About Freight Forwarding
A forwarder is a master logistician who uses a variety of shipping methods including ships, airplanes, trucks, and rail to ensure that delivery is made in the quickest and cheapest way possible.
Freight forwarders often work internationally organizing the movement of goods between countries. They need to know each country’s export and import regulations as well as the details of waybills, licences, insurance, and other essential documents.
The ChallengeCompetitors will be tested in the following areas:
- Solve issues that arise in the normal course of business through effective customer service.
- The proper application of procedures for the movement of goods across road, rail, air and sea will be evaluated.
- Judges are looking for the use of law and accounting principles
- Competitors use information and communication technology to source suppliers, obtain quotes, track orders, and manage invoicing
Mr John Iversen
Director, Special Projects – Asia
C.H. Robinson Project Logistics Pte Ltd
Deputy Chief Expert
Ms Gina Toh
DAP Asia Pacific (S) Pte Ltd
Ms Phyllis Ling
School of Technology for the Arts
Mr Ramanathan Mohandas
School of Engineering