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Traffic Technology and Transport Logistics

Freight Forwarding


  • Definition of freight forwarding and logistics,
  • The role of freight forwarding in trade of goods,
  • Types of freight forwarders and the characteristics of their activities in different roles,
  • Characteristics of a freight forwarding contract, disposition
  • Characteristics of freight forwarding services/activities,
  • Challenges for the freight forwarder in organising international transport using different means of transport, customs clearance, insurance, packaging and storage of goods,
  • Documentation in international transport of goods,
  • Supporting transport activities,
  • Knowledge of national and international freight forwarding organisations and associations, their importance and key functions.
  • Overview, definition of the meaning and forming of Incoterms 2020 clauses.
  • Customs procedures,
  • Knowledge of the functioning of shipping agents (definitions, types, documentation, modus operandi).

Goals and competencies

The main objective of the course is to present the basic skills required for providing freight forwarding's business.

Obtained knowledge from this course allow students a high professional and managerial work in freight forwarding agencies. Students are in addition able provide all kind of logistics service in efficient and optimal way.

Basic literature

  1. Jakomin, I., Jelenc, M., Vlačič, P.: Temelji poslovanja špedicije, 2006
  2. Čok, Z.: Pomorski agent, vezni člen v verigi pomorskih prevozov in prekomorske trgovine, Koper, 2012
  3. Incoterms 2010 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), GZS, Ljubljana, 2011
  4. Incoterms 2020 Explained- The Complete Guide: