Once you know the production schedule and expected completion date, you can contact your freight forwarder and book space with your mode of transport of choice – usual sea or air freight for most overseas orders and rail and/or road freight for destinations in Africa (although road and/or rail freight will inevitably form part of the transportation solution even for shipments abroad). The freight forwarder will come back with confirmation that space has been booked with a particular carrier for a particular date. Where containers are involved, arrangements will be made to have these delivered to your premises for packing and collection a short while later. You will supply the freight forwarder with precise shipping instructions and these are communicated to the importer either by yourself or by the freight forwarder.