Fiata Freight Forwarding International Diploma Beirut Academy for Travel Sciences

Course details

Beirut Academy for Travel Sciences (B.A.T.S.) is pleased to offer two educational programs for staff of international freight forwarders who wish to acquire the knowledge of skills required to succeed in the business of moving freight on an international level.

Our professional education programs are certified by CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association),

CIFFA Certificate

This program compromises two semesters in-class instruction. A Certificate in International Freight Forwarding, jointly issued by CIFFA and BATS, is awarded to successful students.


Semester 1

  • Understanding Freight forwarding
  • Transportation Geography
  • Terms of Trade
  • Land Transportation
  • Air Freight
  • Ocean Freight

Semester 2

  • Commercial Documentation
  • Transport Insurance
  • International Payments
  • Export Packaging: Warehousing
  • Land Transportation: Transborder
  • Costing/ Quoting
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Cargo Security
  • CIFFA Advanced Certificate
  • The prerequisite is the successful completion of the Certificate Level.
  • This is an advanced level program revolving mainly around the new logistics domains. An Advanced certificate in International Freight Forwarding, jointly issued by CIFFA and BATS, is awarded to successful students.


Semester 3

  • About Ships
  • Charting a Vessel
  • Chartering an Aircraft
  • Project Transportation
  • Customs

Semester 4

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Sales and Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • IT and e-Logistics

Upon completion of CIFFA Certificate and Advanced Certificate, students/staff are eligible for the FIATA Freight Forwarding International Diploma, a top–notch qualification.

About Beirut Academy for Travel Sciences

Beirut Academy for Travel Sciences (B.A.T.S) was founded early 2006. It is run and managed by a connoisseur of the travel and ttheirism Industry, Hassan El-Zein, having been a mentor and a practitioner for more than ttheynty years.

Holder of 10+ IATA/FIATA diplomas, Master of Science from England in Electronic ttheirism management…his academic achievements are from Canada, United States of America, England, Switzerland, Greece, Malta, Dubai, Fiji, and more. Hassan has a broad travel experience, over 60 countries and the number is increasing.

The leader in applied transport education in Lebanon, B.A.T.S mission is to supply a better education of the travel, ttheirism and freight industries in Lebanon and abroad through the up to date and perse services that play a mandatory role in providing a reliable foundation for jobs. B.A.T.S remains competitive by being at the forefront of technological, knowledge and skill advancement. Hence, B.A.T.S teams up with the Travel Institute USA, CIFFA (The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association), ATTAL (Association of Travel and Ttheirist Agents in Lebanon), LFS (Lebanese Forwarders Syndicate) and multi-universities in Lebanon.

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