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Perishable Cargo Transportation

Gain the knowledge required to ship perishable cargo safely complying with industry standards meanwhile
identifying interesting business development opportunities for your company.
Whether it concerns fruits, pharmaceuticals, vegetables, frozen fish or flowers, perishables are due their nature
often shipped via air. These products are often for human consumption, have a short shelf life and closely
monitored by national government bodies. Ensuring this cargo is delivered at destination within the best
conditions requires a thorough understanding of the most up-to-date regulations and procedures. This course
provides the detailed insight into the proper handling of perishable cargo.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to: 

  • Improve time and temperature-sensitive cargo management with latest methods and techniques
  • Explore the latest industry trends and types of perishable commodities transported by air
  • Understand global government controls and reduce your business exposure
  • Identify new market opportunities
  • In depth understanding of the procedures and documents to improve service
  • Use the current IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) in line with other applicable publications 

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • All Cargo operations and ground handling staff responsible for handling any type of perishable cargo
  • Cargo customer service and sales staff at airlines and cargo agents
  • Logistics/transportation department staff at shippers preparing perishable cargo for air transportation
  • Instructional designers and instructors responsible for cargo training

Course content

  • How to use IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations manual
  • Government and airline regulations
  • Carrier regulations
  • Shipper’s and airline’s responsibilities
  • Perishable types and their classification
  • Packaging types
  • Documentation and labelling
  • Acceptance and control
  • Perishable handling procedures
  • ULD and airport operations
  • Damage, claims and tracking
  • Air transport of cut flowers
  • CITES regulations