General Cargo Skills and Procedures for Beginners

Course Code: CL01

Course Objective

  • Identify air cargo industry organizations, regulators and groups
  • Refer and apply the TACT Rules & Rates Manual
  • Identify the role of an IATA Cargo Agent
  • Identify various carrier products
  • Preparing shipments “ready for carriage”
  • Apply e-Freight initiatives


Target Audience

This course will mainly benefit to purchasing managers, senior buyers, project managers, civil engineers, construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, site engineers, senior management, and government agencies, architects, construction professionals, and anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further.


Course Outline

Day 1: Definitions and concepts

  • What is logistics?
  • Logistics Management objectives
  • The Logistics Concepts
  • What is 3PL and 4PL in Logistics Management?

Day 2: Logistics Management activities

  • The roles, responsibilities and functions
  • Logistics mgmt, role in the supply chain link
  • Information flow for total logistics
  • Operational requirements

Day 3: Warehouse management in Logistics

  • Warehouse management role in total logistics
  • Basic warehouse operations
  • Strategies to an effective warehouse management

Day 4: Transport management in logistics

  • Transport management in total logistics
  • Distribution and transport system in Logistics
  • Product movement by road, rail, sea, air and pipeline

Day 5: Inventory management in logistics

  • The role of inventory control in logistics
  • Manage an effective Inventory system
  • Practical resolution of overstock and out of stock situation

Day 6: Shipping and Freight Forwarding in logistics

  • The role of shipping and forwarding agents in logistics
  • Custom procedures for import and export
  • Documents commonly used in imports and exports of goods

Day 7: Manufacturing sector and logistics

  • Manufacturing as a source of logistics
  • Linking manufacturing to transport and distribution
  • Linking manufacturing to warehouse, operations and inventory

Day 8: Outsourcing of core elements in logistics

  • Warehouse and inventory control
  • Transport and distribution
  • Shipping and forwarding

Day 9: Measuring levels in logistics

  • The various types of KPIs
  • Customer service levels
  • Cost effectiveness

Day 10: Air Cargo Regulations

  • Air cargo industry regulations
  • World geography and transportation times

Day 11: Relationship of Aircraft & Cargo

  • Aircraft structure, layout, limitation, and Unit Load Device (ULD)
  • Procedures and documents: booking, acceptance, shipment documentation, export/import documentation, delivery, tracing
  • Handling facilities: airport and cargo terminal

Day 12: Air Cargo Rules & Regulations

  • The Air Cargo Tariff and Rules (TACT) and cargo rates
  • Special cargo: live animals, perishables, pharma, human remains, high value and DGR
  • Cargo documentation: air waybill, house air waybill, flight manifest, shipper’s letter of instruction

Day 13: Practice of Cargo Handling Staff

  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Station managers

Day 14: Types of Cargo Personnel

  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders and other agencies involved in the transport of cargo
  • Cargo instructors and instructional designers responsible for cargo training

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Date & Location

Date : 03 July 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : Cairo

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Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 02 October 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : London

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