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International air cargo transport (e-Learning Course)

Online Professional Course - International air cargo transport (4 ECTS)

Structure of the Professional Course “International Air Cargo Transport” taught by EENI Global Business School:

  1. Introduction to the International air cargo transport
  2. Air cargo supply chain
  3. Air cargo transport documents flow. AWB Air Waybill
  4. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The Chicago Convention
    1. The Montreal Convention (Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air)
  5. International Air Transport Association (IATA). e-AWB
  6. Loading devices for the Air Transport
  7. Insurance and costs of the international air cargo transport
  8. Economic benefits of the Air Cargo Services
  9. The global air transport market
  10. Air transport in the European Union (EU) and Latin America
  11. Single African Air Transport Market
  12. Main airports of the world

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Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)

  1. Credits: 4 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: 4
    weeks It is recommended to dedicate about twelve hours of study per week following a flexible schedule. It is possible to reduce the duration dedicating more hours a week
  3. Tuition Fees: EUR 96
  4. Open Online Enrolment
  5. Requires an average dedication of 12 hours per week
  6. Download the syllabus of the Course (PDF)

The objectives of the course are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the International Air Transport in Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
  2. To analyse the role of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  3. To know the air cargo supply chain
  4. To analyse the documentary flow and the documents related to the air transport (Air Waybill AWB, e-AWB) and how to fill them out
  5. To learn about the main conventions related to the Air Transport of goods
  6. To know the global situation of the International Air Transport

Sample - International air cargo transport:
e-AWB. International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English

  1. Also
    available in For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).
    Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte aéreo Study, Master in International Business in French Transport aérien Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Air transport

This course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the Professional Course: “in the International Air Transport” issued by EENI Global Business School.

Students - Master in International Business

This course belongs to the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI:
  1. Logistics Courses: Transport in Africa, Marine Transport, Multimodal
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

General Air Cargo Documents Flow (OACI) Course





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The International air cargo transport is developing at an increasing rate in the recent years, the air carriers have been able to offer an ever widening range of services.

The most important feature of this type of transport is the speed, becoming an irreplaceable type of transport for the perishable goods (fish, flowers, etc.) and for high value products.

  1. Freight transport costs can be paid in advance or at destination and even against reimbursement.
  2. Fares of the air freight shall be considered both weight and volume, without there being a volume penalty, except when the volume / weight ratio is greater than 6 to 1.
  3. When calculating the air fares, the IATA Stowage Coefficient is used: Pv.
  4. The most often used Incoterm is the FCA.

IATA, the International Air Transport Association, is the global organisation that brings together the regular airlines and the companies that transport the great mass of the national and international traffic.

AWB air transport documentation.

Air Waybill (AWB) International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

The AWB (Air Waybill) is issued by airlines in sets of three originals and at least six copies. It can also be issued by an agent of the company.

Air transport documents

  1. Air cargo manifest
  2. Air waybill
  3. House air waybill
  4. Master air waybill
  5. Certificate of Origin
  6. Consignment security declaration (CSD)
  7. Customs release export
  8. Customs release import
  9. Dangerous Goods Declaration
  10. Export cargo declaration (departure)
  11. Export goods declaration
  12. House cargo manifest
  13. Import cargo declaration (arrival)
  14. Import goods declaration
  15. Invoice
  16. Packing list

The largest international traffic airport in the world is the John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, United States).

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.

Related topics: Maritime transport - Road transport - Rail transport - Incoterms® 2020.

International Civil Aviation Organisation. Chicago Convention

Training program recommended for the students from Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Case Study: Ethiopian Airlines



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