Transport by water, rail & air

Transport is the connecting link between all components of the supply chain. New concepts are emerging every day but this is absolutely necessary to meet the challenges of respect for the environment and the planet, traceability and close follow up of customer service and cost of the operation. Every company is therefore looking for methods and solutions to organise the operation as (cost) efficiently as possible. Would you also like to take a thorough look at your transport organisation? Then follow our basic training on transport by water, rail air!


During this course, the Zelco instructors/consultants will familiarize you with the activities in a transport department and/or forwarding department. After the training you will have a better understanding of the different modes of transport and the selection parameters that influence the organisation of multi modal transport in your organisation.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Characteristics, aspects, forms of organisation of transport modes by water, air and rail
  • Characteristics, aspects and organisation of continental and intercontinental transport
  • Incoterms 2020
  • Insurance
  • Transfer of responsibility
  • Fiscal and customs aspects
  • Cost structures by transport mode
  • Data analysis and choice of transport solutions
  • Intermodal solutions and trade offs
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Control tower and POD
  • Digital evolutions and trends

After this training you will have all the knowledge in your hands:

  • Organising and controlling transport by water, air and rail.
  • to understand and implement digitisation of transport
  • getting costs and service in the best possible balance
  • to contribute to an outsourcing dossier
  • recognising and managing the complexity of multimodal solutions
  • take on a task as dispatcher or transport manager

Target group and organisation

This training is aimed at everyone who is or will be responsible for transport management or dispatching. Transport planners, dispatchers, transport managers, warehouse managers, supply chain specialists, cost controllers and all functions that come into contact with transport.

Consultants, software specialists, trainers, accountants who need a practical insight into transport will also find what they are looking for here.

During the e-learning you will have the time to get acquainted with the concepts that will be discussed in the workshop and to practice these in advance. In addition, a forum will also be made available. This will be the 'place' for questions and discussions with fellow students and the teacher. In this way the group dynamics will be strengthened both online and offline.

The 5 digital workshops or the 3 physical workshops are organised at fixed times and both the instructor and all students take part. The workshops serve to provide further clarification of the theory and to make more complex exercises aimed at its practical application. Experiences are also exchanged between the course members. Active participation and dialogue between lecturers and course members is always central to the workshops.


The training with digital workshops costs € 1950 excluding VAT.

The training with physical workshops costs € 2350 excl. VAT.

You will receive a high-quality programme and access to the e-learning platform with theory, exercises and a digital discussion group where you can communicate with teachers and fellow students!

Subsidy opportunities

Programme 5 digital workshops

  • Support: Preparatory digital support for the participant
  • Workshop 1: Kick off + introduction + specific aspects of the 3 modes of transport
  • E-learning: Legal & technical aspects, intermediaries, incoterms, documents
  • Workshop 2: Waterborne transport: short sea, deep sea, inland waterways
  • E-learning: Organisation and cost factors of transport by water
  • Workshop 3: Case study
  • E-learning: Infrastructure, administration, air/rail transport costs
  • Workshop 4: Practice of air & rail transport
  • E-learning: Basic concepts for multimodal transport + evaluation
  • Workshop 5: Case study + cost control + control tower + trends

After the training, the Zelco learning platform will remain available for another 6 months.

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