Shipping Course - Workshop & Port Tour
Course detail

This day long course combines theory with a unique quay crane tour and is designed to give you a good understanding of how the shipping process works.  Often the responsibility of the production department, managing the effective movement of your goods is an important aspect to get right.

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 Quay Crane tour at London Gateway Port or 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.


Logistics & Important Information

Delegates need to make their own arrangements to get to Standford-le-Hope (London Gateway Port) or Ipswich Felixstowe Port). Transfer from the station to the port are included, as are lunch and refreshments. 

Photo ID must be brought on the day (Passport/Driving Licence) as access may be denied without it.

Adverse weather may mean the visit has to be rescheduled. Delegates would be notified and offered an alternative date.


Who is the course aimed at?
Production staff or anyone working in publishing who needs a better understanding of the shipping process.

You will 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

"It was great, would recommend it for sure"

Jo Rooke – Michael O’Mara Books

Course summary
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Workshop and port visit
9.30 am
5.00 pm
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Nigel Hackett
£275 + VAT
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This course is run by:
Nigel Hackett is the Managing Director of RMH Logistics Ltd, a logistics company specialising in the publishing and printing sectors. Prior to that Nigel was the Managing Director of Hackett & Sea which he established in 1997. Nigel was educated at Cardiff University and held several positions in varying areas of commerce before entering the publishing sector. Nigel spent seven years in children's publishing as a Commercial Director and therefore has an understanding of publisher's specific requirements.