Transportation by Rail (Master, Course)

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Syllabus of the Online Professional Course - International Transport by Rail

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

  1. Introduction to the international rail transport
  2. International Rail Transport Law
  3. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
    1. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
    2. Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail (CIM)
    3. CIM Consignment Note (Declaration of International Traffic Expedition)
  4. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  5. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  6. Costs and insurance of the Rail Transport
  7. Rail Transport Consignment Note
  8. Fundamentals of Economy and railway operations
    1. The renaissance of the railways
    2. Railways business models
    3. World market trends in the railways sector
  9. Road-railway System (piggyback, Lohr UIC wagons)
  10. Rail transport in the European Union
  11. Railway systems in India, China and Latin America
  12. Rail Transport in Africa

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  1. Credits of the course “International Railway 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 objectives of the “Professional Course in International rail transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the international rail transport in the foreign trade
  2. To analyse the role of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
  3. To understand the fundamentals of the international rail transport law
  4. To know the main players of the international rail transport
  5. To learn the key concepts related to the Rail Freight transport (cost, insurance, risks...)
  6. To analyse the documents related to the Rail Transport (CIM consignment note) and know how to complete them
  7. To study the main conventions and rules of the Rail Freight transport (COTIF Convention, CIM Convention)

Example of the Online Professional Course - International Transport by Rail:
Course: International Union of Railways (UIC)


The eLearning “Professional Course in International Transport by Rail” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Logistics Courses: Transport in Africa, 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

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

Diploma of Master, Doctorate in International Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte por ferrocarril Study, Master in International Business in French Transport ferroviaire Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Transporte ferroviário (free multilingual training).

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

Online Course enrolment procedure, EENI

Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.

Related topics: Maritime transport - Road-Rail Combined Transport - Incoterms.





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Description of the Online Professional Course - Railway transport

The International railway transport has experienced important technical developments in the recent years, becoming faster, safer and cheaper.

  1. The rail transport is one of the safest modes of international transport
  2. It can carry various consignments from the small packages to containers
  3. Regarding cargo capacity, the rail transport can compete with the marine transport
  4. Due to its environmental benefits, the rail freight is being considered an alternative to the road freight in Europe

COTIF Convention, International Transport by Rail

In the international rail transport there are two fundamental conventions:

  1. Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail (CIM)
  2. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)

The CIM Consignment Note (Declaration of International Traffic Expedition) is used under the CIM Convention

  1. Rail freight is carried out under the document called the CIM Rail Consignment Note
Multimodal transport, combined (Course Master)
Containers and International Transportation
  1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission

Containers and International Transportation, Course

Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (Course)

Rail Transport in Africa (Course, Master)

International Rail Transport Law (Course Master)

African Northern Transport Corridor (Transport Course)

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport



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