Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shipping 101 Training Course Set for September

By Mark Edward Nero

Web-based trade compliance software company Artemus Transportation Solutions is scheduled to hold its Global Commerce-International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 course Sept. 15-19 at the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound.

September’s event will mark the third time the course has been held at the Exchange.

“We have had truckers, port employees, lawyers and teachers take this course and they all have a common goal to understand the basics of shipping,” Marine Exchange of Puget Sound Executive Director John Veentjer said. “Through the course, they are able to effectively apply the information at their respective workplace, which is why we think it is beneficial for the community.”

The comprehensive, four-and-a-half day class began in Virginia in 2004, and has since expanded to New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Houston as well as Seattle/Tacoma. Those completing the course can gain a solid foundation in international trade and transportation, according to Artemus, including critical work processes, compliance requirements and different modes of transportation.
“The shipping industry is so diverse, and that is why this comprehensive course is beneficial to anyone in the industry,” Artemus President/CEO Steve Pniewski said. “We have the entry-level employees from the shipping companies come in, but we also see NVOCC/FF staff, importers, exporters, insurance agents, professors or lawyers in the maritime industry take this course so they have a better understanding of their clients.”

The course can also earn higher education credits for participants: continuing education students will be eligible to receive 3.2 CEU from Old Dominion University after completion of the program. It also carries 20 CCS/CES Credits through the National Customs House Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association.

Cost to attend the five-day program is $995 for Marine Exchange of Puget Sound members and $1,095 for non-members. More information is available at http://marexps.com/about/shipping_101 or by calling Artemus at (866) 744-7101.