Temperature Controlled Container Operations (classroom)

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 67 participants from 31 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom course

The transport of temperature-sensitive cargo by air is a complex business, requiring expertise in the technology and regulations specific to the field. This course will bring you up-to-speed on container types and their special operating procedures so you can ensure your equipment and services meet industry requirements.

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-88

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


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • 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

Temperature Controlled Container Operations (classroom)

Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)
11 - 12 July, 2022
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148460
USD 1,400
USD 1,795
USD 2,000

2 additional classes are scheduled

Temperature Controlled Container Operations (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
29 - 30 August, 2022
Register before 08 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 08 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148920
USD 1,300
USD 1,695
USD 1,900

Temperature Controlled Container Operations (classroom)

Spain, Madrid (IATA)
24 - 25 October, 2022
Register before 24 Jul, 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 03 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148347
USD 1,120
USD 1,436
USD 1,600

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify container types and know their respective build-up, inspection and storage procedures
  • Select suitable facilities and equipment for your temperature-controlled operations
  • Choose the right containers for different product and aircraft types Establish in-house procedures that comply with IATA Unit Load Device Regulations (ULDR) and Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR)

Course content

  • ULD operations
    • Classification
    • Operations
    • Ground handling functions
  • Temperature-Controlled Containers (TCC)
    • Classification
    • Operations
    • Labeling
    • Ground handling functions
  • Temperature-controlled products
    • Temperature management in the supply chain
    • Processes and procedures
    • Quality management

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo operations and station managers
  • Air cargo and freight forwarder operations personnel
  • ULD managers and compliance managers
  • ULD trainers and instructional designers

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:

Pharmaceutical Handling Diploma

Preparing you with the regulatory and operational foundations you need to start handling temperature-controlled shipments and show you how to build specialized pharmaceutical services into your daily operations.

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