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FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)

Syllabus of the Subject - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

  1. Introduction to the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  2. Transportation, freight forwarders and logistics services in foreign trade
  3. FIATA transport documents:
    1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
    2. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
    3. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
    4. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
    5. Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (FIATA SDT)
    6. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)
    7. Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification (FIATA SIC)
    8. Forwarding Instructions (FIATA FFI)
  4. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)

The aims of the subject “International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)” are the following:

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

Sample - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA):
Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL), Course





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Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR), Course

Description - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

The largest private organisation in the world related to International Transport is the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

  1. The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is present in 150 countries
  2. More than 40,000 logistics companies and freight forwarders are members of the FIATA
  3. FIATA also develops trade facilitation programs

According to the FIATA, transport, freight forwarding and logistics services are all those services related to International Transport (carried out with a single means of transport or through the multimodal means of transport), cargo consolidation, storage, handling (stowage), packaging or product distribution.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has created several documents and forms to establish a uniform standard for use by freight forwarders throughout the world. The FIATA documents are easily distinguishable, since each one has a distinctive colour and bears the FIATA logo:

  1. FIATA FCR - Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (green). 1955
  2. FIATA FCT - Forwarders Certificate of Transport (yellow). 1995
  3. FIATA FBL - Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (blue). 1970
  4. FIATA FWR - Warehouse Receipt / Warehouse Receipt (orange). 1975
  5. FIATA FFI - Forwarding Instructions / Forwarding Instructions (White). 1984
  6. FIATA SDT - Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (White / red) 1984
    1. FIATA SDT revised - Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (White / red) / S. 2005
  7. FIATA FWB - Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (White / blue) / Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill. 1996
  8. FIATA SIC - Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification (White / green) / Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification. 1997

The Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL), allows the distribution of the FIATA bill of lading in electronic format

Headquarters of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA): Vienna (Austria)

Source: FIATA

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.

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL), Course

Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT), Course

Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations



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