Multimodal Transport (Course)

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Syllabus of the Online Course: International Multimodal / Combined Transport

Structure of the Online Course “International Multimodal / Combined Transport” (5 ECTS) taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University:

  1. Introduction to Multimodal / Intermodal / Combined Transport
  2. Key concepts related to multimodal transport: combined rail-road transport, rolling road, ro-ro, consolidation, transshipment...
  3. Intermodal transport chain and actors: shipper (exporter), freight forwarder, transport agent, carrier and consignee (importer). Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO)
  4. Multimodal Transport Units: semi-trailer, intermodal wagons (pocket, kangaroo, basket)
  5. Intermodal Loading Units (ILU): ISO container, swap body, semi-trailer
  6. Infrastructure and multimodal equipment: intermodal terminal, multimodal platform, nodal point (HUB), dry port, cranes.
  7. UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Documents
  8. FIATA Multimodal transport documents
  9. Insurance and costs of Multimodal transport
  10. United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods of 1980
  11. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules)
  12. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  13. Multimodal and combined transport in the European Union
    1. Combined Transport (CT) Directive
    2. Analysis of the EU Combined Transport
    3. European Multimodal Transport Corridors
    4. From Piggy-Back Transport to an Intermodal Transport System
  14. Case study:
    1. Case Study: The Road-railway System (piggyback, Lohr UIC wagons) of the Lohr Group
    2. The Port of Algeciras (Spain): an intermodal logistics platform and hub port in the Mediterranean
    3. Hong Kong: the world’s leading cargo transshipment hub
    4. Intermodal Terminal of the CFL Group (Luxembourg)
    5. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)
    6. Sri Lanka Multimodal Transport Project
    7. Economic Impact of Enhanced Multimodal Connectivity in the APEC Region

FIATA Multimodal transport documents - 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)
Containers and International Transportation
  1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers
  3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission

The objectives of the online course “Multimodal / Combined Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of multimodal / combined transport in foreign trade
  2. To analyse the key concepts related to multimodal transport, main players of the combined transport chain, multimodal transport and loading units as well as the necessary infrastructures and equipment
  3. To know how to use the UNCTAD / ICC Rules related to multimodal transport documents
  4. To analyse the different multimodal transport documents (FBL, FWB) of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  5. To study the main conventions related to multimodal transport
  6. To analyse combined transport in Europe

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Example of the Online Course: Multimodal / Combined Transport
Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

The eLearning Course “Multimodal / Combined Transport” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Logistics Courses: Transport in Africa, Maritime transport, Rail transport, Air transport, Road transport, Marine Transport, Multimodal
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: International Logistics, Global Trade

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Transport multimodal Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte Multimodal Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Transporte multimodal (free multilingual training).

Online Continuing education (Courses, Certificates, Diplomas

  1. Credits of the course “Multimodal / Combined Transport”: 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 (PDF)

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

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

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Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Related topics:  Incoterms - International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Trans-African Road Network: Lobito Corridor - Northern Corridor.

Case studies on multimodal transport available in French:

  1. DELTA 3 (Multimodal and logistics platform Dourges Nord - Pas de Calais)
  2. Dry port of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)
  3. Interstate Convention on Multimodal Freight Transport (OHADA)

Case studies on multimodal transport available in Spanish:

  1. Multimodal transport in Latin America

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Description of the Online Course: Multimodal / Combined Transport.

Multimodal transport: is the transport of cargo units with a different modes of transport (maritime, land, rail, etc.), under a single document and formalising a single transport contract.

The definition according to the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods:

“The transport of goods using at least two different modes of transport, under a multimodal transport contract, from a place located in a country in which the multimodal transport operator takes the products under its custody, to another place designated for delivery, located in a different country.

The operations of pick-up and delivery of goods carried out in the performance of an unimodal transport contract, as defined in such contract, shall not be considered as international multimodal transport.”

Multimodal transport, combined

The key figure is the OTM (Multimodal Transport Operator), a natural or legal person that implements a multimodal transport contract acting as principal, assuming responsibility for compliance with the contract.

For multimodal transport, the document used is the FIATA Multimodal Bill of Lading (CTBL). This document is very similar to the B / L (Bill of Lading) of maritime transport.

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

FIATA: International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

The products carried by multimodal transport are usually palletised or containerised. The advantages of using a container are:

  1. Loading and unloading time is reduced up to 70%
  2. Manual operations of stevedores are reduced up to 70%
  3. The possibility of damages and thefts is reduced
  4. Delivery periods and carriage charges are reduced
  5. Paperwork is simplified
  6. A better tracking of the products in transit is provided (electronic services).

Containers and International Transportation, Course

Online Course: Logistics in Ecuador Manaus

African Northern Corridor (Course)

Lobito Corridor (Angola, Logistics Course)

Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB), Course

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

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