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ONLINE: International Freight Forwarding (SCM904)


    The transit function, generally part of the procurement process, is aiming at transporting goods from a supplier located at a point of origin to its ultimate consignee in the country of use. In the oil & gas industry, this final destination may be an isolated/remote area with difficult access. This makes the Transit & Shipping function an essential element of operational supply chain efficiency.
    Transporting industrial equipment from one point in the world to another within the required timeframe and with effective cost control is a condition for the success of oil and gas development projects.

    This course provides guidelines and best practices to properly track the shipment of your goods and gives you a sound knowledge of international trade and the physical organisation of the international transport chain.

    Course Structure: 4 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 4 days
    Each day will consist of 2 x 2 hour modules including a 30 min. break in between.

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Paul Adrian

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A professional involved in the expediting and shipping of goods: Procurement, Logistics, Transit Agent

    How we build your confidence

    • Live instructor-led training
    • This course will give you a strong theoretical background through a solid and meticulous documentation, which you will be able to use in your working position as a reference
    • The course will also make extensive use of case studies and exercises
    • When appropriate, videos will complete and support the theory

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will:

    • Have a complete understanding of the various tasks of the Transit and Shipping functions
    • Have a sound knowledge of the different transportation modes
    • Be able to enhance your efficiency in the various positions of a Transit/Logistics department and improve the Supply Chain efficiency


    International Freight Forwarding
    • Legal framework of freight forwarding activity: International organisations regulating the international trade and transport
    • The key players: Internal and external players, role of the freight forwarder
    • The Incoterms: Review of the (11) Incoterms. Incoterms 2020 vs 2010 - recommendation - Exercises
    • Liabilities and insurances in the international transportation chain: Liabilities of the freight forwarder, contracting scheme, insurances of international cargo, insurance claim
    • Contracting the freight forwarder: Scope of service, FF contractual obligations, remuneration of the freight forwarder
    • Customs regulations: Customs duties, customs documentation, customs systems
    • Packing of the goods: Packing rules and classes

    International Airfreight Forwarding
    • Introduction: The actors of the international air freight
    • Regulatory framework of the international air freight: International air regulations - international air conventions - definition of air carrier responsibility by the conventions
    • The documents and contract: The AWB - The MAWB - The HAWB
    • The organisation of the air transport: The shipper - the airline agent - the handling agent - the airlines - freight security
    • Aircraft chartering: The specific cases when oil & gas industry charters aircrafts

    International Seafreight Forwarding
    • Introduction: The actors of the international sea freight
    • Legal framework of international sea freight: International maritime organisation - the international maritime conventions
    • The documents and contract: Roles and responsibilities - the bill of lading - the shipping documents
    • The execution of the transport contract: The liner conferences - shipping alliances - the shipping containers - main types of shipping vessels - shipping routes - the liner terms - container detention and demurrage

    International Roadfreight Forwarding
    • Generalities: Regulations: CMR and TIR Conventions - parties obligations under CMR - claim procedure - vehicle types - vehicles sizes - vehicles classification
    • 10 Golden rules of Road Transportation: 10 Golden Rules to drive and operate vehicles safely
    • Efficiency and safety performance indicators: Efficiency performance indicators - safety performance indicators



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