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Metro Shipping has been offering multimodal international forwarding services since 1981.  Their solutions support every type of business and product including hazardous cargo and project shipments.  Metro has long-established partnerships with leading global brands and manufacturers, managing their supply chains – inbound and/or outbound at global, regional, or local levels.

They are involved in the automotive, chemical, foodstuff, industrial, manufacturing and retail/fashion sectors globally.  Metro transport bulk, dangerous goods and chemicals by conventional vessels and use specialised container equipment, including Flexitanks, ISO Tanktainers and Open-top.

Colin Smith, Career Development & Personal Skills Training Manager for Metro Shipping said, “Metro Shipping offers freight forwarding services for hazardous goods including chemicals, so we need to train our staff to a high level of competency in transporting those goods for our customers, including shipments by sea.

We have been purchasing the IMDG Code e-learning Consignor/Freight Forwarder course from Exis since 2015.  The flexibility and accessibility of the online training makes it a good option for training our new starters, many of whom have no previous knowledge of the IMDG Code regulations.  This particular course is tailored to a freight forwarder role/consignor role, so our staff are concentrating on the information that they need to ensure that our customers’ shipments are handled and transported in the safest way possible.  We have also helped our staff keep up-to-date with their IMDG Code training with the IMDG Code Refresher courses that Exis offers.”

IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective online training tool for all shore side staff involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods by sea. It gives high quality training that complies with both the general awareness and function specific training requirements in the IMDG Code.

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