IHCTM

IHCTM is authorized training centre for IATA/UFTAA Foundation, Consultant, Managing the Travel Business courses as well as IATA International Air cargo Training, Air Cargo Rating and Dangerous Goods Courses from IATA, Canada. In fact, IHCTM has the unique distinction of being the FIRST in the world to be authorised for the 3  IATA / UFTAA along with the 3  IATA  International Air Cargo training programmes (a total of 6 qualifications).

     
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IATA International Air Cargo Training Qualfications

Under the leadership of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Air Cargo Training Programme is a step-by-step professional training programme designed to help you advance from entry-level to senior management in the cargo Industry. Introduced by IATA over 30 years ago to enhance the professionalism and ability of cargo agents, it is delivered and updated on a regular basis by a team of cargo experts and training specialists.

Prerequisites 
It is recommended that students have completed a secondary school education or equivalent. A good understanding of written English, world geography and basic mathematics is essential.

Why a Career in CARGO?

  • According to OAG (Official Airline Guide), there will be 6.1 per cent average growth of air freight for the ensuing 10 years. OAG Analytical Services at the release of  its third annual OAG Global Air Freight Forecast has projected trends in air freight demand and fleet for 2008-2017.
  • Several airlines such as Jet Airways and Kingfisher are looking at starting freighter flights to meet the increasing demand for air freights
  • New airports and the upcoming international cargo hub in Nagpur will ensure tremendous job opportunities in the Air Freight Sector and several CHA firms and Freight Forwarding companies are looking at getting IATA accreditation which in turn has created increasing demand for IATA International Air Cargo Diploma Holders.

  • Why IHCTM?

  • IHCTM has been the pioneer of Air Cargo training in India and was the first IATA  International Air Cargo authorized training centre in Mumbai to offer all the 3 levels of the IATA  International Air Cargo programme.
  • IHCTM students have excelled in their examination and also get preferential selection in employment as well as for internship opportunities at the Cargo complex and with ground handling companies.

  • IATA INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO

    The IATA International Air Cargo Course is one of the requirements for accreditation as an IATA Cargo Agent. The Introductory Course takes into account a number of changes in the air cargo industry and the evolution of the industry towards the adoption of the Montreal Protocol.

    At the end of the course, you will be able to:

    1. Make appropriate arrangements and reservations for international air cargo shipment
    2. Calculate correct rates and charges for both general cargo and special cargo
    3. Complete air waybills in accordance with applicable IATA rules and procedures

    Eligibility:

    This course is designed for the traffic and operations staff of international air cargo agents but is also useful to sales and marketing staff of cargo agents and consolidators; sales, reservations and acceptance staff of airlines, airport handling and surface transportation companies; shipping department staff of manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters

    COURSE SYLLABUS

    1. Industry regulations; ICAO -IATA
    2. The air cargo agency; The IATA cargo agent -The consolidator
    3. World geography; IATA 3-letter codes -time differences -calculation of transportation times
    4. Use of Guides; the OAG Air Cargo Guide
    5. Aircraft; bulk loading limitations -Unit Load
    6. Devices (ULDs) Handling facilities; aircraft and cargo terminal facilities
    7. Air cargo acceptance
    8. Cargo booking procedures
    9. Cargo automation
    10. Air cargo rates and charges; application of TACT (The Air Cargo Tariff)
    11. The Air Waybill; completion - labelling and marking

    IATA INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO RATING

    For those wanting to specialize in container loading and consolidation, the AIR CARGO RATING Course is extremely useful. Persons holding the IATA  International Air Cargo Rating Diploma are considered qualified under the terms of the IATA Resolutions applicable to IATA 's accreditation of Cargo Agents.

    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    1. Correctly quote the published rates and charges for air cargo shipments
    2. Calculate appropriate rates and charges for mixed consignments and Unit Load Devices (ULDs)
    3. Complete Air waybills

    Eligibility:

    1. Traffic and operations staff of international air cargo 
    2. Sales and marketing staff of cargo agents and consolidators
     
    3. Sales, reservations and acceptance staff of airlines, airport handling and surface transportation companies
     
    4. Shipping department staff of manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters
     
    5. All staff of cargo agents, airlines and manufacturers who wish to expand or refresh their  knowledge of current international air cargo rating and handling procedures.


    COURSE SYLLABUS


    1. Review of basic cargo rating principles; The Air Cargo Tariff (TACT)-IATA areas and sub - areas -chargeable weight - rates and charges - Air Waybill completion 
    2. Currency regulations; conversion rates - rounding off procedures
    3. Construction rates (general cargo, specific commodity and class rates)
    4. Combination of rates and charges (international general cargo rates, specific commodity and class rates)
    5. Mixed consignments; declaration of the goods - rating - Air Waybill completion
    6. ULDs; definitions, specifications, classification and identification of ULDs - general rules governing the use of ULDs - ULD charges

     

    IATA  DANGEROUS GOODS

    One of the pre-requisites to get a Cargo Agency accredited with IATA is to have two employees working in the company who have completed the IATA Dangerous Goods Course. Further, the Dangerous Goods Diploma has to be validated every two years to update oneself with the latest formalities for identifying, classifying and complying with formalities of packing, marking, labelling and documentation of hazardous substances. 
    The Dangerous Goods Examination comprises of one paper - Acceptance and Use of Dangerous Goods Regulations and the candidate has to refer to the latest edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations and complete his examination paper.

    At the end of the course, you will be able to:

    1. Apply the IATA Cargo Dangerous Goods Regulations correctly
    2. Understand the legal aspects and the responsibility of the shippers, agents and airlines involved in the transport of dangerous goods
    3. Identify and classify individual dangerous goods items
    4. Verify that the goods are properly packed, marked and labeled
    5. Fill in and check the Shippers’ Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD)
    6. Complete Air waybills in accordance with the applicable IATA rules and procedures
    7. Deliver dangerous goods shipments to the airlines “ready for carriage”

    Eligibility:

    1. Traffic and operations staff of international air cargo agents
    2. Sales and marketing staff of cargo agents and consolidators
    3. Sales, reservations and acceptance staff of airlines, airport handling and surface transportation companies
    4. Shipping department staff of manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters
    5. All staff of cargo agents, airlines and manufacturers who wish to expand or refresh their knowledge of dangerous goods regulations and procedures

    COURSE SYLLABUS:

    1. Contents of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
    2. Dangerous goods classes and divisions
    3. Identification
    4. Packing requirements
    5. Marking and labeling
    6. Documentation
    7. Radioactive materials
    8. State and operator variations
    9. Checking procedures
    10. Excepted quantities

     
    HIGHLIGHTS OF the IATA INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO Programme
  • The IATA International Air Cargo and Air Cargo Rating courses comprise of 1 paper to pass the examination you have to score a minimum of 60%. A score of 90% in the first attempt entitles you to receiving a diploma with Distinction. Maximum two attempts are allowed for the paper and the examination has to be given within the course validity period of 18 months. The exams are held in March, June, September and December each year.
  • The IATA Dangerous Goods examination is valid for 12 months and the examinations are held in March, June, September and December each year . The passing percentage is 80% and on scoring 90% in the first attempt the candidate would be awarded a diploma with Distinction. Only two attempts are permitted within the validity period of the course. The IATA Dangerous Goods course examination comprises of one paper only.
  • The student has to register for a Dangerous Goods Recurrent or Refresher programme every 2 years. Enquire with IHCTM for details.
  • The course registration deadline for March session is 31st November, for June session it is 28th February and for September session is 31st May and for the December it is 30th September. You have to register with IHCTM atleast 15 days prior to the deadline set by ITDI (IATA Training and Development Institute)
  • Each course is of a duration of 3 to 4 months. A customized programme can be designed for the industry to complete the course on a fast track basis (minimum of 10 participants)
  • A word of caution - To encash on the ignorance of students, there are many unscrupulous institutes who claim to offer IATA approved or IATA based courses. For the list of authorized training centres for IATA/UFTAA and IATA International Air Cargo Training programmes visit http://www.iata.org/training/self_study  or email traveltraining@iata.org

    • All information in this brochure as on 1st April 2012
    • Anything mentioned in this brochure is subject to amendments/alterations without notice as found necessary
     
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