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Cargo Skills and Procedures - Advanced (Classroom, 5 days)


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Study advanced topics in air cargo operations to successfully manage the movement of freight through the global supply chain.

Improve your knowledge and skills in the air cargo business, and increase your market share and develop customer loyalty. This course is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of air cargo, introducing more advanced concepts and detail of the intricacies of the air cargo industry.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Cargo Skills and Procedures

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the regulations and acceptance limit of air cargo
  • Construct and combine unpublished cargo rates and charges
  • Apply aircraft loading procedures and safety regulations
  • Understand dangerous goods regulations (DGR) and every type of special cargo
  • Rate all cargo shipments, including special rates and unit load device (ULD) rates
  • Understand technology trends and tools in the industry

Course content

Air cargo operations

  • Freight chain
  • Governing bodies and airline cargo division

Loading and safety

  • ULDs, contours, and maximum loads
  • Special type and interline process

Cargo acceptance limitations

  • Procedures, hold and type limitations

Special cargo handling

  • Live animals and perishables
  • Human remains and dangerous goods

Customs procedures and shipment documentation

Legal aspects – condition of carriage

Cargo Rating

  • Valuation charges and charges collect
  • Disbursement fees and rate construction
  • ULD rating and mixed consignments ratings

Cargo technology: systems, electronic air way bill, e-freight

Interline rules and procedures

Cargo security

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  • Cargo process simulation
  • Final examination

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Cargo operations and station managers
  • Shippers cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders, and other agencies
  • Instructional designer and instructors reponsible for cargo training

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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