AF1u—Introduction to Cargo Transportation for Air Forwarders (U.S.)

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Estimated total study time: 15 hours 25 minutes [Enroll now]

This is the initial foundation course in GISTnet's career development sequence in U.S. air forwarding. It addresses fundamentals of cargo transportation applicable to all modes (e.g., role of the forwarder, cargo transportation imperatives, operational characteristics of each mode, types of shipper-carrier relationships, government regulation, tariffs, types of freight rates).

It is designed for use as:

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 5 minutes)

Freight Forwarder Functions and Opportunities (U.S.)

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 6 minutes)

Basic Cargo Transportation Concepts

(Estimated study time: 44 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)

Carrier-to-Shipper Relationship

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 5 minutes)

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

(Estimated study time: 57 minutes)

Transportation Carrier Regulation

(Estimated study time: 45 minutes)

Transportation Carrier Regulation, cont.

(Estimated study time: 38 minutes)

Cargo Transportation Tariffs

(Estimated study time: 55 minutes)

How Freight Charges ("Freight Rates") are Determined; Factors that Influence Rates

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 4 minutes)

Factors that Influence Rates, cont.

(Estimated study time: 37 minutes)

Types of Rates Used in Air Cargo Transportation

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 21 minutes)