CILT is the largest Gold Standard professional body of its kind in the world. It is considered as one of the most prestigious qualifications for professionals in the Logistics & Transportation industry and provides a central focal point on related matters for relevant professionals. Throughout the world, CILT qualifications are recognized as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in the Transport & Logistics Industry.

Explore how CILT – Certification opens up a wealth of opportunities within the Logistics and Transport Industry and can take you anywhere in the world.

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Module 1: Management in Logistics

Aviation Logistics

Air Cargo

  • Supply chains under pressure
  • Air cargo’s strengths
  • Model shift

Air Cargo History

  • Globalization
  • Environmental pressure
  • Airport types
  • Integrators

Cargo Handling Agents – The Impact of It

  • Operations at cargo agencies, airlines, and freight forwarders
  • Air Cargo Acceptance Basic Rating Principles
  • Airwaybill completion
  • Industry terminology and abbreviations
  • Air Cargo Tariff Rules and other cargo manuals

Cargo Security and Risk

  • Threats to aviation and introduction to cargo security;
  • Importance of implementation of security measures;
  • Catering and email security;
  • Crime prevention;
  • Recognition and management of treats;
  • Human factors in Cargo security.

Maritime Logistics

Defining Maritime Logistics and Its Value

  • Maritime logistics in concept
  • Maritime logistics value defined
  • Strategic significance of maritime logistics value
  • Concluding remarks

International Maritime Trade and Logistics

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Logistics and transport
  • Global and international maritime trade
  • Global and international trade

Developing Linear Service Networks in Container Shipping

  • Background on container shipping
  • Configuration and design of liner shipping services
  • Shipping routes, network patterns and port centrality
  • Supply Chain Integration with Shipping Companies

Tanker Shipping Logistics

  • Transfer components
  • Marine terminals
  • Contractual relationships
  • Cargo transfer procedures
  • Cargo losses

Dry Bulk Shipping Logistics

  • Dry bulk trade
  • Dry bulk fleet
  • Economies of dry bulk trade
  • Principles of dry bulk shipping logistics

Dry Port in Concept and Practice

  • Intermodality and seaport inland access
  • Intermodal terminal facilities
  • The dry port concept
  • Dry port examples

Port and Logistics Chains: Changes in Organizational Effectiveness

  • Ports and logistics chains
  • Port authorities in logistics chains

Module 2: Transport Operations

Shipping Documentation

  • Ocean Bill of Lading (B/L) Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Import and Export Documentation
  • Commercial, Customs & Transportation Documentation
  • Export-Import clearance of break bulk & containerized cargo
  • Shipping company & Port formalities

Freight Transport and Logistics

  • Characteristics of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation of intermodal transport
  • Advantages of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation and intermodal transport
  • Development of intermodal transport
  • Combined transport operators and their services
  • Towards innovative intermodal transport

Road Freight and Transport Management

  • Definitions of common terms used in road freight haulage
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the road freight haulage sector and their legal responsibilities
  • How companies apply for road freight haulage licenses and who issues them
  • National and European regulations relating to the safe operation of road haulage

Passenger Road Transport and its Management

  • How bus services operate in the UK and the organizations involved
  • How to apply for a Public Service Operator’s license
  • How to apply to operate bus routes and the requirements
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the process

Module 3: International Business

Inco Terms

  • Introduction to INCO terms
  • Four Groups of INCO terms : E, F , C & D
  • Risk Management Spectrum
  • ICC & INCO terms
  • INCO terms & Carriage risk analysis
  • Carrier liabilities
  • Insurance
  • Buyer & Seller responsibilities

Letter of Credit

  • Letter of Credit Operations
  • Types of LCs
  • Terms of payment for LCs
  • Role of Bank, Company and Customer
  • Issuing, Advising and Negotiations
  • Financial, Transport and other documentation
  • Straight Credits and Clean Credits
  • Discrepancies & Resolution

Documentary Credit & UCP 600

  • Documentary Credits: What & Why?
  • Settlement of International Trade transactions
  • Settlement of International Payment instruments
  • Clean payment vs Documentary collections
  •  Analysis of risks and uncertainties in payment
  • UCP 600 and Documentary Credit undertaking of banks
  • Analysis of costs borne by sellers and buyers

International Trade

  • Trade & Marketing Environment (Domestic & Overseas)
  • Entry into overseas Markets /Strategies for development
  • Dynamics of Protectionism & Trade Barriers
  • International Economic Institutions – GATT – WTO, UNCTAD, IMF & World Bank Groups

Module 4: Transport Planning

Shipping Law & Marine Insurance

Shipping Law

  • Laws of the Sea & Ships
  • Law of the Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Adoption & Enactment of International Law in Shipping (UNCLOS)
  • Contract of A reightment – Bill of Ladings & Charter Parties
  • Risks, Responsibilities and Immunities of the Carrier under the Law
  • Rights & Privileges of the Charterer / Shipper
  • Hague-Visby Rules & Hamburg Rules

Marine Insurance

  • Aims, Objectives, Policy Types & Coverage
  • Insurable Interests & Warranties
  • Insurance of Hull & Machinery & Cargo
  • General Average – Particular Average, Total Loss
  • Settlement of Marine claims
  • Lawful marine adventure & Abandonment

Rail Transport Planning

  • Introduction
  • Rail transport resources
  • The environment
  • Transport planning tools and requirements
  • Transport operations
  • Regulation and Control

Air Transport Planning

  • Air Transportation Management
  • The Air Transportation System
  • Introduction to Air Transportation Law
  • Introduction to Air Safety and Aviation Security
  • Civil Aviation Authority 
  • Impact of Technology on Air Transport

Program Director:

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel and Al Futtaim, helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. Dr. Menon has trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.


  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from the American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from the American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from the American Purchasing Society

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