International Logistics and Freight Forwarding Manual: A Street-Smart Guide to International Trade and Transportation

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Burke, Russell John, 2011 - 730 pages
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The International Freight Forwarding and Logistics Manual is used throughout Australia in the training of International Freight Forwarders, and in colleges as a reference and practical guide in the study of International Transport and Trade.This edition is a complete revision and expansion, and covers most factors involved in International Freight Forwarding, Trade and Transport. It aims to provide the reader, whether a forwarder, trader, customs broker, or simply an interested student, with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable the achievement of the common objectives of traders and forwarders when selling, buying and moving cargo internationally.The book includes a Dictionary of Terms and chapters on the following topics: The International Forwarding & Customs Broking Industry in Australia; Sale Contracts and Incoterms«; Shipping & Aircargo Services; Australian Domestic Transport ┐ An Overview; Freight Rates & Shipment Costs; Route Selection; Export Bookings, Clearances, & Cargo Receival in Australia; Packing, Stowing, Marking and Containerisation of Cargo; Cargo Insurance; Surveys and other inspections of cargo; Australian Government export/import controls and processes; Duty Drawback & the Tradex Scheme; Documentation, including many samples of documents; Contracts of Carriage, International Conventions relating to the Carriage of Goods, Bills of Lading and Air Waybills; Special Cargoes - Perishables, Art Works, High value, and Exhibition goods; Dangerous Goods Transportation; Aviation Transport Security; Foreign Country Import Formalities;Written in easy to understand language, the book provides a vast amount of valuable information, and is an essential tool for reference libraries or for persons studying International Trade or Logistics.

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