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CIFFA education programs are designed by professionals with experience in a variety of freight forwarding matters, who have been providing students with the highest level of professional education over the years. Courses are intended for people working in the transportation and logistics sector who would like to further their career, likewise, courses are perfect for newcomers in this sector who want to start their journey in this industry on a strong footing.

Course details:

In this course you will learn the foundations of freight forwarding in the context of international trade, how to manage risks by selecting the appropriate Incoterm® for a shipment, how to calculate freight charges and load shipments, and the types of equipment and documentation used to move goods by land, air and ocean modes of transport. You will also learn about calculating freight charges, equipment and documentation. Once you are enrolled you will have access to fully narrated lessons that contain case studies that will put the learner into real world scenarios, e-textbooks are provided and can be viewed on up to three devices.

Advantages of selecting this course

  • Upskill yourself and your team to enhance your career prospect and ensure your professional growth
  • Stay updated with the industry changes
  • Expand your company’s scope and outreach
  • Keep pace with the technology trends in the industry
  • Enjoy an in-depth educational experience with the interactive training programmes
  • Start and complete the course at your convenient time and desired pace
  • Future proof your career with our internationally recognized certifications
International Transportation and Trade Course

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Who are the ideal candidates for this course?

The International Transportation and Trade course has been designed to meet the educational requirements of both

Newcomers in the freight forwarding industry
Freight forwarding professionals
New to the business
Beginners in the transportation and logistics industry who would like to learn to understand the complexities of logistical operations, acquire new skills and enhance job profile.
The course can also be taken by experienced logistics professionals who want to advance their expertise and be up-to-date with the latest industry trends so as to get a competitive edge.

Dates and duration

  • Enrollment will be opened from 17th July to 29th September 2023.
Starting date
  • The course will start on 2nd October 2023.
  • Aproximately 65 – 75 hours of dedicated study time are required to complete this course.
  • Globalia members can complete it within 3 months.
  • The deadline to complete it is 8th January 2024.

Topics covered

  • The basics of freight forwarding in the context of international trade
  • Selection of the right Incoterm for a cargo
  • Calculation of freight rates and cargo load
  • Different kinds of equipment and paperwork required to transport cargo

CIFFA Certificate in International Forwarding

Course participants must pass one online exam. The lessons have case studies and questions that will help prepare the student for the exam. The pupil will receive their score on completion of the exam.


  • An average level of business English will be required to clearly understand all the course topics.
  • Elementary knowledge of international transportation, trade, logistics, and supply chain industry could be useful but is not required.

Technical requirements

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Goggle Chrome, Opera 9.5 and above.
  • Online lessons will NOT work on iPads or iPhones.

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