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International Transportation & Logistics - Freight Forwarding    NEW!

As the world economy recovers, opportunities for U.S. companies to export their products increases. However, international shipping remains daunting for many new or inexperienced exporters, particularly small and medium-sized firms.

  • There’s an old adage that “cargo can only go as fast as the documents." Learn how to avoid common mistakes.
  • The international transportation and logistics supply chain industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in America.
  • A well-informed freight forwarder can increase business growth and lessen the impact of common, avoidable mistakes.
  • Today’s employers want to join the international marketplace. As a result, employers need employees who are knowledgeable in international trade and logistics.
  • Become more prepared and qualified to help your employer address the real-world challenges of exporters and importers. Become more valuable to your employer!
  • Exporting involves more than hiring someone who speaks another language to run your international department. Employers need the right people in the right positions to run the international operations. Employees have to stay on top of new regulations and requirements.
  • Be exposed to real life relatable examples to help your understanding of international business.
  • Knowledge of international business, transportation and logistics are now considered basic requirements of transportation, distribution and purchasing professionals. Individuals that embrace continued education in this area will grow their career.


This NEW 16-hour course will provide transportation and logistics professionals an in-depth knowledge of cargo, traffic management skills, and an understanding of the unique requirements of international transportation and logistics. Participants will gain insight into cargo handling related to required shipment documentation and communication, which will have a direct impact on your company’s performance, operations and increasing revenues. The course provides a high level viewpoint of real-world challenges importers and exporters face every day. Being able to successfully navigate the sequence of formalities critical to international freight forwarding can help advance your career. Upon completion of the course the participant will have practical knowledge of the forwarding of shipments by ocean and air.

Who Should Attend

  • Domestic transportation managers
  • Import/Export analysts and supervisors
  • Supply chain and logistics analysts
  • Distribution coordinator
  • Purchasing agents
  • International sales professionals

Textbook Included

Dictionary of International Trade - 11th Edition

Your Instructor

Tom Ming, previous vice president, International Operations at Landstar Global Logistics/Landstar Express America, is a senior international transportation and logistics professional with more than 40 years’ experience in international air and ocean freight transportation, logistics, freight forwarding and customer relations. This includes experience in global import/export cargo transportation as a carrier and a freight forwarder along with an awareness for export control and dangerous goods regulations compliance. His operations experience is blended with a business development mentality for global supply chain solutions including specific analysis on freight expense.

Ming is a past president and an active member of the First Coast Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Propeller Club of the Port of Jacksonville. He has been designated as a Qualified Individual by the Federal Maritime Commission and serves on the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Logistics Advisory Group and Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce International Committee.Ming earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from Clemson University.


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