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Multimodal Transport (e-Learning Course)

Online Professional Course in International Multimodal / Combined Transport

Structure of the Online Professional Course “International Multimodal / Combined Transport” (5 ECTS) taught by EENI Global Business School:

  1. Introduction to the Multimodal / Intermodal / Combined Transport
  2. Key concepts related to the 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 the Multimodal Transport
  10. United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods of 1980
  11. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules, UN)
  12. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  13. Trade Facilitation
    1. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
    2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    3. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
    4. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  14. 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 the Piggy-Back Transport to an Intermodal Transport System
  15. 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 a hub port in the Mediterranean
    3. Hong Kong: the world’s leading cargo transshipment hub
    4. Intermodal Terminal of the CFL Group (Luxembourg)
    5. The Sri Lanka Multimodal Transport Project
    6. Economic Impact of the 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. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)

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Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English

  1. Also, available in Study, Master in International Business in French Transport multimodal Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte Multimodal Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Transporte multimodal
  2. For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).

Online Continuing education (Courses, Certificates, Diplomas

  1. Credits: 5 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 120
  3. The Student can begin the Course at any time (Online Enrolment) and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement
  4. Requires an average dedication of 12 hours per week
  5. Duration: 5 weeks
  6. Download the syllabus of the Course (PDF)

The objectives of the Course are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Multimodal / combined transport in Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
  2. To analyse the key concepts related to the Multimodal transport, main players of thee 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 the 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 the Multimodal transport
  6. To analyse the combined transport in Europe

Example of the Professional Course: Multimodal / Combined Transport
Road-Rail Combined Transport, Intermodal loading units. Swap body

The eLearning “Professional Course in Multimodal / Combined Transport” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  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: Global Logistics, World Trade

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma “Professional Course in Multimodal / Combined Transport” issued by EENI Global Business School.

Students - Master in International Business

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Related topics: Incoterms® 2020 - International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Trans-African Road Network: Lobito Corridor - Northern Corridor - Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

Case studies related to the Multimodal transport available in French:

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

Case studies related to the Multimodal transport available in Spanish:

  1. Multimodal transport in Latin America

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Description of the Professional Course: Multimodal / Combined Transport.

The 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 the 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 (Course Master)

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

For the 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 the Maritime Transport.

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

FIATA: International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

The products carried by the 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 the 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 transport. Customs Convention on Containers. BIC Code. Intermodal Transport

New Silk Road

  1. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  3. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  4. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  5. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  6. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  7. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  8. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  9. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  10. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  11. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  12. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  13. East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  14. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  15. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
  16. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

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.

Master/ Course: Logistics in Ecuador Manaus

African Northern Corridor (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda) Road Transport Course Master

Lobito Corridor, Port, Angola, Access to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Road Transport Course)

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

  1. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  2. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor

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