Perishable Cargo Transportation (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 163 participants from 35 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom course

Gain the knowledge required to ship perishable cargo safely complying with industry standards meanwhile identifying interesting business development opportunities for your company. Whether it concerns fruits, pharmaceuticals, vegetables, frozen fish or flowers, perishables are, due to their nature, often shipped via air. These products are usually for human consumption, have a short shelf life and closely monitored by national government bodies. Ensuring this cargo is delivered at its destination within the best conditions requires a thorough understanding of the most up-to-date regulations and procedures. This course provides a detailed insight into the proper handling of perishable cargo.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TCGP-21

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 2 days (16 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of air cargo procedures
  • Recommended level is Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Perishable Cargo Transportation (classroom)

Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)
13 - 14 June, 2022
Register before 23 May, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 23 May
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148452
USD 1,300
USD 1,695
USD 1,900

2 additional classes are scheduled

Perishable Cargo Transportation (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
15 - 16 August, 2022
Register before 25 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 25 Jul
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148883
USD 1,300
USD 1,695
USD 1,900

Perishable Cargo Transportation (classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
21 - 22 November, 2022
Register before 21 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 31 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148584
USD 1,120
USD 1,436
USD 1,600


The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited

A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Miami Training Center Information

What you will learn

Upon completion of 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
  • Understand global government controls to reduce your business exposure
  • Identify new market opportunities
  • In depth understanding of the procedures and documents to improve service
  • Use the current IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) in line with other applicable publications

    Course content

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


    • Case studies
    • Practical examples

    Who should attend

    This course is recommended for:

    • All Cargo operations and ground handling staff responsible for handling any type of perishable cargo
    • Cargo customer service and sales staff at airlines and cargo agents.
    • Logistics/transportation department staff at shippers preparing perishable cargo for air transportation.
    • Instructional designers and instructors responsible for cargo training

    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:

    Special Cargo Handling Diploma

    Safely and efficiently handle special commodities.

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