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Freight Forwarders
District Of Columbia

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Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Calculate weight, volume, or cost of goods to be moved.
  • Inform clients of factors such as shipping options, timelines, transfers, or regulations affecting shipments.
  • Prepare shipping documentation, such as including bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, or certificates of origin.
  • Provide shipment status notification to exporters, consignees, or insurers.
  • Complete customs paperwork.
  • Verify proper packaging and labeling of exported goods.
  • Prepare invoices or cost quotations for freight transportation.
  • Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, transit times, or security needs.
  • Keep records of goods dispatched or received.
  • Arrange for applicable duties, taxes, or paperwork for customs clearance.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Laser fax machine
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Compliance software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Office suite software

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