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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway saw the return of speed on Pole Day.
The 2012 four-lap average pole speed was a whopping 226.484 mph set by Ryan Briscoe. This year, the speedway saw drivers flirting with speeds around 229 mph.
Provisional pole winner Will Power was on the fringe of 230 mph with two laps at 229 mph each that contributed to a four-lap average of 228.844 mph. But the speedway s new Pole Day format spices things up with the fast-nine competition that pits the top nine qualifiers from the day on a shootout for the pole position.
Due to rain, though, the fast-nine was pushed to 6:30 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m. Each driver was left with only one attempt to re-qualify as opposed to the usual go-for-no run until the closing gun. The winner of the pole position receives $100,000 and 15 championship points. The idea was to create some excitement among the first three rows in the last 90 minutes of qualifying; on Saturday, fans at the track got just that.
Ed Carpenter, the Butler graduate who is now a self-financed driver-owner, recorded a four lap average of 228.762. Carpenter removed Power from the pole to take his own pole position in the Indianapolis 500 the first time in his career.
I knew we had a shot, Carpenter Said. I felt like coming in that we had a chance to be on the pole or inside the top ten To be on the pole for this race is a really big start of a dream come true and I hope it s a big start to a great month of May.
Rookie Carlos Munoz of Andretti Autosport blazed the field, qualifying second with a four-lap average of 228.342. The Indianapolis 500 will qualify positions 25 through 33 tomorrow.
Pole Day from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the books, and it will be Ed Carpenter on the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
Team Penske and Andretti Autosport drivers were the favorites heading into Pole Day at the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but it was owner/driver Ed Carpenter who came away victorious on Saturday.
Carpenter, who was born in Indianapolis, finished fifth during the regular qualifying session, but won the Fast Nine Shootout to secure pole position. He was the only driver in the shootout who wasn’t affiliated with either Team Penske or Andretti Autosport.
Indianapolis 500 rookie Carlos Munoz secured the second position, while Marco Andretti qualified third. Will Power finished first during regular qualifying, but will start sixth after a disappointing shootout. Ryan Hunter-Reay dropped from second during regular qualifying to seventh after the shootout.
There was plenty of action as teams attempted to secure their spot in the race. Townsend Bell had one of the more interesting days of qualifying as he went from in the field, to out, only to work his way back in. Bell qualified in 20th position on his first attempt, but scrapped the spot for another attempt. On his second attempt, Bell fell out of the top 24. He made a third and final attempt during the last few minutes of qualifying and was able to get back into the field in 22nd position.
Several drivers shuffled spots during the final few attempts of qualifying. Ryan Briscoe went from out of the top 24 to No. 23 on his final attempt, but he and other drivers near the bottom aren’t safe yet. Bump Day is set for Sunday as drivers who failed to qualify on Saturday will attempt to gain one of the 33 spots. Drivers currently in the top 24 could be in jeopardy if faster times are posted Sunday.
Here’s a look at the current top 24 following qualifying and the Fast Nine Shootout.
1. Ed Carpenter – 228.762
2. Carlos Munoz – 228.342
3. Marco Andretti – 228.261
4. EJ Viso – 228.150
5. AJ Allmendinger – 228.099
6. Will Power – 228.087
7. Ryan Hunter-Reay – 227.904
8. Helio Castroneves – 227.762
9. James Hinchcliffe – 227.070
10. J.R. Hildebrand, 227.441
11. Alex Tagliani, 227.386
12. Tony Kanaan, 226.949
13. Oriol Servia, 226.814
14. Justin Wilson, 226.370
15. Sebastien Bourdais, 226.196
16. Scott Dixon, 226.158
17. Dario Franchitti, 226.069
18. Takuma Sato, 225.892
19. Charlie Kimball, 225.880
20. James Jakes, 225.809
21. Simon Pagenaud, 225.674
22. Townsend Bell, 225.643
23. Ryan Briscoe, 225.265
24. Simona de Silvestro, 225.226
We live in an age of globalisation and our marketplace is no longer confined to our home country s border, but encompasses all nations. Trade with other countries that involves selling goods from one country to another needs freight services for the efficient transfer of goods. Freight services cover a wide range of complex freight and transportation requirements such as documentation, duties, customs clearance, and carrier selection. There are firms that provide quality freight services, and their assistance is invaluable. They are familiar with the various subtleties of freight services and can save their customers both time and money.
Someone exporting goods to another country for the first time should get in touch with a firm that has some prior experience in this field, has a proven track record and is very familiar with the intricacies of exporting. Working with an experienced and reputable company makes the whole job of importing and exporting a lot easier. A company that specializes in custom brokering and other freight services will be able to successfully navigate the whole process of moving goods across borders by land, air or sea. Their freight forwarders NZ1 services are of great value because they understand the importance of timely and efficient delivery of exported goods. They can assist you through all the customs clearance NZ2 formalities quickly and simply.
These firms can not only save you time, they can also save you money Because of their thorough knowledge and experience you will find yourself in an advantageous position and the whole job of importing or exporting will not seem like a task anymore. If just the thought of import duties makes you feel anxious, then just relax and contact a quality custom broker firm. They will take care of all the import duties NZ3 requirements and will save you money at the same time.
From sea freight to air freight a wide variety of services are offered by these firms. They can provide smooth and efficient transportation of goods and commodities, ensuring they arrive safely and timely at their destination. You can also get advice and guidance by these firms and use their knowledge and experience for a better trade. Choose your freight service company carefully, and select one that you are confident will offer the best freight services for your needs. You will then be on track to optimize the export side of your business and maximize its global potential and reach.
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2) Update shipment progress to local / oversea agents and customer with relevant documents or report.
3) Responsible in billing, invoicing, filing and sorting of documentation.
4) Track and trace daily all lifeted shipment with appropriate system.
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Forward Freight Services is a leading freight forwarding company and ISO 9001: 2008 certified airfreight, ocean, warehouse and road feeder service provider. We are also a licensed custom broker. Due to our expansion, we would like to invite aggressive, independent and qualified candidates to join us.
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Mar. 11 One of the most important issues facing companies conducting trade with China is the subject of taxes and duties imposed on goods imported into and exported out of the country. This is a complex subject, and rates and regulations differ of course from product to product, however there are general tax principles to follow, and we outline the most important issues foreign companies should be aware of below.
Importing to and exporting from China generally involves three types of taxes:
- Value-added tax;
- Consumption tax; and
- Customs duties.
1. Value-added Tax for Imported GoodsImported goods to China are subject to value-added tax (VAT), and the applicable tax rates are the same as those applied to goods sold within the domestic market (i.e. 17 percent, and 13 percent for some goods). VAT is payable on the day of customs clearance.
The input VAT imposed on importing goods can be used to deduct the output VAT paid when the imported goods are sold in the domestic market.
2. Consumption Tax for Imported GoodsItems subject to consumption tax (CT) include luxury products such as high-end watches, non-renewable petroleum products such as diesel oil, and high-energy consumption products such as passenger cars and motorcycles.
Import CT is collected either on an ad valorem basis or quantity basis, with tax rates and amounts varying greatly. CT should be paid within 15 days from the day that Customs issues the Import CT Bill of Payment.
3. Customs DutiesCustoms duties include import duties and export duties, with a total of 8,238 items taxed, according to China s 2013 Customs Tariff Implementation Plan ( 2013 Tariff Plan )1. Customs duties are computed either on an ad valorem basis or quantity basis.
Import DutiesDuty rates on import goods consist of:
- Most-favored-nation duty (MFN) rates;
- Conventional duty rates;
- Special preferential duty rates;
- General duty rates;
- Tariff rate quota (TRQ) duty rates; and
- Temporary duty rates.
MFN duty ratesMFN rates are the most commonly adopted import duty rates. They are much lower than the general rates which apply to non-MFN nations. They apply to the following goods:
- Goods imported to China from WTO member countries;
- Goods originating from countries or territories which have concluded bilateral trade agreements containing provisions on MFN treatment with China; and
- Goods that originated from China.
Conventional duty ratesConventional duty rates are applied to imported goods that originate from countries or territories that have entered into regional trade agreements containing preferential provisions on duty rates with China. Under the 2013 Tariff Plan:
- 1,875 imported goods originating from South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Lao adopt the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement conventional duty rates.
- Certain commodities from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chile, Pakistan, New Zealand, Singapore, Peru and Costa Rica are subject to conventional duty rates under the relevant free trade agreements.
- Some imports from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan enjoy tariff-free policies.
Special preferential duty ratesSpecial preferential duty rates are applied to imported goods originating from countries or territories with trade agreements containing special preferential duty provisions with China. They are generally lower than MFN rates and conventional duty rates.
Under the 2013 Tariff Plan, special preferential duty rates are applied to certain goods originating from 40 Least Developed Countries as classified by the United Nations. These countries include Ethiopia, Rwanda and Afghanistan.
General duty ratesGeneral duty rates are applied to imported goods originating from countries or territories that are not covered in any agreements or treaties, or of unknown places of origin.
Tariff rate quota duty ratesUnder tariff rate quota (TRQ) schemes, lowered tariff rates are applied to products imported within the quota. For example, according to the 2013 Tariff Plan, the TRQ rate for importing wheat within the quota is 1 percent, substantially lower than the MFN duty rate of 65 percent and the general duty rate of 80 percent.
Temporary duty ratesOccasionally, China sets temporary duty rates for certain imported goods. To boost imports and meet domestic demand in 2013, China implemented temporary tax rates lower than the MFN tariff on more than 780 imported commodities, including seasoning products, pacemakers, special-formula infant milk powder, and resources including kaolin, alfalfa and eiderdown.
Other duty ratesConsiderably higher rates may be implemented according to Chinese regulations regarding anti-dumping, anti-subsidies, and safeguard measures. Retaliatory tariffs could also be applied to goods originating from countries or regions that violate trade agreements with China.
Place of OriginIn order to apply the correct tariff rate, it is necessary to first determine the place of origin of the goods. According to China s place of origin regulations, where goods are completely sourced from one country (or territory), that country will be the place of origin of the goods, e.g. live animals born and bred, plants harvested, and minerals excavated in the country.
Where the goods are produced in two or more countries or territories, the country or territory where the goods undergo a final substantial change and completion is the place of origin of the goods.
The basic standard for determining substantial change is a change in tariff classification. Supplementary standards for determining substantial change include the ad valorem percentage method, which tests the value added percentage in the manufacturing or processing carried out in the country other than the country of the original materials.
Processing and treatment carried out for purposes of evading anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures will be disregarded. Customs is entitled to request a certificate of origin, i.e. a written document issued by the exporting country or territory stipulating the place of origin of the goods.
Duty ReliefDuty relief includes statutory duty relief, policy-based duty relief (or special tariff relief ), and temporary duty relief. Some items exempt from duties under statutory duty relief are:
- The duty amount to be paid for one consignment of goods if it is below RMB50.
- Advertising materials and trade samples of no commercial value.
Some goods are exempt from duties if they are re-exported or re-imported within six months after the import or export, for example:
- Goods to be exhibited or used at exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences and other similar events.
- Instruments, equipment and items to be used for scientific research and educational and medical activities.
- Other goods to be used for non-commercial purposes.
Policy-based duty relief includes:
- Scientific educational supplies;
- Special products for the disabled;
- Poverty alleviation supplies and charity donations;
- Processing trade products; and
- Goods traded in free trade zones and export processing zones.
Under special circumstances, the State Council may provide temporary duty relief for certain categories or batches of goods.
Duty Paying Value for Imported GoodsThe amount of import taxes and customs duty payable is calculated based on the price or value of the imported goods. This value is called the duty paying value (DPV). DPV is determined based on the transacted price of the goods i.e. the actual price directly and indirectly paid or payable by the domestic buyer to the foreign seller, with certain required adjustments.
DPV includes transportation-related expenses and insurance premiums on the goods prior to unloading at the place of arrival in China. Import duties and taxes collected by Customs are excluded from DPV.
Calculating Import Taxes and Duties PayableImport taxes and duties can be calculated after determining the DPV and the tax and tariff rates of the goods. The formulae are:
1. Value-added tax
- VAT payable = Composite assessable price VAT rate
Composite assessable price can be calculated as follows:
- Composite assessable price = DPV + Import duty + CT; or
- Composite assessable price = (DPV + Import duty)/ (1 CT rate)
2. Consumption tax
Ad valorem basis:
- CT Payable = Composite assessable price CT rate
- Composite assessable price = (DPV + Import duty)/ (1 CT rate)
- CT Payable = Quantity of taxable goods Tax amount per unit
- CT payable = Composite assessable price CT rate +Quantity of taxable goods Tax amount per unit
- Composite assessable price = (DPV + Import duty + Quantity of taxable goods Tax amount per unit) / (1- CT rate)
3. Import duties
Ad valorem basis:
- Duty payable = DPV Tariff rate
- Duty payable = Quantity of imported goods Amount of duty per unit
- Duty payable = DPV x Tariff rate + Quantity of imported goods x Amount of duty per unit
Import taxes and duty payable should be calculated in RMB using the benchmark exchange rate published by the People s Bank of China.
Export DutiesExport duties are only imposed on a few resource products and semi-manufactured goods. In 2013, China continues to levy temporary tariffs on exports including coal, crude oil, chemical fertilizers and iron alloy to conserve resources.
The tax base for export duties are the same as import duties i.e. the DPV. The DPV for export duties is based on transacted price, i.e. the lump sum price receivable by the domestic seller exporting the goods to the buyer. Export duties, freight-related expenses and insurance fees after loading at the export spot, and commissions borne by the seller are excluded.
Portions of this article came from the March 2013 issue of China Briefing Magazine titled, Trading with China2. This issue of China Briefing Magazine focuses on the minutiae of trading with China regardless of whether your business has a presence in the country or not. Of special interest to the global small and medium-sized enterprises, this issue explains in detail the myriad regulations concerning trading with the most populous nation on Earth plus the inevitable tax, customs and administrative matters that go with this.
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The China Tax Guide: Tax, Accounting and Audit (Sixth Edition)This edition of the China Tax Guide, updated for 2013, offers a comprehensive overview of the major taxes foreign investors are likely to encounter when establishing or operating a business in China, as well as other tax-relevant obligations. This concise, detailed, yet pragmatic guide is ideal for CFOs, compliance officers and heads of accounting who need to be able to navigate the complex tax and accounting landscape in China in order to effectively manage and strategically plan their China operations.9
Selling to ChinaIn this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we demystify some complexities of conducting business in China by introducing the main certification requirements for importing goods into the country; the basics of setting up a representative office; as well as the structure and culture of State-owned enterprise in China. Finally, we also summarize some of the export incentives available in several key Western countries.10
E-Commerce in ChinaIn this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we cover the current laws pertinent to the e-commerce industry in China, as well as introduce the steps involved in setting up an online shop in the country in order to help provide foreign investors with an overview of the e-commerce landscape in China.11
Sourcing From ChinaIn this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we outline the various sourcing models available for foreign investors and discuss how to decide which structure best suits the sourcing needs of your business. Perhaps the most important factors to consider when choosing a sourcing structure are your staffing requirements, your need for operational flexibility, and which option offers the greatest cost efficiencies. We compare how each of these factors match up with the available sourcing platforms in order to help foreign businesses find the best option for their specific sourcing needs.12
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Mar 6, 2013
The Panalpina Group looks back on a challenging year. Panalpina s exposure to Air Freight and Europe-related trade lanes meant that Group gross profit did not gain altitude in the past year. While gross profit remained practically unchanged at CHF 1,465 million, higher costs and various non-recurring charges totalling CHF 114 million impacted the bottom line. The provider of supply chain solutions reported a Group loss of CHF 70 million. While Air Freight disappointed, Logistics and Ocean Freight did better. Ocean Freight grew twice as fast as the market with volumes reaching a new record high of almost 1.4 million shipped containers. In view of the healthy net cash position, Panalpina plans an unchanged dividend payment of CHF 2.00 per share.
Our 2012 results are unsatisfactory, said CEO Monika Ribar. We did not manage to compensate for the setback in Air Freight. In Ocean Freight and Logistics we considerably expanded our business despite a slowing market growth, but it was simply not sufficient. On the cost side we did not react fast enough.
Gross profit impacted by weak Air Freight and weak European imports
Net forwarding revenue in 2012 increased by 2% to CHF 6,617 million (CHF 6,500 million in 2011). Group gross profit came down slightly by 1% to CHF 1,465 million (CHF 1,477 million in 2011). Solid organic gross profit growth in Logistics (+8% to CHF 378 million) and Ocean Freight (+5% to CHF 460 million) was overshadowed by a set-back in Air Freight where gross profit decreased by 9% to CHF 627 million in 2012. Accordingly, the contribution of Air Freight to Group gross profit decreased in 2012 while the share of Ocean Freight and Logistics increased: In 2012, Panalpina generated 43% of its gross profit in Air Freight (47% in 2011), 31% in Ocean Freight (29% in 2011) and 26% in Logistics (24% in 2011).
The region Americas recorded gross profit growth of 3% to CHF 444 million. U.S. imports slowed in the fourth quarter of 2012 but were comparatively strong over the whole year. Latin American imports and exports slowed but still grew. European imports, particularly from Asia, as well as exports, were weak throughout the year. The EMEA region recorded a gross profit of CHF 716 million, 2% less than in 2011. In Asia Pacific gross profit decreased by 3% to CHF 304 million in 2012.
Panalpina Group: Results for the Full Year 2012 and the fourth quarter
(CHF million) 2012 2011 Q4 2012 Q4 2011 Net forwarding revenue 6,616.6 6,499.6 1,688.0 1,647.9 Gross profit 1,465.0 1,477.0 358.4 376.7 EBITDA 36.5 212.1 9.5 48.5 EBIT (37.4) 174.2 (32.3) 38.7 Consolidated profit (70.2) 127.4 (51.2) 28.8 Non-recurring items: operating expenses (84.6) – (12.7) – impairment of intangible assets (11.6) – (11.6) – goodwill impairment (18.0) – (18.0) – underlying EBITDA 121.1 212.1 22.2 48.5 underlying EBIT 76.8 174.2 10.0 38.7
Air Freight suffered from exposure in Hi-tech and Telecom
With a decrease of more than 2%, the global air freight market shrank for the second year in a row in 2012. Perishables and fashion goods were the only commodities showing market volume growth in 2012, whereas the high-tech and telecoms sectors, where Panalpina has a high exposure, saw the heaviest declines. Panalpina, being traditionally strong in Europe, also suffered from the fact that only one Europe-related trade lane, namely Latin America to Europe, saw market growth. Latin American exports and Intra-Asia were in fact the only trade lanes where the market grew last year. In 2012, Panalpina transported 801,000 tons of Air Freight, 6% less than in 2011. The weight and size per shipment in Air Freight decreased substantially in 2012, particularly in Hi-tech and Telecom, but stabilized in the last quarter of 2012. As a result, Hi-tech and Telecom accounted for 31% of Panalpina s Air Freight tonnage in 2012, down from 36% in 2011. Gross profit per ton decreased by 4% to CHF 782 compared to CHF 811 in the previous year. Pressure on GP per ton in the last quarter came mostly from increasing carrier rates and a small number of high-volume customers.
Ocean Freight gained market shares and recorded highest volumes ever
Global container traffic (market) grew by approximately 3% in 2012. None of the European import trade lanes grew in 2012 and U.S. exports also decreased. Significantly more containers were shipped between Asia and Africa (both ways), Asia and Latin America (both ways), from the Middle East to Asia and from Europe to Latin America as well as Africa. Panalpina s Ocean Freight division transported 1,388,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2012, 6% more than in 2011 and a new record for the company. Gross profit per TEU of Ocean Freight remained practically stable at CHF 332 (-1%). Carriers freight rates gradually softened after steep increases in the year s first-half.
Logistics expanded footprint
In Logistics, Panalpina further expanded its warehousing and distribution activities including Value-Added Services (VAS). VAS is the collective term for Panalpina s inbound, warehousing, production, distribution and aftermarket activities. In short, whenever a box is opened or handled, Panalpina takes action to add value to it. Panalpina s new approach to Logistics has proven successful as the division expanded its footprint. In 2012, Panalpina introduced the software RedPrairie as a global standardized Logistics platform, established four Logistics Competence Centers and opened several new logistics centers bringing the total warehousing space under management to more than 1.2 million square meters.
Higher costs and various non-recurring charges
Personnel expenses before non-recurring items increased by 4% to CHF 930 million for the whole year compared to 2011. However, personnel expenses started to decline in the fourth quarter as the Group s profitability improvement program showed first effects. The increase in other operating expenses (before non-recurring items) in 2012 by 11% to CHF 414 million can mainly be attributed to the expansion of the Logistics business (warehousing and distribution facilities) and increasing IT costs.
Extraordinary provisions for EU and Swiss antitrust fines (CHF 59.2 million) had to be made in the first quarter of 2012 and for accrued salaries of leaving employees in the third and fourth quarter (CHF 12.7 million each). Together with the goodwill write-off for Grieg Logistics of CHF 29.6 million in the fourth quarter the total of non-recurring charges in 2012 amounted to CHF 114.2 million.
Underlying EBITDA of CHF 121 million
Due to the weak Air Freight and higher cost base the underlying EBITDA fell to CHF 121 million(-43% from CHF 212 million in 2011). The underlying EBITDA-to-gross profit margin decreased to 8.3%, down from 14.4% in 2011. The higher cost base and various non-recurring charges led to a Group loss of CHF 70 million in 2012 (consolidated profit of CHF 127 million in 2011).
Proposals to the Annual General Meeting
In light of the healthy net cash position, the Board of Directors is going to propose an unchanged dividend payment of CHF 2.00 per share to the Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2013. This is equivalent to an amount of approximately CHF 47.3 million and a dividend yield (based on 2012 year-end share price) of 2.2%.
The market environment will remain difficult and volatile and we are therefore very cautious regarding forecasts for 2013. We will have to stay very vigilant so that we can take necessary actions fast, said Monika Ribar. We have already introduced a number of important measures aimed at reducing costs and improving our operating margins. Given our high exposure to cyclical industries and the trend to lighter shipments in certain product categories, we are also critically reviewing our customer portfolio in Air Freight. In Ocean Freight, we will build on the positive development. In 2013, Panalpina will continue to invest in Logistics to grow this part of the business.
The Panalpina Group is one of the world s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 80 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 80 countries. Panalpina employs around 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards wherever and whenever.
Contract opportunity for Import/Export Controller based in the Portsmouth area.
-Day to day responsibility for managing US and UK export control activities
-Compile and manage TAA and ATT applications
-Compile TAA and ATT applications in conjunction with the Import/Export department.
-Ensure that the compliance plan in place to safeguard exports of US and UK export controlled material and to prevent unauthorised re-transfer or access is adhered to.
-Liaise with the various functions within the COM to ensure compliance with US and UK export controls.
-Ensure that a record is maintained of all US licenses and Technical Assistance Agreements.
-Ensure that the scope, constraints and provisos contained within the licences and TAAs have been communicated to all individuals
-Maintain records as required by the US and UK export control regulations and ensure that they are available for audit.
-Maintain an accurate record system, of ITAR controlled transactions for the COM and provide this to Import Export on a monthly basis.
-Ensure any persons in the COM hold an Authority to Transmit (AtTT) for UK Military technology where applicable.
-Ensure any persons under their area of responsibility hold an Authorisation to take a Portable Electronic Device overseas where applicable.
-Ensure any potential issues are escalated through the Import/Export dept by completing the “RP’s Import/Export Escalation Form” and submitting to their sites Lead Practitioner
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To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
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Job Vacancy: Business Development Manager – Freight Forwarding – Essex
An experienced Air and Ocean Business Development Manager is required by a leading global freight forwarder to develop new and existing business in the Essex, Kent, Suffolk & Herts and London regions. The position holder will actively target new customers promoting a full range of services whilst managing, retaining and increasing profit from existing accounts in the area. A competitive salary and excellent career opportunity awaits the successful applicant.
- Experienced in Air and Sea freight sales – Excellent knowledge of the customer base within the territory – Pro-active and tenacious in approach – Target and Profit focussed
All applicants must be eligible to work in the EU.
Should your application for the position of Business Development Manager – Freight Forwarding – Essex be successful, you will be contacted within 72 hours.
Failure in selection for this position will not affect applications for other positions we currently have advertised.
As specialists in the Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Aviation, Logistics, Relocations and Courier industries, we are always looking for exceptional / highly experienced candidates. If you feel you have the necessary experience in any of the above sectors, please forward your C.V. and we will be happy to assist you in finding a new position.
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