Online Diploma in International Transport

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Professional Diploma in International Transport (Online, 30 ECTS, Master in International Business in English)

The objective of the Professional Diploma in International Transport (Online) taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University is to provide all the knowledge, tools and techniques necessary to manage all aspects related to international transport of a company (exporter or importer): international transport documents (AWB, Bill of Lading...), different types of transport (air, maritime, multimodal, rail, road), containerisation, safe stowage of goods, the main international transport conventions (CIM, CMR, Rotterdam, Hamburg, COTIF), the role of the main organizations (IMO, FIATA, IATA, ICAO, IRU, OTIF), calculation of the logistical costs of an export or import, etc.

Six modules compose the Professional Diploma in International Transport:

e-Master: International Transport and Logistics

  1. Introduction to International Transport and Logistics (5 ECTS, PDF)
  2. Maritime Transport (5 ECTS, PDF)
  3. Road Transport (10 ECTS, PDF)
  4. Rail Transport (5 ECTS, PDF)
  5. Air Transport (4 ECTS, PDF)
  6. Multimodal transport (5 ECTS, PDF)

Online Continuing education (Courses, Certificates, Diplomas

  1. Credits of the Professional Diploma in International Transport: 30 ECTS
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 720 Euros (Pricing Policy)
  3. Financing
  4. Duration: 6 months
  5. Download the syllabus (PDF) of the Diploma
  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
  8. Area of Knowledge: International Transport and Logistics

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Course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Diplôme en transport international Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Diploma en Transporte Internacional Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Pós-Graduação em Transporte Internacional. The student has free access to course materials in these languages.

Aimed at: all those who wish to specialise in international transport applied to foreign trade. No previous experience or knowledge of international transport is necessary, but knowledge of foreign trade (Incoterms, Customs...) is recommended.

Graduate students in this Diploma taught by EENI Business School & HA University, will be able to access the Master in International Transport applied to foreign trade and Professional Doctorate in International Transport and Logistics validating the subjects already studied in this program.

Subjects of the Professional Diploma in International Transport

1- Introduction to international transport (5 ECTS)

  1. International Logistics and foreign trade
  2. International transport chain
  3. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  4. Selecting a mode of international transport
  5. Costs and insurance of international transport
  6. Transport Documents related to foreign trade
  7. Export Packaging
  8. Containers and international transport
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
    2. International Convention for Safe Containers
    3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission
  9. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
    1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
    2. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading
    3. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
    4. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)
    5. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
    6. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
  10. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    1. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC)

The objectives of the subject “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics” are:

  1. To have a global vision of logistics and international transport applied to foreign trade
  2. To understand the functioning of the global international transport chain
  3. To know the different techniques of export packaging and the importance of containers
  4. To understand the basic concepts related to documents, costs and insurance of international transport
  5. To analyse the main documents of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

2- Maritime Transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to International Maritime Transport
  2. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  3. International Chamber of Shipping
  4. Analysis of international maritime trade
  5. Main ports of the world
  6. Regular lines and charters
  7. Maritime Transport Agents
  8. Bill of Lading (B/L)
  9. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)
  10. Maritime Transport Costs (freight). Insurance
  11. Legislation related to International Maritime Transport
    1. Rotterdam Rules
    2. Hamburg Rules

International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Course

The objectives of the subject “International Maritime Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of Maritime Transport in foreign trade
  2. To know the key concepts related to marine transport of goods and containers (freight, safety, stowage, risks, insurances...)
  3. To understand the functioning of International Maritime Transport
  4. To know the key players and the market of Maritime Transport of goods
  5. To examine the different concepts related to insurance and the main clauses of maritime transport.
  6. To analyse the documents related to Maritime Transport (Bill of Lading) and how to fill them out
  7. To study the main rules and conventions of maritime cargo transport (Rotterdam, Hamburg, FAL Rules)
  8. To understand the role of the main institutions related to Maritime Transport: International Maritime Organisation, International Chamber of Shipping, FIATA...

3- International Road Transport (10 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to international Road Transport
  2. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  3. TIR Convention
    1. TIR Carnet
  4. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)
    1. Consignment Note CMR
  5. Costs and insurance of Road Transport
  6. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  7. Silk Road

TIR Convention, International road transport

The objectives of the subject “International Road Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of Road Transport in International Trade
  2. To understand the role of the International Road Transport Union
  3. To know the key players and the market of Road Transport
  4. To learn the key concepts related to transport of goods by road (cost, insurances, risks...)
  5. To analyse the documents related to International Road Transport (Consignment Note CMR, e-CMR) and how to fill them out
  6. To study the main Conventions (CMR, TIR) related to Road Transport of goods
  7. To know how stow safely a load to be transported by lorry

4- Rail Transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to international Rail Transport
  2. International Rail Transport Law
    1. International Rail Transport Committee(CIT)
  3. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  4. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF). COTIF Convention
  5. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  6. Costs and insurance of Rail Transport
  7. Rail Transport Consignment Note
  8. Economy and railway operations
  9. Rail transport in Africa

International Rail Transport Law

The objectives of the subject “International Rail transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of Rail Transport in International Trade
  2. To understand the role of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and International Rail Transport Committee(CIT)
  3. To understand the pillars of International Rail Transport Law
  4. To know the key players and concepts of international Rail transport
  5. To analyse the documents related to Rail Transport (CIM Consignment Note) and how to fill them out
  6. To study the main conventions related to Rail transport of goods (COTIF Convention, CIM Convention, OSJD)

5- Air Transport (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to International Air Transport
  2. International Air Transport Association (IATA). e-AWB.
  3. International Civil Aviation Organisation (OACI). Chicago Convention
  4. Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air
  5. Loading devices for air transport
  6. Insurance and costs of International Air Transport
  7. AWB Document (Air Waybill)
  8. Main airports of the world
  9. The global air transport market

General Air Cargo Documents Flow (OACI)

The objectives of the subject “International Air Transport” are the following:

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

6- Multimodal transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to Multimodal / Combined Transport
  2. Insurance and costs of multimodal transport
  3. Intermodal Loading Units (ILU)
  4. Combined Transport Bill of Lading (CTBL) of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  5. United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods (Geneva, 1980)
  6. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules)
  7. Combined Transport Road-Rail
  8. Intermodal Transport Chain
  9. Multimodal Transport Operator

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

The objectives of the subject “multimodal transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of multimodal transport in International Trade
  2. To learn the key concepts related to multimodal transport (Intermodal Transport Units, Multimodal Transport Operator, cost, insurance...)
  3. To understand the role of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  4. To analyse the multimodal transport chain
  5. To analyse the documents related to multimodal transport of goods (Combined Transport Bill of Lading)
  6. To know the features of Combined Transport Road-Rail
  7. To study the main Conventions related to Multimodal transport

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

Online enrolment procedure - EENI Business School & HA University

  1. Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning
  2. Application of the case method

Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

The subjects del “Professional Diploma in International Transport” are part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:

  1. Masters: international transport, International Business, foreign trade
  2. Doctorates: International Transport and Logistics, Foreign Trade

The students who have approved this Diploma can validate them and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI Business School & HA University.

Diploma: the students who complete all the exercises will obtain the “Professional Diploma in International Transport” issued by EENI Business School & HA Independent University.

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