Logistics & INCOTERMS 2020

General information
Dates and venues: Postponed 15 Apr - 18 Apr. 2024 in Virtual Class, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Duration: 4 days
Further information:

Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Monday 15th April - Thursday 18th April 2024

13:00pm - 16:30pm, all 4 days, UTC+2 (Copenhagen Summer Time)

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Course registration information

$1275 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 15 Mar. 2024
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Designed for

This course is designed for those working in the public sector interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of appropriate use of Incoterms 2020 and logistical arrangement. Specifically, it is relevant to those working in the procurement function, logistics, contract management and who are either new to the work or have worked in the function for some time, but have not previously undertaken formal training. 



By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand allocation of tasks, costs, and risks to buyer/seller according to Incoterms 2010
  • Use appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements
  • Understand the pros and cons of using different Incoterms
  • Understanding of the need for and types of insurance 
  • Incorporate contract management clauses, containerization, pre-shipment inspection,  payment terms
  • How to reduce the risk of loss and damage
Topics to be covered
  • Incoterms 2020 and their appropriate use
  • Modes of transportation
  • Packing and marking
  • Loss prevention
  • Customs clearance procedures and documentation
  • Need for insurance and different types of coverage 

“A clear understanding of the principles of effective logistical arrangements and to understand methods of mitigating risks and to optimize the organisation’s logistical activities”
“The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a logistical exercise appropriate to the value/risk of the goods being transported”

Tutor profile
Marco Sosted
Marco Sosted

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.