X2 - Working with Bills of Lading

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This course is for delegates working with bills of lading in any import, export or merchanting model.

We look at the uses of the bill of lading, the over-use of the document and the abuses that the document suffers, most of which may be avoided.

We consider;
How to read a bill of lading: how to identify the original;
What is a bill of lading – the primary functions;
Whether a ‘house’ bill of lading a real bill of lading;
What action to take if a bill should be lost;
The alternatives to bills of lading;
...and which commercial terms require which types of bill of lading - specifically FOB and CIF contracts.

The ideal candidate will be a delegate who works with bills of lading on a regular basis but has perhaps acquired their skills so far by trial and error rather than by study.

Bills of lading are always subject to a given country’s laws and the workshop cannot cover every eventuality, however the core issues are addressed and the course fees include several hours of additional recorded training material, allowing the delegate further study and an opportunity to share their knowledge with colleagues.

In addition, each delegate also receives an electronic copy of the presentation material and a hyperlinked copy of the 5th Edition of Trading Words & Phrases.

Course costs include lunch and a certificate of attendance.  

This course is also available as an in-house event;

email phill@freighttraining.co.za to enquire further.