Programme In Freight Forwarding Services

The Freight Forwarding program is a certification course offered by IIT-M Pravartak.


Dr. Srinivasan G, Professor in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras
Jude Vallabadas Carvalho, a remarkable career spanning 46 years in Shipping and Logistics
Dr. Srinivasan G, Professor in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras Jude Vallabadas Carvalho, a remarkable career spanning 46 years in Shipping and Logistics Aparna Sahana, a seasoned Supply Chain and Shipping professional with over 19 years of industry experience

About the course

This “Freight Forwarding” course provides a comprehensive understanding of logistics, shipping, and freight forwarding, covering essential topics such as logistics management, freight forwarding techniques, multimodal transport, cargo management, INCO terms, and the use of information technology in logistics.

It is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required for a career in the logistics and shipping industry.

What will you learn

  • Introduction to shipping and its role in the global economy.

  • Logistics management and its significance in organizations.

  • Customer service in logistics.

  • The concept of supply chain management.

  • Five P's and 7 R's of Logistics Management.

  • History, role, and advantages of freight forwarding.

  • Packaging, lashing, and handling of different types of cargo.

  • Technical aspects of shipping and simulation analysis.

Who is this for

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in logistics, shipping, or freight forwarding.
  • Fresh graduates looking to enter the logistics and shipping industry.
  • Professionals already working in the field who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners involved in logistics and shipping activities.


  • Expert-led training with experienced professionals from the industry.

  • Interactive sessions and hands-on exercises.

  • Practical insights and real-world examples.

  • Networking opportunities with industry experts.


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized educational board.


  • There are no specific eligibility criteria for this course. Basic understanding of shipping and logistics concepts is beneficial but not mandatory.

Course content

  • Module 1- Introduction

    • Introduction to shipping
    • Logistics Role in the Economy/Organization
    • Logistics and Customer Service
    • Logistics and supply chain management
    • Five P’s and 7 R’s of Logistics Management
    • Modes of Transportation
    • World Sea Routes
    • Major And Minor Ports In India
  • Module 2- Logistics Services

    • Containerization
    • Ocean Freight Rates
    • Ocean Freight Calculation
    • ICD, CONCOR, CFS Functions
    • Customs Brokers
    • Freight Forwarders and Consolidators
    • Shipping Agents
    • Stevedores
    • Documentation
  • Module 3- Freight Forwarding

    • History of forwarding
    • Role of freight forwarders
    • The technique of forwarding
    • Advantages of freight forwarders
    • Forwarding as Business
  • Module 4- Multimodal Transport & Cargo Management

    • Multimodal transport
    • MCB, MTD, and License and Procedures
    • Loading, Lashing, and transporting of OOG Cargo
    • Precautions and Handling of Reefer Cargo
    • Bulk and Breakbulk
    • Packaging, Broken stowage, Lashing, and chocking
    • DG Cargo 
    • DG Cargo packaging procedures
    • Prevention and safety measures
    • Declaring, Marking, and Labelling of DG Cargo
  • Module 5- Freighting

    • Freight
    • Surcharges & Ancillary charges
    • Collection of demurrage & detention ppppp
    • Marketing strategy
    • Client Base
    • Consignee Selling
  • Module 6- INCO Term

    • Definition of INCO Term and its importance
    • Responsibilities
    • Contractual obligations of INCO Terms
    • Interaction of letter of credit
    • Import and export arrangements        
  • Module 9- Essentials of Logistics

    • Applications of Information Technology
    • Inventory Control
    • Decision Making
    • Statistics of Service
    • Technical Aspects of Shipping
    • Simulation Analysis
₹ 29500
₹ 35000
IIT-M Pravartak Certification Course
About this course



70 hours

Downloadable Files:
  • IIT-M Pravartak Certification
  • Comprehensive Content
  • Industry expert instructors
  • Case studies and Real-world examples
  • Time flexibility
  • Cost-effective
  • Live sessions
  • Mentorship sessions
Live Sessions
Job Roles
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Assistant
  • Documentation Executive
  • Documentation Assistant
  • Customs Clearance Executive
  • Customs Clearance Assistant
  • Freight Forwarding Executive
  • Freight Forwarding Assistant
  • Warehouse Executive
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Customs Brokerage Assistant
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Assistant
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Transportation Assistant
  • Port Operations Assistant
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