Earn 5 CMUsOcean Freight RFPs
Making a strategic, informed procurement

Presenter: Valeriy Kucherenko, PMP, M.Eng, Senior Sales Executive, C.H. Robinson

Air Date: June 20, 2018, 12-1 PM ET

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CMUs: Certified CITT members earn 5 CMUs for their first viewing of this webinar (live or recorded). 

International trading has increased enormously in recent years due to the acceleration of globalization. In 2011, international trade accounted for nearly 60% of global output. Global seaborne container trade is believed to account for approximately the same 60% of all world cargo transported by water and plays important part in integrated transportation solutions. Properly evaluated, negotiated, and executed Ocean RFPs help to optimize supply chain, associated costs and risks.

Proper preparation and execution of ocean Request for Proposal (RFP) is important part of transportation management. Many transportation managers, during the budgeting process and during operational execution of ocean shipments, prefer to procure service on case-by-case basis driven by factors such as price and transit time. However there are additional aspects that will yield further dividends for shippers, if taken into consideration.

The webinar will cover aspects of Ocean RFPs such as surcharges included in ocean freight, ocean pricing seasonality, ocean RFP timelines, preparation steps and execution of biddings. Clear understanding and proper evaluation of the available options allow shippers to determine the right balance of competitive pricing and quality of service, as well as optimize transportation costs through leverage of purchasing power.

After the webinar, participants will:

  • Know the fundamentals of ocean freight
  • Recognize the importance of seasonality and other factors important for cost decisions
  • Understand the framework and preparation of an ocean RFP
  • Be able to run bidding and agree on terms

Who should watch this webinar?

This webinar will be invaluable for shippers who currently conduct or plan on conducting ocean RFPs. Anyone in transportation and logistics interested in understanding the complex factors around ocean freight pricing will also find this webinar informative.

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About the presenter:

Valeriy Kucherenko, PMP, M.Eng, Senior Sales Executive, C.H. Robinson

Mr. Kucherenko is highly experienced at different levels of maritime transportation and supply chain industry specialist with broad knowledge gained in leading Fortune 150 and CPG companies. He has thirteen years of diversified experience with record of accomplishment in designing new strategies and driving change initiatives

He has completed four international assignments in the USA, Spain, Italy, Russia and Canada and has strong knowledge of local markets in North America, Europe and Russia, holding various positions in all three regions. Multinationally experienced professional with specialized M.I.S.E. (Maersk International Shipping Education) background gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark.