On Thursday 11th April, one of the largest freight forwarders and established recruitment agencies joined together in order to provide training to 15 shipping industry professionals. The idea behind the workshop was for those working in the industry, experienced or not, to gain further knowledge.
What was the Workshop About?
You only need to work in the Shipping and Logistics industry for a week to realise that it is full of freight terminology and idiosyncrasies. This can make a Shipping Manager’s life difficult, especially when most of the time people speak in jargon.
The workshop covered a range of topic that all professionals should know when working in the industry. The topics discussed were: • Shipping Processes • Shipping Terms • Inco terms • Shipping Modes • Letters of Credit • IPR /OPR • LCL v’s FCL • Documentation • Country specific idiosyncrasies and more!
Who attended the workshop?
15 different professionals attended the workshop all coming from different backgrounds and job titles ranging from Shipping Co-ordinators, Logistics Managers, Administrators, Procurement Managers and Team Leaders.
Who provided the Training?
The event was hosted at Rubicon’s prestigious offices in Poole. Rubicon provide a unique consultancy approach to staffing solutions for a number of successful businesses across the South. Their Great Chamber is a restored 16th century medieval room and provided a fantastic set up for the day with full refreshments provided.
The Training element was presented by Frank Dixie, Managing Director of PSP Logistics. Read more about PSP here.
Frank Dixie moved to Hampshire in 1978 and following assessment of market needs, formed his own company, Chandler Freight Lines which eventually merged with bulk liquid giants Trans Ocean Distribution Ltd. During his time at Trans Ocean, Frank opened offices in China, Russia and Australia. In 1998 Frank and his fellow directors made a successful bid to buy the forwarding division from Trans Ocean and immediately created Premier Shipping and Packing (PSP).
In 2011 Frank’s impressive role within the boat transportation industry was officially recognised as he was named ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the South Coast Business Awards. Judges cited his willingness to take risks on his passionate journey to establish himself in the market of boat transportation as the winning factor.
It is safe to say; Frank is a leading expert in the industry and provided a highly valuable day to all.
Congratulations to all 15 attendees that successfully completed the workshop and received their certificates. All feedback from the day was extremely positive, with many commenting how great Frank was, how engaging and smoothly the workshop was executed and how they have been left with some great insights into the world of shipping.
These workshops are run regularly and are provided free of charge. Spaces are limited however, and are booked on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in our next workshop, please register your interest here: /contact-us/