Logistics, Distribution & Shipping Online Seminar


Logistics plays a key role in the supply chain.

This seminar will highlight the importance and the key role of freight forwarders, logistics companies and 3PL play in this role.

It will cover all types of logistics airfreight, sea freight, road freight, courier, and explain the differences between such services, including the benefits of each and what type of companies can operate each sort.

You will also learn about various options available when moving goods for clients. From customs formalities to understanding key documentation that is required when moving goods from or into the UK. 

The course will finish with an overview and a group exercise going through the areas covered in the course.

Learning outcomes

The course will cover:

  • Definitions of air freight, sea freight, road freight, couriers
  • The difference between Standard, Euro, Square pallets
  • FCL x LCL x Groupage for competitiveness
  • Calculating pallets under different modes of transport
  • Explanation of volume x weight
  • Group exercise on understanding calculations
  • Understanding the loading requirements for air freight, sea freight, road freight, couriers
  • Incoterms 2020 - understanding the risk involved
  • Marine insurance
  • Hazardous cargo and the importance of correct DGNS and paperwork
  • The role of the forwarder in international trade
  • Brexit overview
  • Commodity / HS / Tariff codes - the importance of getting it right
  • Deferment account
  • Customs C88 and SAD forms
  • Group exercise on filling out a declaration:
    1. The role of your customer
    2. Commercial invoices
    3. Packing list
    4. Clear instructions
    5. Importance of documentation that is required from your customers
  • Examples and group exercises on:
    1. Air Way Bill
    2. Bill Of Lading 
    3. CMR
    4. Tracking Numbers  
    5. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
    6. An overview of the topics covered today

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge. 

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Freight Forwarders
  • Clearing Agents
  • Warehouse Operations 
  • Ports
  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Logistics
  • Distribution

Our professional export training is now live online

Date: 21 January 2021 

Time: from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Online discounted cost: 


£147 (excluding VAT) Regular Customers / Chamber Members

£177 (excluding VAT) Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members


Usual cost: 

Regular Customers / Chamber Members £227 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £257 +VAT

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