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Syllabus of the Subject

FIATA Documents (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)


  1. Introduction to the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  2. Transportation, freight forwarders and logistics services in foreign trade
  3. FIATA transport documents:
    1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FBL)
    2. FIATA Multimodal Waybill FWB
    3. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FCR)
    4. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FCT)
    5. Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (FIATA SDT)
    6. Warehouse Receipt
    7. Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification (FIATA SIC)
    8. Forwarding Instructions (FIATA FFI)
  4. e-Bill of Lading


The aims of the subject “International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the fundamental role of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) as the architects of the International transport
  2. To analyze the FIATA transport documents (FBL, FWB, FCR...)
  3. To analyze the functioning of the Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading

Continuing education (International Trade & Business)


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


Sample - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA):
Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)

The largest private organization in the world related to International Transport is the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

  1. The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is present in 150 countries
  2. More than 40,000 logistics companies and freight forwarders are members of the FIATA
  3. FIATA also develops trade facilitation programs

According to the FIATA, transport, freight forwarding and logistics services are all those services related to International Transport (carried out with a single means of transport or through the multimodal means of transport), cargo consolidation, storage, handling (stowage), packaging or product distribution.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has created several documents and forms to establish a uniform standard for use by freight forwarders throughout the world. The FIATA documents are easily distinguishable, since each one has a distinctive color and bears the FIATA logo:

  1. FIATA FCR - Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (green). 1955
  2. FIATA FCT - Forwarders Certificate of Transport (yellow). 1995
  3. FIATA FBL - Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (blue). 1970
  4. FIATA FWR - Warehouse Receipt / Warehouse Receipt (orange). 1975
  5. FIATA FFI - Forwarding Instructions / Forwarding Instructions (White). 1984
  6. FIATA SDT - Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (White / red) 1984
    1. FIATA SDT revised - Shippers Declaration of the Transport of Dangerous Goods (White / red) / S. 2005
  7. FIATA FWB - Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (White / blue) / Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill. 1996
  8. FIATA SIC - Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification (White / green) / Shippers Intermodal Weight Certification. 1997

The Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL), allows the distribution of the FIATA bill of lading in electronic format

Headquarters of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA): Vienna (Austria).

Source: FIATA

Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.



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