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Airfreight Forwarders Basic Course



20 Jul 2022 – 22 Jul 2022

23 Aug 2022 – 25 Aug 2022

26 Sep 2022 – 28 Sep 2022



IATA Formulation

  • Why and its objectives
  • How technologies affect the industry

Air cargo Economic

  • Global Statics the impact and forecast
  • Industry Forecast, what its means
  • Singapore perspectives
  • Focus, characteristics and implications

Organization and Structures

  • International Air Transportation Association
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Acting as Intermediary
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Evolution and changes
  • Singapore Governmental Agencies

Ground Handling Agents

  • Services
  • Relationship

Cargo agent

  • Traditional Relationship
  • Services and Relationship
  • Blurring roles and activities


  • Understanding of cargo space
  • Unit Load Devices and restriction
  • Rules and Tariff
  • How airlines route from point to point

Airway bill

  • Definition and purpose
  • Guiding principles
  • Condition of Carriage and limitations
  • Check digit
  • E-freight, purpose and processes

Basic Cargo Rating

  • Types of rating
  • TACT and OAG

Airfreight Establishment

  • Services and guiding regulations
  • Operational structures

Freight Operation

  • Air freight Export
  • Documentation and Rules
  • Typical Flow
  • Security – AED
  • Direct and Consolidation

Airfreight Import

  • Authorization/Clearance
  • Typical Flow
  • Duties and Taxes
  • Cargo Agents Import Authorization
  • Permit types/Damages


  • Obligations, Risk and Costs
  • Definition and Types
  • Multi-modal, Air and Maritime
  • Procurement

Summary of Rules



  • To provide an overview of the aircargo industry through coverage on airlines, cargo handling agents and freight forwarder operations
  • To educate participants in import/export procedures and eFreight operations



New entrants into the airfreight industry, sales & marketing personnel who want to understand the operational background of freight forwarding, all who wish to learn more about the airfreight industry.



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Class: 9 AM – 5.30 PM

Withdrawal And Refund Of Fees

Please submit the SDF Training Grant application through the online WDA SkillsConnect platform (, if the participant(s) is eligible for funding. Upon completion of the course, company may proceed to submit the Claim through the same platform in order for the Training Grant to be credited into company’s account.

Withdrawal And Refund Of Fees

Applicants who have been accepted into a course and subsequently decide to withdraw from the course are required to serve notice in writing to SAAA Cargo Services Pte Ltd through their respective companies.

Upon receipt of the notice, SAAA Cargo Services Pte Ltd may refund part of the course fee as tabulated below:

Written Notice Received by SAAA Cargo Services Pte Ltd

Percentage of Fees Refundable

More than 14 days before commencement


Less than 14 days before commencement


Less than 5 days before commencement

No Refund

All prices are excluding GST