Multimodal Transport (Course)

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Online Professional Course in International Multimodal / Combined Transport

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

  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. 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 the 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 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. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)
    6. The Sri Lanka Multimodal Transport Project
    7. 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. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission

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The objectives of the Online “Professional Course in Multimodal / Combined Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Multimodal / combined transport in the foreign trade
  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 Online Professional Course: Multimodal / Combined Transport
Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

The eLearning “Professional Course in 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: Global 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).

  1. Credits of the “Professional Course in 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 Professional Course (PDF)

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 Business School & HA Independent University.

Students - Master in International Business

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

Online Course enrolment procedure, EENI

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 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 Online 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 Transportation, Course

Master/ Course: Logistics in Ecuador Manaus

African Northern Corridor (Course Master)

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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