Basic Skills & Procedures for Air Cargo (4 days)

Time frame Topic Sub-topic
Day 1 (AM)
09:00-10:15 Welcome
Self Introduction
Course introduction Smoke free building
Facilities
Course Adminstration
Briefing for Exam
Course Objectives
Introduce the Table of Contents of Rule and Rate Books
Section 2 Acceptance for Carriage
* Benefits being an IATA cargo agent
* Shipper’s responsibility 2.1.2
* Instructions for carriage 2.2.1A
* Shipper’s letter of instruction 2.2.1B
* Packing, Marking & Payment of cargo for acceptance 2.3.1
* Consignment ready for carriage 2.3.2
* Embargoes and cargo not acceptable 2.3.3.D-E
* Shipper’s right of disposition 2.6
* Undelivered Consignments 2.8
10:15-10:30 Morning Break
10:30-12:30 Section 1 IATA Areas
* Introduce IATA Map 1.2.1
* Definitions of IATA Areas 1.2.2
* Coding & Decoding of Cities and Airport 1.2.3-5
* Abbreviations & Special Handling Codes 1.3
* Coding & Decoding of Airlines 1.4
* Terms 1.5
Exercise 1-2 & Checking
Section 3 Computation of Charges
* Volume Weight 3.9.4
* Chargeable Weight 3.9.3
Section 5 Rounding off Regulations
* Rounding Off Procedures 5.7.2
Exercise 3-6 & Checking
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Day 1 (PM)
14:00-15:15 Section 3 Minimum Charges
* General rules for minimum charges 3.4.1
* Introduce table for minimum charges 3.4.2
Precedence of Rates and Charges and exceptions 3.1 & 3.3
15:15-15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30-17:00 Section 3 Introduce Break Back Point Rule handouts
Introduce rate book Green and red book
General Cargo Rate 3.5
Exercise 7-11 & Checking
Specific Commodity Rates 3.6
* introduce SCR number in Rate book 2.3-2.4
* Description Guildelines of Rate Book 2.2
Exercise 12-16 & Checking
Day 2 (AM)
09:00-10:15 Class Rates 3.7
* Calculation of AVI shipment 3.7.2-3
Exercise17-18 & Checking
* Calculation of VAL Shipment 3.7.4
Exercise 19-22 & Checking
Section 3 * Calculation of HUM shipment 3.7.9
Exercise 23-26 & Checking
10:15-10:30 Morning Break
10:30-12:30 * Calculation of baggage shipment 3.7.8
Exercise 27-28 & Checking
* Calculation of NWP shipment 3.7.7
Exercise 29-30 & Checking
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Day 2 (PM)
14:00-15:15 Section 3 Unitized Consignments
* General 3.10.1
* Introduce ULD Types 3.10.7-8
* Bulk Unitization Charges 3.10.5.1-3
15:15-15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30-17:30 * Introduce Pivot Weights & Exceptions 3.10.5.4
* Introduce Rate Book under ULD Rating Green or Red book
* Calculation of ULD Rates
Exercise in powerpoint & Checking
Day 3 (AM)
09:00-10:15 Construction Rate (Add-on Rate) 3.8.1
* Introduce general list of Construction Rates 5.2 of Green book
Exercise in powerpoint & Checking
10:15-10:30 Morning Break
10:30-12:30 Combination Rate 3.8.2
Exercise in powerpoint & Checking
Section 6 Functions of Air Waybill 6.1
Completion of Air Waybill example from ppt
Charges Code 6.2.f
Functions of House Air waybill
Inco-Terms
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Day 3 (PM)
14:00-15:15 Section 2 Carriers Liabilities 2.1.3
* How to calculate carrier’s liabilities refer handout
Exercise 31 & Checking
Section 3 Valuation Charges 3.2
Exercise 32-36 & Checking
15:15-15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30-17:30 Section 4 Documentation Charges 4.4
Charges for shipments of DG 4.5
Section 4 Disbursements and Disbursements Fees 4.2
Exercise 37 & Checking
Day 4 (AM)
09:00-10:15 Section 7 Charges Collect 7.2
Exercise 38 & Checking
Import/Transit/Export Regulations 7.3
* explain 1-2 countries as examples
10:15-10:30 Morning Break
10:30-12:30 Section 8 Interline agreements between Carriers 8.1
Loading Charts 8.2
Informations by Carrier 8.3
* explain 1-2 carriers as examples
Exercise 39-40 & Checking
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Day 4 (PM)
14:00-17:00 Examination