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.
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.
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
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.
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Funded from the National training Fund through the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment."