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The cargo industry is truly global, providing exciting opportunities to work with people from around the world. This course will prepare you with the relevant English vocabulary and terminology you need to know to work in this industry and communicate in day-to-day operations.

Course format

This course is available in textbook format. Enrol at an Authorized Training Center to study these materials with the help of a local trainer, or alternatively you can choose to study these materials on your own.
  • This course requires approximately 150 hours of study to be completed in 12 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity). After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam.
  • 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 you will be able to write and discuss the following topics in English:

  • Modes of transport, including their advantages and disadvantages
  • Commodities that are shipped by air
  • Airport configurations
  • Types of packaging used when shipping goods by air
  • Cargo storage
  • Alternative routing options
  • Issues associated with lost or damaged cargo shipments

Key topics

  • Air cargo commodities
  • Aircraft, airlines and airports
  • Packing and handling facts
  • Warehousing and routings
  • Customs, documentation, liability and insurance

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Who should attend

  • Non-native English speakers working with international air cargo shipments.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

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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