Transport is the essential link between supplier and receiver, and the aim is to receive the goods in good condition, when and where they are needed. This necessitates close collaboration be-tween procurement staff, the supplier and the transporter. The journey involved, whether over land, sea and/or air, may introduce certain costs and risks that can be mitigated by appropriate methods of dispatch, insurance coverage, suitable packaging instructions, and by considering the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the chain of transport events up until final delivery to the client