International Transport Management Course

Duration: 3 weeks
Location: HCMC
Time: Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM, Every Sunday from 9AM to 12PM and from 2PM to 5PM


Duration: 3 weeks

Location: HCMC


Duration: 3 weeks

Location: HCMC



Understanding the role of intermediaries in transportation

Being able to apply trade-offs in international transportation of global supply chains

Differentiate between transportation modes and use simple strategies to choose the optimal transportation mode including intermodal and multi-modal transportation

Discussing the implications of DG and IMDG on transportation

Updating transportation trends and technology in relations with vehicle capacity, fuel prices and energy, policies of major economies



Chapter 1: International Transportation & Supply Chain

• The Role of Transportation in a Logistics / Supply Chain Setup

• Creation of Place and Time Utilities

• Impact of Transportation

• Factors Affecting Transportation

• A Perspective of an Effective Transportation System

• Greater Competition

• Economies of Scale

• Reduced Costs

• Loss and Damage

• Short Term Planning and Decision (Planning & Optimization)

• Transport Follow-up (Execution)

• Measurement (Visibility & Performance Management)

• Total Cost Analysis

• Carrier Characteristics and Selection

• Transportation and the Economy

• Transport Functionality

• Economic Significance

• Environmental Significance

• Social Significance

• Political Significance

• Aggregation and Demand Elasticity

• Trade-offs in Supply Chains

• Derived Demand


• Incorporation of INCOTERMS into the Contract of Sale

• The Structure of INCOTERMS 2010

Chapter 2: Global Transportation Considerations in Supply Chains

• Global Transport Organizations

• The New Competitive Framework: 4 R

• Marketplace Controls

• Free Trade Agreements

• Currency Fluctuations & Exchange Rates

• Political and Legal Environments

• Global Transportation Options

• Factors Affecting Transportation Decisions

• Choice of Mode

• Strategic Channel Intermediaries

• Global Transport Considerations

Chapter 3: Ocean Transportation

• Ocean Transportation

• Ocean Shipping Major Categories

• Comparative Size of World Fleet

• World Containership Fleet

• International Seaborne Trade

• Liner shipments of Containerized Cargoes

• Supply and Demand of the Main Liner Service

• Seaborne Trade for Tankers

• Dry Cargo Shipments

• Conventional or Bulk Mode Key Considerations

• Containerized Mode

• Liner Contract System

• Liner Conference Systems

• Strategic Alliances

• Global Alliances

• The Competition Policy

• Carrier’s Views on Removal of Anti-Trust Exemptions

• Shipper’s Views

• OECD’s Recommendations

• EU’s Repeal of the Block exemption for Liner Shipping Conference under Regulation 4056/86

• The European Liner Affairs Association (ELAA)

• Singapore’s Competition Policy

• Summary of Impact of Regulations on Shipping

Chapter 4: Chartering Bulk Ocean Carriers

• What is a Charter?

• What is a Shipbroker?

• Cost Elements in Chartering

• Voyage Calculations

Chapter 5: International Air Transportation

• Regulatory Framework

• International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

• International Air Transport Association (IATA) 

• International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA)

Chapter 6: Transport Management System & Distribution Network

• Transportation Management System

• Documentation

• Functionalities of TMS

• What is a Logistics or Freight Exchange?

• Distribution System

• Network Facilities

Chapter 7: Multimodal & Intermodal Transportation

• Differences Between Intermodal & Multi-modal Transportation

• Intermodal Transportation

• Purposes of Intermodalism

• Drivers of Intermodalism

• Intergovernmental Role

Chapter 8: Shipper/Carrier Network Strategies

• Shipper Transportation Strategies

• Core Carrier

• Carrier Negotiation

• Small Shipments Strategy

• Carrier Transportation Strategies

• Pros and Cons of Hub-and-Spoke System

• Stop-off Strategy (Road and Rail)

• Stop-Off Point Strategy (For Rail Mode)

• Carrier Truck Strategy

• Challenges Affecting Carrier Management

• Terminal – The Basic Transportation System Component

• Design Options For A Transportation Network

• Tailored Networks

• Tailored Transportation

• Tradeoffs in Transportation Design

• Vehicle Routing

• Negotiations

• Adjust Previous Plans

• Other Intuitive Methods

• Spreadsheet Calculations

• Simulation

• Expert Systems

• Mathematical Models

Chapter 9: Pricing Strategic

• Systems Theory Approach

• Transportation Economics

• Transportation Cost Structure

• Transportation Rates

• Pricing Strategies

• Rating Mechanism

Chapter 10: Trends in International Transportation Management

• The Changing Roles of Liner Shipping in Supply Chains

• Strategic Planning for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

• Reducing Cycle Time

• Time Reduction Logistics Initiatives

• The New Supply Chain Environment

• New Transportation Principles

• 5 Pressures on Retail Supply Chains (Aldridge & Harrison 2000)

• Emerging Techniques and Technologies

• Modern Transportation Trends



Training schedule: Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM, Every Sunday from 9AM to 12PM and from 2PM to 5PM

Certification: Certificate of completion of the course “International Transport Management” issued by VILAS.

* Participants may continue to study the remaining 9 modules of the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management to obtain FIATA certification – the standard of a Professional Supply Chain Manager of the Federation of Freight Forwarders International Transportation FIATA (www.fiata.com), valued Internationally and indefinitely.


VILAS – Vietnam Logistics and Aviation School


11th Floor, Hai Au Building, 39B Truong Son Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCMC

Phone: 0934077677

Email: program@vilas.edu.vn

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