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Syllabus of the Online Course - International Transport by Rail

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

  1. Introduction to 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 Rail transport
  7. Rail Transport Consignment Note
  8. Fundamentals of Economy and railway operations
    1. The renaissance of 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

The objectives of the course “International rail transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of international rail transport in 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 international rail transport law
  4. To know the main players of international rail transport
  5. To learn the key concepts related to rail freight transport (cost, insurance, risks...)
  6. To analyse the documents related to rail transport (CIM consignment note) and know how to complete them
  7. To study the main conventions and rules of rail freight transport (COTIF Convention, CIM Convention)

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


The eLearning Course “International Transport by Rail” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Transport Courses: Transport in Africa, Multimodal
  2. Diplomas: International Transport, Foreign Trade
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: International Logistics, foreign trade

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Foreign Trade)

  1. Credits of the e-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 course (PDF)

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

Online Enrolment Procedure (continuous):

Online enrolment procedure - EENI Business School & HA University

Advantages EENI Business School & HA University

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.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.

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





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Description of the Online Course - Railway transport

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

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

Rail Transport in Africa

International Rail Transport Law

Online Course: African Northern Transport Corridor (Course)

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

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