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Perishable Cargo Transportation (Classroom, 2 days)

Este curso también es dado en Español.
This course is also delivered in English.

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Gain the knowledge required to ship perishable cargo safely and comply with industry standards.

This course provides you with detailed insight into handling perishable cargo, and practical knowledge of the most up-to-date regulations regarding the air transport of perishable cargo.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended level: Entry-level and Professional
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2016 - United States, Los Angeles (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Improve time and temperature-sensitive cargo management with latest methods and techniques
  • Explore the latest industry trends and types of perishable commodities transported by air
  • Analyze global government controls and reduce your business exposure Identify new market opportunities
  • Study transport standards and documents to improve service to existing markets
  • Apply the current Shipping Perishable Cargo Guidelines Publication in conjunction with the Shipping Perishable Cargo

Course content

  • How to use IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations manual
  • Government and airline regulations
  • Food safety and countries
  • Carrier regulations
  • Shipper’s and airline’s responsibilities
  • Perishables facts and types
  • Perishable classification
  • Packaging
  • Documentation and labelling
  • Acceptance and control
  • Perishable handling procedures
  • ULD and airport operations
  • Damage, claims and tracking
  • Air transport of cut flowers

Download full outline (pdf)

A complimentary copy of the Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) is provided with the course material.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • Airlines and cargo training specialists
  • Cargo operations managers and frontline supervisors

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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

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