FIATA Logistics Academy launches three online courses

Press Release
29 March 2019

Zurich, Switzerland/ March 29, 2019/FIATA Newswire/ -- The FIATA Logistics Academy stretches to deliver its vision of delivering one knowledge source for professional logistics, and to become a leading provider of educational tools both technical and soft and solutions to the freight forwarding industry, announced today at the first launch of its flagship digital courses. It is back to school time for logistics professionals, learning is now as easily accessible on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

This is FIATA’s response to industry dynamics - workforce needs education to keep up the pace. This spring, FIATA Members will get the most out of the technology with three digital courses featuring: Introduction to Global Logistics Management Theory and Practice, Maritime Transport, and Digital Train the Trainer by the FIATA Foundation - Vocational Training.

Now FIATA’s Association Members can use these training provisions to enhance their training programmes. They will have what they need in one platform that provides access to content across some of the subjects outlined in the FIATA Minimum Standards in Freight Forwarding. The platform, based on edX’s technology is amongst the best in the world supported by Harvard, MIT, Oxford and over 30 other universities. The platform allows easy access to courses for the entire class or individual students to support their learning goals and supplement their lesson plans. Data analytics will in time provide great insight on how people learn.

Over the last 23 years with the inception of the Advisory Body Vocational Training in 1996 and then the founding of the FIATA Logistics Academy five years ago, FIATA has become the go-to venue for the industry’s training, Education & vocational needs

"With our first digital project, FLA is responding to providing solutions that gives freight forwarders exactly what they have been asking for - the possibility to upscale their knowledge and skills anywhere, everywhere, anytime," said Mr Issa Baluch, FLA Chairman.

The courses are available to all FIATA Members on the following link They can signup for a free trial and spread the word about this educational offering.

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FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st, 1926.  It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

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Glattbrugg, 29 March 2019