FIATA World Congress 2016
IIFA - Irish International Freight Association
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Affiliate Members of IIFA

  • TimoCom Freight Exchange

    TimoCom Freight Exchange
    The market leader among Europe's freight and vehicle exchanges. Up to 450,000 freight and vehicle offers daily and 100,000 users from 44 European countries. Try our four-week free, non-obligatory test

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  • Lankel Ltd.

    Lankel Ltd.
    Marine Container Refrigeration, with engineers servicing ports of Dublin, Cork & Belfast

  • HAE Group

    HAE Group
    HAE is a multi-platform air cargo industry services provider. With seven divisions operating independently & collectively, the company offers the flexibility and industry insight to deliver unique solutions to our airlines and customers

  • Store-All Warehousing.

    Store-All is a Waterford based provider of warehousing, transport and order fulfillment solutions. We provide our customers with a complete logistics service which includes palletised storage, stock management and nationwide delivery of

  • Logiskills Group
    Recognised as the most established and respected recruiter servicing the freight forwarding industry. Contact us today on (01) 832 6330 to discuss your
  • Peter Lole Insurance Brokers
    We enjoy an enviable reputation as market leaders for our expertise in advising, handling and placing Insurance for Freight Forwarders, Hauliers, Warehousekeepers and Logistics
  • Azyra Freight Systems
    Azyra transforms your business by handling all your freight, warehousing, EDI, CRM and financials in a seamless enterprise system. Azyra is multi everything - currencies, companies, countries, warehouses and customs authorities - so you can do business everywhere with efficiency and confidence. A fixed monthly subscription covers everything - software, training, support and rapid ongoing enhancements. And it's backed up with fast, friendly and professional service and support.
    Tel: 01 293 9800
  • Thyme-IT

    Thyme-IT is a solutions provider for all electronic Customs and Excise requirements in Ireland. We provide web-based solutions for AEP (SAD), Electronic Manifest, EMCS, NCTS, ICS, CAP and provide Revenue-compliant solutions and services to the majority of companies in the Irish markets.

Modules Covered During the Course

Freight Forwarding - General Knowledge
Learning Objective – the applicant will know the legal and business aspects of Freight Forwarding and be able to describe the activities of a Forwarding company and its legal responsibilities.

Learning Objective – the applicant will know the basic regulations for shipments by sea, services available and current ships in use.  He/ She will know how sea freight rates are calculated.  He/ She will also know how international container shipping by sea functions; will know the most commonly used container types and documentation for same; and will also know how freight calculations are made.

Learning Objective - the applicant will learn the basic regulations for air transport.  He/ She will be able to explain ground handling and documentation procedures of air cargo transport.  He/ She will be able to demonstrate familiarity with airfreight pricing with examples of calculations.

Road Transport
Learning Objective – the applicant will know basic regulations of road transport and the most often used vehicles and documentation required for road movements domestic and international.  He/ She will also know of liabilities of hauliers under trading conditions and conventions.

Learning Objective – the applicant will know the necessity of customs duties and controls on import, exports and goods in transit.  He/ She will know existing international conventions/ agreements, structure of customs tariffs and the forms used for declarations. He/ She will also be able to calculate customs duties for a simple consignment (one Tariff Heading), and will know of Customs offences/ frauds and AEP 2.

Multimodal Transport
The objective of this module is that the participant will know how multimodal operates and how efficiencies arise from such operations. Participants will also know and understand the legal basis on which Multimodal operations. Participants will know the different combinations of services provided by the Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO) and understand the various conventions relevant to the various modes as well as the limitations of liability of the MTO. The participant will also learn about Project Cargo and how it is undertaken by the freight forwarder.

Learning Objective – the applicant will be able to define what logistics and supply chain management terms mean and know the main stages in a logistics project.  He/ She will also know warehousing procedures, types of warehousing and financial aspects of storage.

Learning Objective – the applicant will know the different coverage options and their characteristics. He will know the liability of carriers

Dangerous Goods
Learning Objective – the applicant will know the most important UN Regulations (Air, Sea, Road/ Rail) for Dangerous Goods carriage.  He/ She will be able to demonstrate their application in practice including completion of the necessary documents.

Computer and Information Technology
Learning Objective – the applicant will know the essentials in the use of computers and communication as applied in the forwarding industry and focused on data collection, exchanging and manipulation; e-business and e-commerce in the world-wide-web along with security and electronic signatures will also form a part of this module.

"International Trade Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd.
Funded from the National training Fund through the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment."

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