International Transport and Logistics (Course)

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Online Course: “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics” (5 ECTS)

The Online Course “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics” (5 ECTS, in English) taught by EENI Business School & HA University consists of four subjects:

  1. Introduction to international transport
  2. Containerisation
  3. International transport documents
  4. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

1- Introduction to International Transport and Logistics applied to foreign trade

  1. International Logistics and foreign trade
  2. International transport chain
  3. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  4. Selecting a mode of international transport
  5. Documents, costs and insurance of international transport
  6. Case Study:
    1. FEDEX
    2. UPS
  7. Export Packaging
    1. Importance of an appropriate export packaging
    2. Types of packaging materials
    3. Electronic tagging
    4. Marks on packaging

Legislative texts related to international transport of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

  1. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Rotterdam Rules) (1978)
  2. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of a correct logistics and transport management for international trade
  2. To analyse the modes of transport (marine, air, road, train, and multimodal) and their characteristics
  3. To familiarise the student with the different types of packaging, packaging materials, pallets and containers, packing marks, modes of transport and packaging, and the criteria to be used when selecting an appropriate packaging for particular shipments
  4. To know how to calculate the logistic costs of an export or import
  5. To analyse the role of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in international transport

This will be achieved by:

  1. Analysing the factors to consider when selecting a mode of transport
  2. Learning about the logistics process and the different concepts involved in logistics
  3. Examining the different logistical infrastructures
  4. Analysing the factors to be considered when choosing a logistics company
  5. Examining the various transport and insurance documents that are required when importing and exporting

2- Containers and international transport

  1. Introduction to containerisation
  2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  3. International Convention for Safe Containers
  4. Convention relating to Temporary Admission

Objectives

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

3- Transport Documents related to foreign trade

  1. The role and function of transport documents in international trade
  2. Negotiable bills of lading
  3. Non-negotiable sea waybills
  4. Other transport documents
  5. Electronic alternatives to traditional transport documents
  6. Multimodal/combined transport documents

Objectives

  1. To analyse the main documents related to international transport of goods
  2. To understand the functioning of the Bill of Lading (negotiable and non-negotiable)
  3. To know the advantages of electronic transport documents

4- The role of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) in international transport

  1. Introduction to FIATA
  2. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
  3. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading
  4. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
  5. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
  6. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
  7. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)

Objectives:

  1. To understand the fundamental role of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) as the architects of International transport
  2. To analyse the FIATA transport documents (FBL, FWB, FCR...)
  3. To analyse the functioning of the Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading

Info EENI Request for information

  1. Credits: 5 ECTS
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 120 Euros (Pricing Policy)
  3. Duration: 4 weeks
  4. Download the syllabus (PDF) of the Course
  5. Organisation: EENI Business School & HA University
  6. Students can begin the course when he/she wishes (open enrolment) and from any place in the world
  7. Requires an average dedication of 12 hours per week

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

Course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Introduction au transport Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte internacional Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Transporte internacional. The student has free access to course materials in these languages (free multilingual training).

The Online Course “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics”  is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:

  1. Diplomas: International Transport, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  3. Doctorates: International Logistics, Global Trade
  4. Course: Foreign Trade Assistant

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma of the course “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics” issued by EENI Business School & HA Independent University.

Aimed at: all those people who wish to introduce in international transport and logistics for import and export operations.

Pedro Nonell, African Students

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Description of the Online Course - International Transport and Logistics:

The delivery of the product is the consequence of its sale, therefore, transportation constitutes a consubstantial element of the international trade activity. In foreign trade, more complex transportation needs arise due to geographical distance, the regulatory requirements of different countries, the need that sometimes exists to use different types of transport, the storage that may be necessary before the final delivery to the customer, the reservation of cargo spaces, packaging... and in short all the particularity of international trade.

No exporter can approach an export transaction without taking into account its transport and logistics requirements. This course will give the student a thorough understanding of the main modes of transport in international trade and address the more common management issues related to them.

Transportation is one of the main component factors taken into account when determining the final price of a product.

Transport documents perform two functions:

  1. It is a proof of the existence of the contract of carriage.
  2. It is a proof of receipt of the products by the carrier.

This course includes the most common foreign trade documents (Bill of Lading, AWB, Consignment Note, etc.), on which the student analyses how they should be completed.

While in transit, the goods are exposed to the risk of damage and thefts. Therefore, it is recommended to ensure the products. The importer or the exporter will agree about who is the responsible for insurance.

Although the packaging of products might seem of small importance; it is one of the fundamental aspects of international trade. Good packaging should protect the products during transport and prevent theft; it should be economic and achieve a balance between effectiveness and cost (both from the material used and the time spent on packing the products). Companies with small experience in international trade are recommended to work with an intermediary company who has experience in packaging for export.

In very competitive markets, delivery times are usually very strict, a late delivery of a product may mean losing a client, so the correct coordination of all the activities to be carried out in the process from the beginning of an operation until it is finished, it constitutes an essential task in the good end of the export. This task of coordinating all the phases necessary for the client to receive his product in time and form is what we understand by logistics.

Logistics is the process of planning, implementation, and control of both the physical and information flow, as well as the storage of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, from the point of origin to the end consumer most efficiently and effectively possible.

Any exporting company must plan and coordinate the following functions related to logistics:

  1. Procurement of materials
  2. Manufacturing: transformation of raw materials into finished products
  3. Storage and distribution.

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