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Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)


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.

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Curriculum for this course:

  • 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.
  • International Trade Laws and Regulations including
  • WTO, C-TAP, AES, ITAR, Export Controls and Embargoes
  • 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
  • Conclusion