Students will be prepared for employment in transportation or logistics positions requiring a working knowledge of the airline or ocean shipping industries, including the use of intermediaries between shippers and carriers. Students will also understand the terms of sale used in both domestic and global commerce, the differences between domestic and international transportation, international treaties governing the liability of international carriers, and current proposals to modernize those liability regimes.
- To explain the laws and government regulations remaining after deregulation of the airline and ocean shipping industries, as well as intermediaries between carriers.
- To describe how government regulation of the air and ocean shipping industries affect shippers and receivers of goods shipped via those modes of carriage, including multimodal movements.
- To prepare all parties to transportation arrangements for the inevitable breakdowns, accidents and service failures that occur in the distribution system.
- To develop suggestions on how transit losses and disputes between parties to transportation arrangements can be prevented or diminished.
- To explain the rights and obligations of shippers, receivers, carriers, intermediaries and insurers of goods.
- To state the differences between carriers and intermediaries, such as truck brokers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and intermodal companies.
- To explain the terms of sale used in domestic and global commerce.
- To summarize the international treaties and liability regimes governing international cargo movements, as well as current proposals to modernize those regimes.
- To describe the controversy concerning cross-border trucking between the U.S., Mexico and Canada pursuant to NAFTA.
Major topics covered in this course are the U.S. Statutes and Regulations governing the movement of goods to, from and within the U.S. and its Territories and Possessions, including the most recent changes to Laws impacting Transportation and Logistics. Particular focus is provided for Transportation modes such as Air, Ocean, International, Multi-modal, and Intermediaries and how the laws affect these modes relative to contracts, bills-of-lading, claims, liability, and jurisdictional authority.