TPM Academy: Best Practices for Auditing Ocean Freight Invoices
Negotiating a detailed ocean transportation agreement with a carrier is one thing; getting billed what was agreed to can be an entirely different story. In an industry where it’s accepted practice to list multiple charges on a single invoice, beneficial cargo owners need to be sure the freight invoices they receive from carriers and 3PLs are 100 percent consistent with the underlying contract or quote. A natural continuation of the class on negotiating ocean contracts, this topic provides importers and exporters with insights on how to audit freight invoices at the line level. With an emphasis on upfront collaboration between shippers, carriers, forwarders, and customs brokers that helps to reduce billing issues in the first place, participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to audit freight invoices quickly and accurately.