Cargo traffic is the deglamourized counterpart of passenger traffic. But it is cargo transportation that forms the core of trade - domestic or international, export or import. Air and sea transportation forms the bulk of carriage of cargo. Few decades ago, only mail and a few other items were sent by air. Bulk voluminous cargo was sent by ship. But times have changed now. Almost anything can be carried by air - live animals, valuable cargo, human remains, etc. On the international scene, the air cargo industry is expected to grow at an average rate 8-10% within the next 10 years. With the entry of MNC's in the country, the courier industry is on the threshold of a boom. People have become very time conscious and with fierce competition, it is a known fact that timely delivery and prompt, efficient service is the key to success.

Shipping plays an important role in our country's economic development. In India, shipping plays a vital role in generating foreign exchange as 90% of the total quantity of goods and 80% in terms of value move by sea. The Government of India has realized the importance of developing additional coastal areas and has commissioned the development of several new ports as part of the liberalization process.

Globalization has changed the face of business today. Most manufacturers have realized the importance of Logistics in today's world. Logistics is basically a military terminology. It is a branch of military science which deals with the movement of equipment & supplies. Logistics in International trade is used to describe a commercial activity i.e. “Movement of commercial cargo”. It is very important for precise execution, consistent monitoring, timely delivery and understanding the need of delivery of cargo at the right place at the right time.

There is an increasing demand for trained personnel in the Air & Sea cargo and Logistics industry and to fulfill this need, TIM has designed this special course covering all three modules giving the student a threefold advantage.

Course Content

  • Air Cargo Management : Industry Organisations & Regulations, Aviation Geography, Use of Cargo Guides, Aircraft Configuration & ULD devices, IATA Cargo Agent & Cargo Agency Operation, Air Cargo Rates & Transportation charges, AWB completion, Handling Facilities & Procedures, Air Cargo acceptance & booking and Cargo Automation.
  • Sea Cargo Management : Understanding Sea Cargo Industry, Shipping Geography, Sea Freight Forwarding.
  • Logistics Management : Introduction to Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Packaging, Warehousing, Materials Handling, Inventory Management.


Minimum 10 + 2 or equivalent. A good understanding of written English, World Geography and basic mathematics and good communication skills - you will be communicating with customers, importers and exporters, ship brokers, airline/carrier representatives, customs officers and overseas agents.

Job Opportunities

Counter executives, Sales & Marketing executives, Clearing & forwarding agents, airport duty officers, freight forwarders, distribution / logistics manager, Port manager, Rail operations manager, Transportation manager - passenger services, Transportation planner, Warehouse manager, Customer service coordinator, operations agent, export / import sea freight coordinator, fleet & facilities manager, Logistics operations manager, etc.

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