Course Description

The cross-border movement of goods is a complex maze of transportation modes, infrastructure, legal documents, financial tools and tracking of shipments. This online  module will include the following topics:

  1. Global logistics including end-to-end supply chain, major players, intelligent transportation systems
  2. International infrastructure including crossings, ports, airports, procurement and finance, belt and road

This module applies towards the following certificates:

Certificate in Trade Logistics and Border Management

Certificate in Advanced International Trade and Border Management

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • identify major modes of global freight movement and advantages and disadvantages
  • show how all discreet links in the physical supply chain are not only interconnected but also interdependent
  • understand how to conduct a review of global supply chain partners including freight forwarders, brokers, carriers, couriers and internal staff on import and export requirements
  • assess and prepare the correct government license applications when required for select export and import transactions
  • maintain Customs records in accordance with relevant Customs legislation throughout an international supply chain
  • assess how the quality, capacity and maintenance of transport infrastructure affects the disadvantages and advantages of using different modes of transportation throughout a supply chain
  • understand the decision-making process that leads to government and private sector investment in major international infrastructure projects, including policy imperatives and economic impacts.


This is an online offering that will be offered through the Blackboard Learning Management System. It is expected that you will have the appropriate browser and computer access. You will be asked to regularly log into the module from your computer or other appropriate electronic device with online access through Blackboard. Please review the Blackboard preferred system requirements.

There is a “Navigating Your Online Course” module and technical tutorials that can you can review for a brief orientation to Blackboard. After registration, you will be sent additional details, including login information.


In order to ensure you are academically prepared, it is expected that you have:

  1. Successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalency
  2. Successfully completed one grade 12 math or equivalency (recommended)
  3. English Language Proficiency
  4. Postsecondary education and relevant work experience would be an asset

Proof of completion may be requested for any of the above.

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