International Transport and Logistics

EENI- School of International Business

Course “International Transport and Logistics” (e-learning, 5 ECTS, English) - Syllabus:

International Transport

The course “International Transport and Logistics” (5 ECTS, e-learning) consists of seven parts:

1- International Transport and Logistics.

  1. Introduction to the international transport and logistics
  2. The international transport chains
  3. The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  4. Selecting a mode of transport
  5. Transport documents, costs, and insurance
  6. Case Study:
    1. FEDEX
    2. UPS

2-Export Packaging

  1. The importance of appropriate export packaging
  2. Types of containers
  3. Types of packaging materials
  4. Electronic tagging
  5. Marks on the packaging

3- Marine Transport.

  1. Introduction to the Marine Transport
  2. Documentation. Bill of Lading (B/L)
  3. Costs of the Marine transport. Freight
  4. Insurance
  5. Legislation related to the marine transport
    1. The Hague-Visby Rules
    2. The Hamburg Rules
  6. The largest ports in the World
  7. Outlook of the global marine transport market
  8. The World fleet
  9. Case Study:
    1. The Ports of Rotterdam, Tokyo, and Singapore
    2. Cosco
    3. Evergreen
    4. Maersk Group
  10. Introduction to the maritime transport in Africa
    1. The Suez Canal

4- International Air Transport.

  1. The use of the Unit load device in the international air transport.
  2. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  3. The insurance of the Air freight
  4. International air freight tariffs
  5. The Air Waybill (AWB)
  6. The main airports in the World
  7. The global air transport market

5- International Road Transport.

  1. Costs and insurance of the road transport
  2. Conventions are governing the road transport: CMR and TIR
  3. The Road freight documentation (CMR)
  4. The Forwarder certificate of receipt (FCR)
  5. The Road freight market
  6. Flows in international road freight transport
  7. Introduction to the African corridors

6- Railway Transport.

  1. The Rail freight market
  2. Costs and insurance of the rail transport
  3. Documentation: CIM Rail Consignment Note
  4. Governing conventions (CIM and TIF)
  5. The Shinkansen high-speed rail network

7- Multimodal Transport.

  1. Introduction to the multimodal and intermodal transport
  2. Cost and insurance of the Multimodal Transport
  3. The Rules for multimodal transport documents of the International Chamber of Commerce
  4. The UNCTAD and the multimodal transport
  5. The Multimodal Bill of Lading
  6. The FIATA Combined Transport Bills of Lading (CTBL)
  7. The Intermodal transport chain

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Course learning materials in English or French Transport Spanish Transporte Portuguese Transporte. The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

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Course intended for all those wishing to know the import and export logistics operations of products.

Sample of the course - International Transport:
African Northern Transport Corridor

The objectives of the course “International Transport and Logistics” are to

  1. Understand the importance of correct logistics and transport management for international trade
  2. Analyse the modes of transport (marine, air, road, train, and multimodal) and their characteristics
  3. Know how to complete the transport documents required for each mode of transport
  4. 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

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

The specific purposes of the part “Marine Transport” is to understand the importance of correct logistics and transport management for international trade:

  1. Learning about the functioning of the marine transport, the documents required for sea freight and how to complete them
  2. Learning about the parties involved in the marine shipment process
  3. Learning about the various types of transport involved in the marine shipment
  4. Analysing the different forms of documentation required for marine shipment (Bill of Lading B/L)
  5. Examining the various costs associated with marine transport
  6. Examining the different insurance concepts related to the Marine Transport

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  1. Credits of the course “International Transport and Logistics”: 5 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 195 Euros
  3. Duration: 5 weeks

The students who have taken this course (International Transport and Logistics) can validate and register for a postgraduate course or Master at EENI:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade (Distance learning)
  2. Master in International Trade and Global Marketing
  3. Professional Master's Program in International Business

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma in “International Transport and Logistics” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Related Course: Transport and Logistics in Africa

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Course “International Logistics” - Professors and Coach:
Professor France Professor Marketing

Description of the Subject: International transport and logistics

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.

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

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.

The 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.

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 the 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.

Samples of the Course International Transport

Ports of Egypt

International Transport / Logistics

Transport and Logistics in Africa

International Road Transport

China Marine Transport

Chang Yung-fa Taiwanese Businessman

China SINOTRANS Transport

China COSCO Transport

Hubs in Latin America

Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Brazil Port of Santos

Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Port of Dakar (Senegal)

Port of Lomé (Togo)

Ports of Ghana

Port of Cotonou (Benin)

Port of Casablanca (Morocco)

Port of Tunisia

Port of Pointe Noire

Port of Lagos Nigeria

Port of Lobito (Angola)

Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

Port of Luanda (Angola)

Ports of Equatorial Guinea

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  1. China: Marine transport and ports
  2. Ports of Russia

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