Cargo Introductory Course

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Cargo Introductory Course

Cargo and Freight course

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

Job Tasks

  • Prepare manifests showing baggage, mail, and freight weights, and number of passengers on airplanes, and transmit data to destinations.
  • Determine method of shipment and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Check import/export documentation to determine cargo contents, and classify goods into different fee or tariff groups, using a tariff coding system.
  • Estimate freight or postal rates and record shipment costs and weights.
  • Enter shipping information into a computer by hand or by a hand-held scanner that reads bar codes on goods.
  • Negotiate and arrange transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
  • Retrieve stored items and trace lost shipments as necessary.
  • Pack goods for shipping, using tools such as staplers, strapping machines, and hammers.
  • Direct delivery trucks to shipping doors or designated marshaling areas and help load and unload goods safely.
  • Inspect and count items received and check them against invoices or other documents, recording shortages and rejecting damaged goods.
  • Notify consignees, passengers, or customers of the arrival of freight or baggage, and arrange for delivery.
  • Install straps, braces, and padding to loads to prevent shifting or damage during shipment.
  • Keep records of all goods shipped, received, and stored.
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of workers engaged in packing and shipping merchandise.
  • Advise clients on transportation and payment methods.
  • Arrange insurance coverage for goods.
  • Direct or participate in cargo loading to ensure completeness of load and even distribution of weight.
  • Open cargo containers and unwrap contents, using steel cutters, crowbars, or other hand tools.
  • Attach address labels, identification codes, and shipping instructions to containers.
  • Contact vendors and/or claims adjustment departments in order to resolve problems with shipments, or contact service depots to arrange for repairs.
  • Route received goods to first available flight or to appropriate storage areas or departments, using forklifts, hand trucks, or other equipment.
  • Maintain a supply of packing materials.
  • Assemble containers and crates used to transport items such as machines or vehicles.
  • Obtain flight numbers, airplane numbers, and names of crew members from dispatchers, recording data on airplane flight papers.
  • Send samples of merchandise to quality control units for inspection.

    Training content

    COURSE MODULES

  • Airport Ground Handling Services
  • Cargo Agent
  • Waybill-how to fill-pricing-stickers-sale.
  • Institutions ICAO-IATA-FIATA
  • World Geography (code of city airports, calculated difference time and duration of flight)
  • Procedures for admission and detention of goods
  • Procedures for loading goods
  • Airline rates and charges based on the manual TACT (The Air Cargo Tariff)
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