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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Time Required
4 hours
Course Type
Online/Internet Based
Course Fee
Free of charge
Course Access
Open for enrolments

Working with a Freight Forwarder

Welcome to this module on working with a freight forwarder. You might be here because are new to exporting and want to explore what it is that freight forwarders do, as well as how best to work with them. Or, maybe you are already exporting successfully but want to better manage your relationship with your freight forwarder. In either case, the key point here is that a good freight forwarder will enable you to export more effectively.

They can give you access to significant cost savings, especially when compared to arranging international freight transport requirements yourself. However, despite these advantages you also need to understand, not just the commercial risks and regulatory risks involved in working with a freight forwarder, but also how to use freight forwarders to best effect to realize your export ambitions.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Explain what a freight forwarder does
Consider your current export arrangements and identify how the services of a freight forwarder can best help you in your exporting efforts
Evaluate your responsibilities and liabilities when engaging a freight forwarder
Effectively engage a freight forwarder in line with your business needs
Course certification
Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.
Course structure
Module 1
The Role of a Freight Forwarder
Module 2
Your Logistics Options and The Freight Forwarding Requirements They Entail
Module 3
Commercial and Regulatory Risks and Responsibilities When Working With a Freight Forwarder
Module 4
Working With Your Freight Forwarder and Giving the Right Instructions
Final Test