Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers


ISBN-10: 1-891249-60-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-891249-60-0
Last Updated: 2018

Overview

Once your company has made the sale or the purchase, it must make certain that merchandise conforming to the terms of the contract is sent to, and arrives at, the point at which the seller’s responsibility for delivery is completed and the buyer’s responsibility for the merchandise commences. A firm’s ability to compete in the international marketplace is associated with its strong logistics performance. According to the World Economic Forum:

“Supply chains are becoming increasingly essential across industries and sectors, as businesses become more globalized and manufacturing facilities and customer bases are more spread out across the world. Technological advances have also led to greater cost efficiencies and reduced transport time, but many challenges and risks remain to be resolved if firms are to meet the needs of their customers for ever-increasing speed and flexibility.”

This trade book covers the following:

  • Determine Packing and Transportation Costs
  • Constructing Ocean and Air Freight Rates
  • Documentation for Ocean Shipments
  • Documentation for Air Shipments
  • Insurance Types & Filing Claims
  • Review/Select Trade Term
  • Review Shipping Acts
  • Security Factors

About the Authors

Global Training Center’s “Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers” was written by George W. Thompson and Catherine J. Petersen.

Mr. Thompson specializes in export and import regulation and international business counseling, such as antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade remedies, Customs compliance, export controls, international sales contracts, and administrative and judicial litigation relating to these matters. Mr. Thompson has advised domestic and foreign corporations in myriad industries, including food and agriculture, automotive, furniture, software, chemicals, electronics, office and telecommunications products, aerospace, and consumer goods.

Ms. Petersen is a sought-after speaker and instructor both here and abroad. She has designed export documentation and procedure manuals for firms of all sizes, including several Fortune 500 companies. She has authored or co-authored five highly regarded books used by businesses, technical institutes and universities covering Incoterms®, logistics, supply chain, and documentation. She holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees in regional planning from Mankato State University, Minnesota, and is a Licensed Customs Broker. Ms. Peterson’s trade books can be found here at GTC.

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