Earn 5 CMUsOcean Freight RFPs
Making a strategic, informed procurement

Presenter: Valeriy Kucherenko, PMP, M.Eng

Original Air Date: January 22, 2020, 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 recent years 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 an important part in integrated transportation solutions. Properly evaluated, negotiated, and executed Ocean RFPs help to optimize supply chain, associated costs and risks.

Preparation and execution of ocean Request for Proposal (RFP) is an important part of transportation management. Many transportation managers, during the budgeting process and 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 which yield additional dividends for shippers, if taken into consideration. This webinar covers aspects of Ocean RFPs such as surcharges included in ocean freight, ocean pricing seasonality, RFP timelines, preparation steps and execution of buddings. Clear understanding and proper evaluation of available options allow shippers to determine the right balance between competitive pricing and quality of service, as well as optimize transportation costs by leveraging purchasing power.

After the webinar, participants will

  • Know fundamentals of ocean freight
  • Recognize importance of seasonality and other factors crucial for cost determination
  • Understand 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 conduct or plan on running ocean RFPs. Anyone in transportation and logistics interested in understanding the complexity involved in ocean freight pricing will also find this webinar informative.


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About the presenter:

Vakeriy Kucherenko, PMP, M.Eng, CCLP

Mr. Kucherenko is 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 15 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. The latest position is with Canadian Pacific Railway, where Valerii is involved in marketing and pricing for international container shipping lines.



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