International Logistics

International Logistics Course Description

Take the fear out of international logistics and shipping by learning how to select and manage your freight forwarder, customs broker, and international carriers.

This course is the perfect overview of the international logistics and transportation process—whether shipping by ocean or air. Insights that you gain in this international shipping class will assist you and your firm when:

    • Evaluating a customer’s purchase order or a supplier’s offer
    • The other party controls carrier selection and routing
    • Disaster strikes due to congestion, shipment loss, strikes, or weather

Learn the steps you need to follow to move your products affordably, securely and within budget.

In our international logistics training course, you will learn to control your international shipments by coordinating them with your carrier or service provider in accordance with relevant regulations, rules, and procedures.

Each attendee will receive an annually updated reference book containing examples, regulations, forms, and documents.

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What you will learn

    • A comprehensive review of Forwarders’ and Customs Brokers’ roles
    • Importance of security in the supply chain
    • Methods of selecting and negotiating  rates and service with  carriers
    • The rules of the road: Standard Ocean and Air Terms and Conditions for Carriage
    • Whether the carrier’s insurance protects your company’s assets
    • How to mitigate risk by choosing the proper cargo insurance

Course Will Benefit

Importers and Exporters: Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service, Credit Managers, Controllers,  Legal or anyone with responsibility for engaging the services of a carrier, forwarder, or customs broker.

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders with responsibilities to importers and exporters for timely delivery of shipments as well as help you exceed customer expectations.

Our international shipping class is excellent for beginners while those with experience will learn important details that can reduce costs in the supply chain and exposure to risk. It will also act as a refresher for those with experience.

Your instructor will set the course level based on attendees’ stated needs.

Certificate Issued Upon Completion

International Logistics Course Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Seminar
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar
Reference book Managing Forwarders Brokers and Carriers
  1. INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS PARTNERS
    1. Freight Forwarders
    2. Customs Brokers
    3. Evaluating Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers
    4. Transportation Costs
    5. Incoterms® Overview
  2. SECURING YOUR INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN
    1. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
    2. Free and Secure Trade (FAST)
    3. Container Security Initiative (CSI)
    4. Transporting Airfreight Securely
    5. Advance Cargo Information Import & Export
    6. Packaging & Security
  3. OCEAN BILLS OF LADING AND COMMON CARRIER’S OBLIGATIONS TOWARD THE SHIPPER
    1. Law Concerning Bills of Lading
    2. Common Carriers’ Responsibilities and Rights
    3. Intrastate and Import Shipments
    4. Special Rules for Different Modes of Transportation
  4. OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
    1. Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs)
    2. Non-Conference Carriers
    3. Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers
    4. Ocean Freights Rates
    5. Containerization
    6. Working with VOCCs and NVOCCs
  5. AIR WAYBILLS OF LADING
    1. Airline Air Waybill
    2. House and Master Air Waybill
    3. Air Waybill Terms and Conditions
    4. Integrator Waybills
  6. AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION
    1. Combination Carriers or Combi-Carriers
    2. All-Cargo Carriers
    3. Integrators – UPS, FedEx
    4. Air Freight Forwarders
    5. Freight Rates and Charge
  7. INSURANCE
    1. Overview of Incoterms® Rules and Insurance
    2. Types of Coverage
  8. INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN DOCUMENTATION
    1. Export Documentation & The Export Process
    2. Import Documentation
    3. International Supply Chain Checklist

Customer Testimonials from International Logistics Course

“Overall was a great course! Lots of good detail. This shows me where we are strong in our company as well as areas we can improve on. – Export Sales Manager”
“Everything was great. This class was a benefit for my job performance, and I will take this to my team to improve processes. – Logistics Specialist”
“Class will have a positive impact on my job performance in that I have additional knowledge in logistics to work with. I also really like the manual that was included as part of the class. There is so much helpful information that I can go back to. Instructor was very knowledgeable and open to questions. She was a pleasure to learn from. – Executive Assistant”
“The most beneficial part of the class was the slides and extra information given in the presentation. I liked the opportunity to ask questions and to hear input from others in the class. It has given me a good handle on understanding the supply chain for international carriers and how to deal with them in my career. – Supply Chain Specialist”

$595.00
Per Person

Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
Digital Badge
Earn Education Credits

Full-Day Class

Seminar Time: 8:30am – 4pm Local Time
Webinar Time: 8:30am – 4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch

Schedule:

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LocationDate
WebinarJun 28th
WebinarJul 26th
WebinarAug 23rd
WebinarSep 27th
Minneapolis, MNOct 18th
WebinarOct 25th
Houston, TXOct 25th
WebinarNov 15th
Chicago, ILNov 17th
WebinarDec 13th

Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers
Authors:
Thompson & Petersen

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