the CPP desk, making sure operations work as smoothly as possible. The position includes handling the vessels, ship-owners, broker screening (compliance, credit risk etc). Further, to assist with cash flow and freight payment management, and vetting process for every vessel hired. Besides, to support on post fixture issues such as LOIs, change in BLs, quality issues, shortage claims etc. At last, it also demands action on green shipping projects in regards to the decarbonization targets set by the IMO, such as monitoring the speed, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of our time-charter and spot vessels. 

The knowledge I have acquired in the Master's Degree in Maritime and Transport Law is reflected throughout my work every day. As a chartering analyst, I can safely say that the courses on Charter Parties & Bill of Lading, Marine Insurance and the Law of the Ship elective provide a clear map of the shipping field. This offers a solid foundation to the future maritime lawyers by helping us to perform our work successfully and to continue growing in the world of shipping.