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Cargo Supply Chain and Transport Modes

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 304 participants from 41 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About

Build necessary knowledge regarding supply chain management, logistics and different modes of transport. You will learn the key principles and concepts in freight transport management, multimodal transport operations, the unitization and containerisation of cargo, and the transportation of dangerous goods by air, land and sea.

Course format

This distance learning course is available in Printed or eTextbook format.
  • This course requires approximately 100 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course the students will have the skills to:

  • State the Supply chain business process integration.
  • Understand the scope of freight forwarding services.
  • Describe advantages of multi-modal transportation.
  • Describe different types of transport corridors-Air, Road, Maritime and Inland waterways.
  • Describe the Unitisation and Carriage of Dangerous Goods.
  • Describe Diversity of Modes and Modal Competition.

Key topics

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Freight Forwarding Services
  • Transport Management
  • Multimodal Transport
  • Unitisation of Cargo and Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • All staff involved in air cargo transport chain

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the final examination.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions. Closed Text Book
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 36 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 54 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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

Additional information

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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