Manual in Freight Forwarding

Manual in freight forwarding in accordance with the standards of FIATA  © NSBS 2018

These editions of the Handbook have been published by the NSBS in accordance with the standards for professional training of freight forwarders defined by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

These standards determine the international level of the necessary professional competence in forwarding profession





1.     international freight forwarder and the freight busines

2.     International trade & the forwarding activities

3.     National and international organizations in forwarding and trade

4.     Organization of the forwarding company

5.     Financial and legal requirement

6.    FIATA documents and forms

7.    General knowledge of transport-related geography

8.     Special transport srtvices

9.    Packing requirements                                                                                      

10.  Introduction in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)






1.    Leagal requirements for national and international road transport

2.    Types of road vehicles

3.    Combined trafic: rad/rail; road / ferryboat; roall on / roll pf 

4.    Road transport of refrigerated cargo, technical requirements

5.    Waybills and accompanying documents

6.    Contract for carriage of goods by road transport

7.    Type of services 

8.   Pricing in road transport








1.    Leagal requirements of national and international rail transport

2.    Way and means of transportation

   2.1.  Conventional transport by rail (rail wagons)

   2.2.  Combined rail - road transport

   2.3.  Specialized rail transport services

3.    Waybills and accompanying documents

4.    National and international tarrifs for rail transport

   4.1.  International tariffs for Conventional transport by rail

   4.2.   International tariffs for Combined transport by rail

   4.3.  National tarrifs for transport by rail

   4.4.  ТTariffs agreemens in International tranport of goods by rail

5.   Geography and operational aspects in rail transport







1.    General conditions of carriage

  •    1.1.  IATA organisation and Agency agreement
  •    1.2.  Warsaw convention and ammendments
  •    1.3.  The Montreal Convention 1999
  •    1.4.  Liability of Airlines

2.    Dangerous Goods by air

3.    Types and specifiations of the most used aircrafts and air -pallets (ULD)

4.    Way-Bills and accompanying documents

5.    Calculations of Airfreight

6.    Geography of air transport






1.    General knowledge of container transport by sea

2.    Types and specification of the most used container

3.    Loading procedures in Container Traffic

4.    Way-bills and accompanying documents

5.    Pricing of Inland and Ocean freight

   5.1.  Inland charges

   5.2.  Ocean freight

   5.3.  General Contract Terms

6.   Geography of container traffic






1. International organisations and regulations for the transport of goods by sea

1.1 Drafted Regulations for the transport of goods by sea

1.2 Regulations for dangerous goods 

2. Shipping services

3. Type of vessels

4. Documents in shipping

5. Pricing of ocean    

6. Geography of ocean transport & port services







1.   Introduction in Multimodal vs. Intermodal transport. General features

2.   Types of Multimodal transport and Multimodal tranport operators

   2.1.  Types of Multimodal transport

   2.2.  Services performed by the MTO

   2.3.  Types of Multimodal operators (МТО)

3.    Types of documents. МТО Liability. UNCTAD / ICC rules for MT documents

4.    How to plan and execute import shipment

5.    How to plan and execute expot shipment

6.    Introduction in Project Forwarding

7.    Alternative Transport Solutions

8.    Pricing of multimodal transport services




1.    Legal requirements of transport by inland waterways 

   1.1.  General legal requirements on the Rhein - Manheim Convention

   1.2.  Legal requirements on the Danube - Belgrade Convention

   1.3.  Agreement between the countries for transport in inland waterways in Europe

   1.4.  Convention ADN for the transport of Dangerous Goods

2.    Type of Barges used in inland waterways carriage

3.    Waybills and accompanying documents

4.    Determination of freight charges for inland waterway transport

5.    Geoghraphy of Inland Waterways

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