IF1u—Overview of International Air and Ocean Forwarding (U.S.)

Subscriber price: $258.00, Non-subscriber price: $335.00
Estimated total study time: 21 hours 54 minutes [Enroll now]

This course provides an overview of the services provided by international freight forwarders, with focus on air and ocean cargo transportation. It is intended for:

See also course IB1u—Overview of U.S. Customs Brokerage: Import Process, Operations and Relationships.

For entry-level forwarder personnel hired or transferred into operational positions, more in-depth training is needed. Refer to other operationally oriented courses in the GISTnet Course Catalog.

Introduction to Freight Forwarding and Cargo Transportation

This first lesson sets up our topic by focusing on the responsibilities and multi-modal knowledge a freight forwarder (also known as a transportation intermediary) should have to properly serve his/her customer, the shipper.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 7 minutes)

Freight Forwarder Functions and Opportunities (U.S.)

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 6 minutes)

Basic Cargo Transportation Concepts

(Estimated study time: 43 minutes)

Modes of Cargo Transportation: Vessel

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 8 minutes)

Modes of Cargo Transportation: Rail and Truck

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 14 minutes)

Modes of Cargo Transportation: Air; Cost Comparisons Between Modes

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 1 minute)

Cargo Transportation Trends

(Estimated study time: 46 minutes)

Direct vs. Indirect Carriage; Carrier-to-Carrier Contracting

(Estimated study time: 57 minutes)

Cargo Carrier Tariffs

This lesson covers the generic features, distinct sections and typical content of cargo transportation tariffs.

(Estimated study time: 50 minutes)

Intro to Freight Rates; Factors that Influence Rates

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 4 minutes)

Cargo Suitable for Air Shipment

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 7 minutes)

Shipments that Justify Air Shipment

(Estimated study time: 40 minutes)

Air Cargo that Requires Special Handling and/or May Be Restricted

(Estimated study time: 43 minutes)

Air Forwarder Consolidation Co-Loading

(Estimated study time: 55 minutes)

Air Forwarder Services Overview

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 11 minutes)

Forwarding as Part of Supply Chain Logistics

(Estimated study time: 40 minutes)

Forwarder Networks & Other Relationships

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 3 minutes)

Origin Station Tasks Sometimes Required; Origin Station Job Titles

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 0 minutes)

Destination Agent Functions; Air Forwarder Management

(Estimated study time: 45 minutes)

Air Forwarder Management, cont.

(Estimated study time: 45 minutes)

Introduction to Ocean Forwarder Services

(Estimated study time: 56 minutes)

Introduction to NVOCC Services

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 14 minutes)