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Introduction to Transport Law

International regulations for global transport of goods

The logistical chain of transport from producer to consumer is becoming increasingly complex with increased globalization. Therefore, well-functioning and efficient transport is required. The freight forwarder’s task is to organize international and national freight transport on behalf of others.

The freight forwarder’s responsibility is regulated according to different rules, depending on the role of the execution in an assignment. It affects the design of documents, liability and insurance. The delivery rules Incoterms 2020 are a necessary element of every international purchase agreement.

Objectives: The course gives you insights into various issues when it comes to managing the import and export of goods in a transport service. You get also insights into the delivery terms Incoterms 2020 and customs technology.

Participants: The course is aimed at people who work with transport, purchasing, distribution and storage.

Qualifications: There are no formal knowledge requirements, but you have worked for some time in the field.

Training Method: Introduction to Transport Law is a Premium course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method E-learning - Premium courses.

Course Length: Approximately 15 hours active study time, depending on previous knowledge. Each student has access to the course for 6 months.

Price: 339 Euro / student
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Course contents:

Part 1

Transportation and Logistics

The areas of transportation and logistics are constantly developing.

The Transport Company

At transport companies there is planning at different levels.

Material Flow becomes Goods Flow

Material flow management between consignors and consignees.

The Forwarding Company

The freight forwarder’ s main roles in the transport chain.

Organizing Transports

The freight forwarder's role in a transport operation

Forwarders’ Document

Freight forwarders’ documents linked to transport assignments.

The Responsibility of Forwarders

The freight forwarders who are members of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders are obliged to carry out all assignments in accordance with NSAB.

Liability Issues in Transport

In the agreement between sellers and buyers, responsibilities, risks and payment terms are regulated.

Lack of Control Options

In many cases, the driver has limited opportunities to check the condition of the goods after loading.

Part 2

General Information about Transport Law

All legal rules that regulate the relationship during the transport itself are comprised of the concept of transport law.

Purchase Agreement for Transport Services

Initial description of the relationships between purchase agreement and transport agreement.

General Legal Principles

Where an exchange of services takes place, there is usually an agreement to regulate the parties’ dealings as well.

Delivery Terms

Introduction to delivery clauses and purchase agreements in the distribution chain.


Risk Allocation when Delivering Goods

The key element regarding the risk of damage or loss of goods is the transfer of risk.

Goods and Liability Insurance

Introductory description of insurance value and premiums.

Shipping Claims

The CMR convention stipulates how claims are to be handled.

Customs Technology

Customs’ duties and various concepts in customs handling of goods.

Customs Tariff

Introductory description of the structure of the customs tariff and the system for classifying goods.

Transport Administration

Coordination and development of the company’ s physical distribution resources.

Right of Lien for the Transport of Goods

Lien on the goods in the carrier’ s possession.

Financial Risks in the Delivery of Transport Services

If the transport operator has the goods in his possession, there is a good chance of receiving payment for the transport costs.

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