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Freight Forwarding Essentials - Live

A three-day course for those new to forwarding, designed to allow delegates to gain basic experience of the overall processes. This course focuses on the requirements of forwarders and intermediaries.

All our interactive training courses are delivered via Zoom and feature live trainers with over 25 years freight and customs experience, all delegates will receive workbooks for each module. Therefore, to enable you to join in the activities live, a Webcam is essential and must be used. Your rights under GDPR will be protected.

Day 1 AM

Module 1
Preparing to Trade and Documentation
These combined modules explain key information and common documentation required to enable goods to be imported or exported. We will focus on the relationship between the buyer and seller.  (40 minutes)

Incoterms 2020
In this session we will simplify what Incoterms are and their purpose. Again, we will focus on the buyer, seller and forwarder relationship as well as valuation for Customs purposes. (1h 15 minutes)    

Day 1 PM

Module 2
Modes of Transport
Delegates will learn the features and benefits of the various modes of transport and equipment. We will compare the modes in order to make the best decision for the customer regarding most appropriate choice for their shipment. (45 minutes)  

We will cover the different policy types, how they’re obtained, the levels of cover, limits of liability and discuss the factors that can affect premiums. (40 minutes)

Day 2 AM

Module 3
Bookings and Consolidations
In this session we will focus on the requirements needed to ensure that goods are booked correctly and the information that may be needed. We will then explain the principles of a consolidation across all the main modes of transport, including the economics, process and practical issues that you may encounter. (50 minutes)  

Charges and Costings
Delegates will learn about volume conversion for different modes of transport, including density factors. We will also include all the elements required when quoting. The assessment for this module will be to complete an actual quotation. (45 minutes)  

Day 3 AM

Module 4
Moving goods around Europe Delegates will gain an understanding of moving goods around the EU irrespective of their status. We will cover, Special Territories, EFTA countries and how shipments are controlled and monitored via NCTS. (40 minutes)

Outward (OP), Inward Processing (IP) and Return Goods Relief (RGR) In this module, you will gain an overview of the most common temporary export and import special procedures, OP and IP. The tutor will also give circumstances when they could be applied and the importance of compliance. We will also explain RGR and the regulations around when it can be used.  (25 minutes)  

Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs) You will gain a good understanding of the CPC structure and importance for both import and export. You will be able to identify the requirements and apply the correct CPCs in the future. (35 minutes)

Day 3 PM

Module 5
Tariff and Classification
You will gain an understanding of the online Trade Tariff, its volumes and their purpose and how to classify goods accurately. (35 minutes)  

Paying HMRC
Most goods that are imported from outside the EU usually need to have costs paid to HMRC. In this course we will explain how to get those costs to HMRC and will also advise the importance of ensuring the correct information is being declared. (30 minutes)

Please note: All AM sessions begin at 09:30 hrs and all PM sessions begin at 14:00 hrs.

Many courses are repeated during the year, to see a complete list of available dates for this course please visit the course description page for Freight Forwarding Essentials - Live

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