IATA – Cargo Introductory Course

With over 52 million tons of cargo shipped annually, the air cargo industry is the place to be. Prepare yourself to work in the industry with this comprehensive course. You will learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

This course is mandated for IATA Cargo Agents in accordance with the IATA Cargo Agency Resolutions.

This course is ideal for young professionals looking to get a head start in the profession, introducing the skills and procedures expected by the world’s leading airlines. Special emphasis is given to customer service and cargo acceptance for cargo industry, with the final module of the course giving useful tips for completing the career option available in air cargo industry.

Get trained to be an Air Cargo Professional. The Orient Civil Aviation Academy Air Cargo Programme is amongst the best in the Industry to give you a complete make-over…Welcome aboard.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Guide clients on the IATA rules and procedures for air freight shipments
  • Arrange air cargo shipments in accordance with IATA rules and procedures
  • Apply published rates and charges for air cargo shipments
  • Complete air waybills accurately
  • Prepare shipments ready for carriage
Eligibility Criteria
  • Standard XII (any stream)
  • Graduates
Ofcaa Advantage
  • Class conducted by industry professional
  • Option of earning IATA Certification
  • Personality development
  • Familiarization trip to Cargo warehouse, cargo agency, airport
  • Free spoken English and Hindi classes for candidates, who are not fluent in English and Hindi
  • Placement assistance
Key Topics
  • Operations at cargo agencies, airlines, and freight forwarders
  • Air cargo acceptance basic rating principles
  • Air waybill completion
  • Industry terminology and abbreviations
  • IATA geography, TACT, OAG, and other cargo manuals
Industry regulations ICAO
The air cargo agency The IATA cargo agent
The consolidator
Air cargo agent’s operations
Air cargo agent service functions
Organization of air cargo agencies
World geographyGeography and IATA three-letter codes
IATA areas and sub-areas
Time differences
Calculation of transportation time
Using guides The OAG Cargo Guide
The OAG Worldwide Flight Guide
Aircraft The aircraft
Bulk load limitations
Unit Load Devices
Determining the acceptance of cargo to carriers
Handling facilities Airports
Aircraft handling facilities
Cargo terminal facilities
Customs clearance process
Air cargo acceptance Instructions for carriage
Acceptance based on the shipper’s letter of instructions
Acceptance of special cargo
Cargo booking procedures How to make a cargo booking and airline internal booking procedures
Cargo automation Administrative automation
Physical handling automation
Cargo 2000
Future developments in cargo automation
Air Cargo Rates and Charges The Air Cargo Tariff (TACT)
IATA Areas and Sub-areas
Chargeable Weight
Rates and Charges
General Rules
Minimum Charges (M)
General Cargo Rates (GCR)
Specific Commodity Rates (SCR)
Class Rates or Commodity classification rates
Lower charge in higher weight category
Precedence rates and charges
Valuations charges
Charges collect shipments
Other charges and fees
Rating concept within Europe
The air waybill Types of air waybills and their function
Completing the air waybill and labeling and marking cargo
Course Duration & Passing Criteria
  • This course requires approximately 180 hours of study, to be completed in 06 months.
  • All candidates will be given 2 attempts to successfully complete the final exam.
  • To successfully pass the exam, the student must achieve a grade of 60% or higher.

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the final