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The Online Course “International Transportation and Logistics” (5 ECTS, e-learning) taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University consists of six parts:

e-Master: International Transportation and Logistics

  1. Introduction to International Transportation and Logistics
    1. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
      1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
      2. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
      3. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)
      4. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
      5. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
      6. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)
    2. Containers and International Transportation
      1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
      2. International Convention for Safe Containers
      3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission
  2. Maritime transport
    1. Analysis of international maritime trade
    2. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    3. International Chamber of Shipping
    4. Rotterdam Rules
    5. Hamburg Rules
  3. International air transport
    1. International Air Transport Association (IATA). e-AWB
    2. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  4. Road transport
    1. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    2. TIR Convention
    3. CMR Convention
    4. Silk Road
  5. Rail transport
    1. International Rail Transport Law
    2. International Union of Railways (UIC)
    3. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF). COTIF Convention
    4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
    5. Rail Transport in Africa
  6. Multimodal transport
    1. Road-Rail Combined Transport

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Foreign Trade)

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

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Course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Transport international 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.

Students who have taken this course (International Transportation and Logistics) can validate and register for a Bachelor of Science, Masters and Doctorates at EENI Business School & HA University:

  1. Course: Transport and Logistics in Africa
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade
  3. Master of Science in International Trade and Global Marketing
  4. Professional Master of Science in International Business
  5. Doctorate in Foreign Trade
  6. Bachelor in International Trade

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

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Methodology: e-learning (Online) / Distance Learning.

Structure of the Online Course

International Transportation and Logistics.

  1. Introduction to International Transportation and Logistics
  2. International transport chain
  3. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  4. Selecting a mode of transport
  5. Transport documents, costs, and insurance
  6. Case Study:
    1. FEDEX
    2. UPS

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 (Hamburg Rules) (1978)
  2. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

Export Packaging

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

4- International Air Transport.

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

5- International Road Transport.

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

6- Railway Transport.

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

7- Multimodal Transport.

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

Course intended for all those wishing to know all the techniques related to international logistics

Example of the Online Course - International Transport:
Online Course: African Northern Transport Corridor (Course)

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

  1. Understand the importance of a 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 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
  5. Know how to calculate the logistic costs of an export or import

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

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

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Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)
African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University

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





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Description of the Online Course: International Transportation 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.

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

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.

Samples of the Course International Transport

Online Course: Ports of Egypt

Analysis of International Maritime Trade, Course

Transport and Logistics in Africa (Course)

Containers and International Transportation, Course

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

CMR Convention, International road transport

Silk Road China-Europe by Road

TIR Convention, International road transport

Logistics Course: Port of Douala (Cameroon)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Course

Online Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Organisation for Cooperation between Railways

Logistics Course: Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Logistics Course: Port of Lagos Nigeria

Related information.

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

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