Albert Saphir (ABS Consulting) (above)
and Joe Espinosa (Florida Shipowners Group) have a better idea.
While industry talk swirls around big bureaucratic
organizations raising flags that education is key to attracting an enhanced
grade of executives into transportation, some fine old hands at professional
logistics—with successful track records and true teaching ability—are
conducting a private initiative in warm, sunny Florida next month to put
business-driven logistics solutions within reach.
“We are excited to announce our 4th
Maritime Logistics Training Course held in Sunrise, Florida, on April
15-16, 2015,” Albert Saphir told FlyingTypers.
Just last year Albert Saphir and Joe Espinosa
created a 2-day training course “based on industry request for practical
training and education.”
The duo offered the first course in February
2014, followed by two more in May and October, all of which were sold
“We wanted to develop a differentiated
educational program,” Albert said, “that provides hands-on,
practical, and useful information from industry veterans.
“We did not want to create just another
“For that reason attendance at each
course is limited to a small count of participants to allow for active
Q&A and much interaction between all attendees.
“We were pleasantly surprised with
the response we received on our first courses, especially the diversity
of the audience attending.
“The attendee profile of the past
three courses combined looked like this: 50 percent of attendees were
from South Florida, 50 percent from elsewhere in the USA or even foreign
countries (Mexico and Jamaica); 50 percent of attendees worked for beneficial
cargo owners (manufacturers, importers, exporters, cruise lines and trading
companies); 30 percent of attendees worked for freight forwarders, NVOCCs,
ocean carriers or airlines; 20 percent of attendees came from other international
trade services companies and local colleges.
“Also the balance between ‘experienced’
to ‘fairly new to the industry’ was also about 50/50 overall,
which was a great testament to the quality of the program and the diverse
audience it is able to address.
“We issue completion certificates
and have been approved for considerable continued education credits by
three certifying organizations: NCBFAA/NEI for 12.5 CE CES/CCS ; ISM for
12 CEH; and CSCMP 12 CEU SCPro Certification credits.”
Registration is open for the next workshop
scheduled for April 15-16. For more info: click here.
To register, click here.