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Mechanism of Freight (MEC)


This course focus on the entire Freight system with exposure to a practical environment and simulated processes. The participants will be exposed to the international trade environment, incoterms and methods of transport. All theory and practice comes together with a site tour of a container freight station.

SAQA Unit Standards

252424   Outline the structure of the surface freight forwarding environment. Level 3 Credits 4.

252427   Outline the structure of the airfreight forwarding environment. Level 3 Credits 4

252429   Explain the concept of international trade. Level 3 Credits 6.

252437   Interpret and apply international commercial terms. Level 3 Credits 3.

Who should do this course?
Ideal candidates are any person who works in the freight forwarding and imports & exports environment. (Freight Controllers, Estimators, Shipping Clerks, Sales, Customer retention, Graduates, Procurement, Finance controllers)

Assessment required for competency.
  • Industry Jargon.
  • Global Trade Environment.
  • Importance of Geography.
  • Moving Cargo: Air, Ocean, Road, and Rail.
  • Imports and Exports.
  • International Payment Methods and Finance.
  • Calculations of Charges.
  • Marine Insurance.
  • Importance of Incoterms.
  • Packing and Packaging.
  • Important Documentation.
  • Role of Customs.

Additional Info:
NQF Level: 3
Credits: 17

3 Days Contact Class

Learning Methodologies:
MethodDurationPrice *
CC3 days8,850.00
VS3 days8,850.00
VS3 days6,550.00

*All prices are excluding VAT.

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