ITA301 - International Freight Handling

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Subject Title
International Freight Handling

Subject Description
This subject will examine modes of transportation in terms of how they function individually and how they interconnect both nationally and internationally. The course will explore air freight, ocean freight, intermodalism, freight rates, economies of each mode, dangerous goods, conditions of carriage, legal liability of carriers, Canadian transportation regulatory environment, and marine insurance. The physical movement of goods across national boundaries will be the major focus of this subject.

Credit Status
Required for the International Transportation and Customs Diploma Program (TCS).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the movement of goods from points within Canada to international destinations.

2. Analyse the best mode of transportation for various products to a multitude of international destinations.

3. Negotiate the most appropriate freight rates from carriers.

4. Distinguish break-even points for LCL and FCL ocean freight shipments.

5. Understand intermodalism.

6. Cost freight movements from door to port of destination, port to port, port to door and door to door.

7. Know the advantages and disadvantages of truck, rail, ocean and air.

8. Understand the legal liability of carriers.

9. Demonstrate an understanding of transportation regulations.

10. Understand dangerous goods regulations,recogize DG symbols.

11. Utilise the services of freight intermediaries in the most cost efficient manner.

12. Demonstrate an understanding of marine insurance and an ability to calculate premiums.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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