Clearing and Forwarding

Clearing and Forwarding

In the modern business environment of just in time production and delivery, it has become even more important that traders are guaranteed fast and predictable time release of their goods. The traders are constantly concerned with the delay of clearing goods because it increases cost to their businesses. Delays in the release of goods are attributed to the complicated and non- transparent procedural requirements, bank transfer arrangements, documentary requirements and high cost of processing information.


Custom clearing and forwarding is one of the most significant parts of overseas transportation for both importers and exporters. The entire process involves many aspects. These include Calculation of fees for: Transportation, Taxes, Excise Duties etc. A customer clearing agent engages in communicating with both national as well as international government agencies.

What you will learn

Module 1: Introduction to Clearing & Forwarding and Terminologies

Module 2: The Freight Forwarding Business

Module 3: Transport Modes

Module 4: Shipping Role Players

Module 5: Vessel and Cargo Types

Module 6: Goods Classification and Duties

Module 7: International Customs and Shipping Documentation

Module 8: International Trade Law and Sales Contracts

Module 9: Incoterms

Module 10: International Payments

Module 11: Forwarding Operations

Who should study this course

This course is aimed at a person wishing to enter the Freight Forwarding Industry, a new recruit
starting in the industry, a receptionist or assistant in the Forwarding industry or someone who
wishes to complement or certify their existing knowledge base. It is also relevant for;

    Clearing and forwarding agents

    Exporters and Importers

    Strategic co-operation between Carriers

    Depots and Warehouses

    Marine Insurance

    Maritime Associations


Ocean Carrier and Ship Owners

Shipping Agents

International Ocean Freight Forwarders

Inland Carriers

Cargo Brokers

Ship Brokers

Customs and Excise duty agents

Ports, Harbors and Terminal Operators

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