TPL421 - Transport Logistics - International Customs & Freight

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Subject Title
Transport Logistics - International Customs & Freight

Subject Description
In this course, students will study issues involved in transporting freight. Issues include customs requirements, cargo screening, dangerous goods regulations and air freight requirements. Equipment used for cargo and security requirements for cargo is studied. Knowledge of the concept of the secure supply chain requirements is included in this course. 

Credit Status
One Credit

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

1. Summarize and explain the Transportation of cargo by Air and how all other modes feed into air cargo on a global level.
2. Illustrate and compare Transportation by Sea / Road / Rail & Pipeline from a Canadian perspective.
3. Demonstrate the knowledge of Dangerous Goods Requirements for shipping by Air.
4. Explain the different roles, functions and duties of Freight forwarders and the importance they play in the smooth movement of Air cargo.
5. Elaborate on the flow, acceptance and handling at Air Cargo Terminals around the world as well as systems and processes used to ensure the effective use of manpower and resources in loading and offloading small and large cargo aircraft.
6. Compare the Logistics and International Trade of Cargo as a career and how it forms part of the global supply chain process.
7. Demonstrate the best practices of Materials Handling and physical distribution from a Logistics standpoint.

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.

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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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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