Long beach City College Offers Certificate In International Shipping & Customs Procedures

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College is now offering the live, on-line version of its six-week training program entitled, “International Transportation & US Customs Clearance Procedures.”

This 24-hour program takes a deep dive approach into three subjects related to importing into the United States: Ocean transportation, air freight and US Customs & Border Protection import procedures. Designed for people new to the logistics business, as well as industry veterans that need a brush-up, the college says this is the most comprehensive program of its kind in the entire country.

Topics to be covered during this fast-paced and real-world oriented program include:

-Full Container Load & Less-than-Container-Load ocean shipping

-Import Operating Models: Buyer’s Consolidation vs. Trans-Load

-Pricing structure of the U.S. import maritime industry -Consolidated air freight shipping

-Pricing structure of the U.S. air import industry

-Classification & Valuation of goods for entry into the U.S.

-How to interpret U.S. Customs & Border Protection Regulations (19 CFR)

-How to use the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

By Sarah Spangler