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International Transportation and Trade (CIFFA) TDMT 1204

Transportation and Distribution Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

(Formerly CIFFA Freight Forwarding 1) Introduces students to air, ocean, truck and rail transportation and to the world geography over which goods move. Incoterms 2010® outlines the transfer of cost and risk to these goods as they are transported from Seller to Buyer. Note: Registration and course fee payment is made with Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA).


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the duty of the CIFFA Freight Forwarder and the CIFFA Standard Trading Conditions.
  • Define the most important parties involved in an International Trade movement.
  • Identify gateway seaports/airports.
  • Identify Canadian routes.
  • Calculate the chargeable truck freight weight.
  • Complete a truck waybill.
  • Calculate the chargeable air freight weight.
  • Calculate the charge to the customer.
  • Calculate profit and loss on a shipment.
  • Complete a HAWB and MAWB.
  • Calculate the amount and type of ULDs required for a shipment.
  • Identify trade routes intermodalism, etc.
  • Calculate the chargeable oceanfreight weight.
  • Calculate the number and type of containers needed.
  • Complete a marine Master bill of Lading.
  • Define Ocean Freight Terminology.
  • Discuss the changes (who, what and why) revised in the Incoterms 2010.
  • Discuss the importance and consequences around applying the correct terms to a sales contract between buyer and seller.
  • Identify the specific point of transfer of risk, payment and documentation between the buyer and seller for each of the 11 Incoterms 2010 rules.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

International Transportation and Trade (CIFFA) (TDMT 1204) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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  1. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
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