ITC101 - Introduction to Transportation

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Subject Title
Introduction to Transportation

Subject Description
A freight forwarder is a professional engaged in the transportation of goods. The main function of the international freight forwarder is to advise customers of the best rates, routings, mode of transportation, and documentation requirements to move cargo across international boundaries. This introductory subject is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the freight forwarding industry, and transportation in general. The student is introduced to the forwarding process and will learn how to complete some basic transportation documents.

Credit Status
One credit toward the International Transportation and Customs Diploma Program.

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

1. Describe the freight forwarding profession.

2. Identify potential users/clients.

3. Understand the forwarding process and office operation.

4. Complete some basic transport and commercial documentation.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of 3 modes of international transportation.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of ports of the world.

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