Academy of International Trade and Transport (AITT)
Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association launched an international class training academy on 18th November 2006. Fully endorsed and supported by its members and all sectors of trade and industry connected to international trade and transportation, it has been named as The Academy of International Trade and Transport (AITT).
The Academy of international Trade and Transport (AITT) is the training arm of the Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA). It is a body endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and an Accredited Training School (ATS) of International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is also a training institute approved by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping, Ministry of Ports & Aviation.
AITT is a non-profit making academy as its main objective is to bring-in professional knowledge through it’s training courses which are based on international curriculum supported by FIATA and UNESCAP, which will contribute to uplift the industry standards to international level in Sri Lanka and giving more opportunity to young people for developing a Logistics/Supply Chain Management career, in one of the most rapidly developing global industries, where supply chain solutions brings in a competitive edge in today’s global manufacturing and distribution sector.
Today, Globalization has been the most prominent factor driving the increase in the number of companies in the global market place. This necessitates a broader perspective than when operating as an international company, which may include, amongst others, attributes such global branding, global sourcing, global production, centralization of inventories and centralization of information. All of these aspects serve to emphasize the added difficulty of operating effectively in a global environment. Logistics and supply-chain networks have become far more complicated, and meeting the need to plan and manage logistics as a complete and integrated system has become far more difficult. Because of this, the best solution for a global company is very often to outsource its logistics operations.
Therefore, training and developing the knowledge and skills in our human resources, by adding another career opportunity to the job market, in the logistics & supply Chain Management field is a need of the hour and should receive national level priority from Government and Merchant sectors of the economy.
The Logistics and International Trade Programs conducted by AITT are designed to suit beginners as well as professionals in the industry who want to enhance their knowledge and advance in their careers. The institute is operated in association with our renowned training partner, Achievers Lanka Business School.
Achievers Lanka Business School (Pvt) Ltd
39, Bullers Road, Colombo 4. Sri Lanka.
Hotline : +94 117590000 / +94 115288700 / +94 115288900
Visit achievers.lk for more details.
Foundation Course on Multimodal Transport & Logistics
The Foundation course on Multimodal Transport & Logistics is tailored to facilitate an entry into the freight forwarding and logistics industry and is ideal for school leavers wishing to join the industry. The course is conducted in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The duration of the programme is 2 months and covers the basics that are essential for beginners joining the industry.
01 Globalization, Trade and Transport Linkages.
02 International Sale Transaction & Documentary Credit Sales
03 International Commercial Terms
04 Transport Documents
05 Plan & Execute an Export Shipment
06 Evolving role of the Freight Forwarder
07 Cargo & Cargo Packaging & DG
08 Multimodal Transport Operations
09 Unitization of Cargo
10 Selecting & Assessing the Transport Routes
11 Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management
12 The Scope of Liability of the Parties in the Transport Chain
13 Parties in the Transport Chain & Insurance Cover
Certificate Course in Logistic Services, Freight Forwarding & Multi Modal Transport
Certificate Course in Logistic Services, Freight Forwarding & Multi Modal Transport is designed for professionals with two years of industry experience. This course qualifies the company / student with the requirements stipulated by the Director of Merchant Shipping for the licensing of Freight Forwarders through the Gazette dated 2 August 2011. The duration of the programme is 4 months and covers key areas to enhance knowledge in logistics by focusing on the theoretical aspects.
01 Introduction to Freight Forwarders & NVOCC Operators
02 Carriage of Goods by Air
03 Carriage of Goods by Sea
06 International Trade, Finance & Payment Methods
07 Legal aspects of carriage goods by sea, air & land
08 Quality Management- ISO & Other Standards
09 Introduction to Dangerous Goods
10 Multi Modal Transport
11 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
12 Working with Customs & other regulatory bodies
13 Marketing in logistics
14 Business Communication
15 E-Commerce-Introduction to industry related E-Commerce
16 Project cargo handling
FIATA International Diploma
The FIATA International Diploma is a globally recognized Diploma designed for professionals in a managerial level position within the freight forwarding and logistics industry. The duration of the programme is 2 years.
01 Introduction to Freight Forwarding
02 Sea Transport (general)
03 Maritime Containers
04 Multimodal Transport
05 Air Transport
06 Road Transport
07 Rail Transport
08 National / International Carriage by Inland Waterway
09 Customs Procedures
12 Dangerous Goods
13 Safety and Security
14 Information & Communication Technologies in Forwarding