Typical work activities at APT Logistics

  • Typical work activities at APT Logistics

    Typical work activities at APT Logistics

    Activities vary depending on the type and size of employer but typically include:

    ·         investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking account of the  nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security;

    ·         arranging appropriate packing, taking account of climate, terrain, weight, nature of goods and cost, and the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination;

    ·         negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs;

    ·         obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with overseas countries’ regulations and fiscal regimes;

    ·         offering consolidation services by air, sea and road, ensuring cost-effective and secure solutions to small shippers who have insufficient cargo to require their own dedicated units;

    ·         liaising with third parties to move goods (by road, rail, air or sea) in accordance with customer requirements;

    ·         arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim;

    ·         offering tailored IT solutions and electronic data interchange (EDI) connections;

    ·         arranging payment of freight and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client;

    ·         arranging air transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door to door;

    ·         arranging charters for large volume, out-of-gauge or project movements by air and sea;

    ·         acting as broker in customs negotiations worldwide to guide the freight efficiently through complex procedures;

    ·         dealing with special arrangements for transporting delicate cargoes, such as livestock, food and medical supplies;

    ·         arranging courier and specialist hand-carry services;

    ·         working closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines;

    ·         maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit cost analysis;

    ·         acting as a consultant in customs matters;

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