Worth 16 CES CEUs, this is the initial foundation course in GISTnet's career development sequence in U.S. ocean forwarding and NVO operations. It addressed fundamentals of cargo transportation applicable to all modes (e.g., role of the forwarder, cargo transportation imperatives, operational characteristics of each mode, types of shipper-carrier relationships, government regulation, tariffs, types of freight rates).
It is designed for use as:
- "Jump-starting" training for entry-level staff
- In service (fill-in-the-gaps) training for personnel already engaged in ocean forwarding and NVO operations whose initial training was limited to immediate operational tasks.
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