This book would be useful to colleges and universities as a set book at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This book deals with shipping, forwarding and customs clearing as well as related documentation and the challenges posed by these technical documents. The documentation requirements, logistical planning and execution and financial support to get this right is no easy task. In the first world universities have now been set up focusing on supply chain and logistics in international business, or divisions and faculties have been created to teach in this skills area and carry out research up to post-doctoral level as a national strategy to support industry and national policy and to maintain or reach world market leadership. One only needs to look at the UK, USA, China, Germany, France, Canada and Singapore and see the advances in shipping, supply chain and logistics education and research centres to see the central importance of this to national business excellence. There is also a great need for a firm engaging in international business to recruit and employ the most sophisticated, qualified and experienced personnel so as to reach its fullest potential.