Shipping Made Easy – Shipping Training for Book Publishers

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Shipping Made Easy – Shipping Training for Book Publishers & Port Tour

Training on all things shipping, combined with a port visit

Our comprehensive introduction to the shipping process includes a formal learning element in the form of a morning lesson followed by a port visit. The training will take place at Felixstowe Port.

The day is divided into two parts:

1.      A morning workshop led by industry expert Nigel Hackett of RMH Logistics.   Nigel will take you through the entire process from your product leaving the printer to arrival at the destination port or warehouse. We cover the terminology, the documentation required, the roles of the different players in the supply chain, palletisation, INCO terms, import procedures and the cost implications of the different shipping methods.

2.      A  tour of Felixstowe (depending on port access and activity) which will give you an appreciation for the scale of a container port and shipping operations.

Course Summary

Date: You decide – get in touch!| Duration: 1 Day | Start: 09:30 –  End 15.00 | Venue: Felixstowe | Trainer: Nigel Hackett  | Price: £275

What will I learn?

  • How shipping works

  • The available supply chain options and knowing what to ask and how to choose the most relevant solution

  • The terminology and what the different Incoterms mean

  • What to consider when shipping standard and non-standard books

  • Documentation requirements and how to get this right first time

  • Understand the cost implications of different shipping methods and what is most appropriate for your product

  • Learn what is important when selecting a new freight forwarder

Requirements for this course

Photo ID. Maybe sun cream, a raincoat or thermals! Think seasons here.

Nigel Hackett – Logistics & Freight Specialist

Nigel is the Managing Director of RMH Logistics Ltd, a logistics company specialising in the publishing and printing sectors. He likes fast cars!

Prior to that Nigel was the Managing Director of Hackett & Sea which he established in 1997.

Nigel spent seven years in children’s publishing as a Commercial Director and therefore has an understanding of publisher’s specific requirements and the industry ethos.

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  1. Nosy Crow February 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    The port tour was great with loads of opportunities to ask questions.

  2. British Library February 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Nigel was very clear and knowledgeable

  3. Imperial War Museums February 20, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Explanations were good and there was a good amount of discussion and questions. The trainer’s presentation was useful, also useful was simply meeting other buyers and comparing notes, and I also really appreciated the tour of the port to give an idea of the vast scale of the shipping industry which is hard to fathom without seeing it first hand

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