Skip links

Ocean Freight Logistics

This in-depth course covers the various modes of international ocean freight

Ocean Freight Logistics

Full-Day Course - Webinar - $395

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options.

IFA Ocean Freight

Course Benefits

Interactive Webinar Experience

Our courses are presented in a convenient webinar format, allowing you to attend from anywhere. All attendees are encouraged to have a working webcam to participate and engage in the interactive learning experience.

Education Credits

Our courses are approved for continuing education credits by the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of American, Inc., National Education Institute's Certified and Master Customs Specialist and the Certified and Master Export Specialist.

Gain Lifelong Skills

Our courses provide practical, lifelong knowledge for optimizing your supply chain, managing risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Gain informed decision-making skills, save time and costs, and minimize potential issues with our training.

Course Information

Our Comprehensive Guide to Ocean Freight course provides a comprehensive knowledge of the ocean freight process, including understanding ocean freight documentation, packaging, and containerization, pricing and contracts, carrier selection, customs clearance procedures, and the roles of service providers such as customs brokers and freight forwarders. This course will empower you to mitigate risks and navigate through the process efficiently, providing the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully transport goods via ocean freight to various locations around the world.

At the International Forwarding Academy, we specialize in providing training services for the International Transportation Community. Our comprehensive programs are designed for beginners and those with up to 5 years of experience in the field, covering operational details in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. With years of experience and hundreds of successful trainings under our belt, we have catered to a diverse audience, including International Freight Forwarders, Importers & Exporters, Logistic Managers, Logistic Providers, Business Development, Financial & HR Personnel in related fields.

By enrolling in our Comprehensive Guide to Ocean Freight course, you can expect to gain a deep understanding of the ocean freight process. This includes comprehensive knowledge of ocean freight documentation, packaging, and containerization, as well as pricing and contracts, carrier selection, and customs clearance procedures. The course also covers the roles and responsibilities of various service providers such as customs brokers and freight forwarders. With this knowledge, you will be equipped to efficiently navigate through the ocean freight process, mitigate risks, and successfully transport goods to various locations worldwide. Overall, this course provides practical skills and knowledge that are essential for anyone involved in the global logistics and transportation industry.

The Comprehensive Guide to Ocean Freight is a full-day online training program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the ocean freight process, covering topics such as documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing and contracts, carrier selection, and customs clearance procedures.

The course combines lectures, case studies, and practical exercises to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. Participants will have access to a wealth of course materials and resources, and upon completion, they will receive a certificate of completion from the International Forwarding Academy, signifying their proficiency in the key aspects of the ocean freight process.

The course promises to be a well-informed program that breaks down complex concepts into simple terms, empowering participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to mitigate risks and navigate through the ocean freight process efficiently.

Below is the curriculum for this course:

  • Brief, brief History of Containerization/Ocean Freight
  • Roles and Responsibilities of OTI’s including
  • Understanding of transportation planning and scheduling.
  • Importance of effective communication and coordination with other stakeholders - Tracking, tracing.
  • Financial reconciliation (file level)
  • Governing bodies, i.e., FMC. DOT, MARAD, etc.
  • NVOCC vs. OTI vs. Ocean Freight Forwarder and what is the difference - Modes of Transportation, Ocean, Truck, Rail including In Transit Bonds i.e., IT’s, etc. - Ocean Carrier Alliances
  • Functions of Port Authorities including infrastructures
  • Functions of Port Authorities including infrastructures.
  • International Trade Laws and Regulations including
  • WTO, C-TAP, AES, ITAR, Export Controls and Embargoes
  • USPPI, FPPI
  • Incoterms®
  • Ocean Bill of Lading including
  • Regulatory overview
  • Directs, Back-to-Back & Consolidations
  • Weight / Volume Calculations, Net Achievables
  • Financial reconciliation
  • Contract of Carriage
  • Overview of Logistics Process
  • Risk Management (Marine Insurance and Carrier Liability)
  • Interactive Quiz

In the event that you are unable to attend this course, you may send a substitute attendee at no additional cost. However, if you need to cancel your registration, a full refund will be issued only if we receive notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to the scheduled start date of the course. To request a refund, please visit our Contact page and send us a message with the subject line "Cancel Class."

Please note that we do not issue refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of the course start date. However, you can choose to transfer your registration to a future class for a $95.00 change fee.

Upcoming Courses

View our upcoming course schedule and be sure to check back
regularly for the most up-to-date information on our course offerings.​

View our upcoming course schedule and be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date information on our course offerings.​

Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)

June 11, 2024

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

Book ticket

Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)

August 21, 2024

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

Book ticket

Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)

September 23, 2024

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

Book ticket

Save Big with Package Deals

Train your team with our Full-Day and Half-Day Courses 5-Pack Bulk Bundle and 10-Pack Bulk Bundle, offering special pricing for bulk purchases of 5 or 10 of our comprehensive courses.

Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! By simply filling out the form on the "Student Discounts" page, students can save up to 40% on our courses.

TRUSTED BY GLOBAL BRANDS