This module aims to give participants an understanding of the basic techniques used in freight transportation. All major techniques in the areas of road transport, airfreight, rail-freight and water borne freight are discussed.

The course will examine the increasing use of intermodal transport and the growth in information technology usage.

The course discusses the theory behind route planning and distribution optimisation with a demonstration of software in this area. The course discusses the effects of the various transport modes on the environment and the latest research in sustainable distribution.


On completion successful participants will:



5 days