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  • Transportation

    TRANSPORTAny company selling products must ensure that its’ goods arrive undamaged and on time to their final destination. When transporting goods locally, it may not be necessary to spend a lot of time deciding on transport methods. However, transport considerations for international transactions are much more complex. They can involve much larger distances and many more obstacles between exporter and importer. Furthermore, an erroneous choice in the transportation mode can have a huge effect on the company’s total cost and success in the international market. The following module emphases on how to export to other countries carefully and how to find the best possibilities for the transport of goods in order to remain competitive.


    ITC has developed this learning course as part of its continuing mission to develop and improve world trade, especially for developing countries and women entrepreneurs. The specialist authors have drawn from their experience and from the learning gained from respected works used in their personal development to enable you to:

    • Learn about the different modes of transportation available to exporters; 
    • Understand how to choose the appropriate method of transporting your company’s goods;
    • Have the ability to calculate freight costs depending on the Incoterms (Refer to INCOTERMS® 2010 module);
    • Have a better understanding of the role of the freight forwarder and how they can help your organization;
    • Be able to use cargo insurance when necessary;
    • Learn and apply obligations inherent to INCOTERM® 2010S in relation to transport and insurance of goods.