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Air Cargo Transportation

T30 – Air Cargo Transportation Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

This class goes into detail about what can and cannot be shipped by air, cargo requiring special handling, transit times, cost factors and substitute expedited ground freight options. It covers the air cargo operational environment, including trucking before and after air transportation, and value-added services that air freight forwarders can perform. It also goes into detail about how to prepare and use Air Waybills.

Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 16 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 16 CES continuing education credits.


Note: Although we recommend taking course T1u – Introduction to Cargo Transportation before this course, this is not a prerequisite for success in this course.

  • Why Ship by Air? Types of Cargo Suitable for Air Shipment
  • Air Shipment Operational Characteristics and Limitations
  • Shipments that Justify Air Transportation
  • Air Cargo that Requires Special Handling and/or May Be Restricted
  • Air Shipment Time and Distance Factors
  • Air Cartage/Drayage
  • Air Freight Shipment Costs
  • Shipper and Air Carrier Responsibilities & Liability
  • Air Waybill Functions & Preparation
  • Air Waybill Information Fields;
  • Currency & Value Declarations,
  • Cargo Line-Item Information,
  • Chargeable Weight,
  • Nature & Quantity of Goods, AWB Charges
  • e-Freight; Air Cargo Consolidation
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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