Containers and International Transportation

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Syllabus of the Online Subject - Containers and International Transportation. Conventions

  1. Introduction to the Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (BIC) / International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport
  2. Container marking: code, number, Combined Data Plate, Mandatory Operational Marks
  3. Freight Containers-coding, Identification and Marking (BIC Code)
  4. BoxTech Global Container Database
  5. International Party Identification and Location Codes (LOCODES)
  6. International conventions related to containerization:
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) 1972
    2. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) 1972
    3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)

The objectives of the Subject “Containers and International Transportation” are the following.

  1. To understand the role of the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport
  2. To understand the importance of containerisation in international transport
  3. To know the marking requirements for containers (BIC Code, plates, identification...)
  4. To analyse the main international conventions related to containerisation

Example of the Online Subject - Containers and International Transportation:
Containers and International Transportation, Course


The Subject “Containers and International Transportation” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Logistics Courses: International Transport, Maritime Transport, Multimodal, Road, Rail, Air, Transport in Africa
  2. Course: Foreign Trade Assistant
  3. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  4. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  5. Doctorates: International Logistics, Global Trade

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Contenedores Study, Master in International Business in French Conteneurs Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Contentores.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.





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Description of the Online Subject - Containers and International Transportation.

The Bureau International des Containers (International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport) was founded in 1933 as a neutral, non-profit international organisation whose mission is to promote the safe and sustainable expansion of containerisation and intermodal transport.

The International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC) publishes and maintains the BIC Code Register since 1970. The BIC Code is a container owner code.

  1. The BIC Code allows an adequate identification of the containers and facilitates the crossing of borders without delays.
  2. BIC Code or ISO Alpha Codes: International Identification Codes of Container Owners
  3. ISO 6346 Standard: Coding, identification and marking of cargo containers.

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted by:

  1. World Customs Organisation
  2. Customs Convention on Containers
  3. TIR Convention
  4. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  5. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  6. International Chamber of Shipping
  7. International Air Transport Association (IATA)

International Party Identification and Location Codes (LOCODES) of the United Nations: encoded geographic identification

The International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC) is an observer member in:

  1. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  2. World Customs Organisation (OMA)
  3. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) of the United Nations (UN)

The International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC) is an observer member

Currently, the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport has more than 2,300 companies that operate containers in more than 127 countries.

ILU Code for Road-Rail Combined Transport

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

International conventions of the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport that have contributed to the expansion of containerisation:

  1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) 1972
  2. Istanbul Convention de 1990
  3. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) 1972

International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Course

Customs Convention on Containers (CCC), Course

Convention relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul)

In 1933, the International Chamber of Commerce created the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport

Headquarters of the International Office for Containers and Intermodal Transport: Paris (France)

Source: International Office for Containers and Intermodal Transport

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport



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