Freight transport methods

Description

Understand different modalities of transport such as air, sea, or intermodal freight transport. Specialise in one of the modalities and possess a deeper knowledge of the details and procedures of that modality.

Alternative labels

methods of freight transport
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Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Freight transport methods is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts distribution manager: Electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts distribution managers plan the distribution of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts to various points of sales.
Textile industry machinery distribution manager: Textile industry machinery distribution managers plan the distribution of textile industry machinery to various points of sales.
Flowers and plants distribution manager: Flowers and plants distribution managers plan the distribution of flowers and plants to various points of sales.
Computers, computer peripheral equipment and software distribution manager: Computers, computer peripheral equipment and software distribution managers plan the distribution of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software to various points of sales.
Pharmaceutical goods distribution manager: Pharmaceutical goods distribution managers plan the distribution of pharmaceutical gooods to various points of sales.
Marine cargo inspector: Marine cargo inspectors investigate all baggage and freight listed on the ship’s manifest. They are responsible for checking the condition of the cargo and verifying the cargo’s documentation and compliance with rules and regulations. Marine cargo inspectors analyse the vessels’ capabilities, the fuel compartments, the safety equipment and the specific licenses required.
Live animals distribution manager: Live animals distribution managers plan the distribution of live animals to various points of sales.
Fish, crustaceans and molluscs distribution manager: Fish, crustaceans and molluscs distribution managers plan the distribution of fish, crustaceans and molluscs to various points of sales.
China and glassware distribution manager: China and glassware distribution managers plan the distribution of china and glassware to various points of sales.
Agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds distribution manager: Agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds distribution managers plan the distribution of agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds to various points of sales.
Helicopter pilot: Helicopter pilots fly helicopters in order to transport passengers and cargo from one place to another. They plan flights using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments. Prior to departure, they inspect helicopters following checklists to detect leaking hydraulic fluid, inoperative control, low fuel level, or other unsafe conditions.
Wood and construction materials distribution manager: Wood and construction materials distribution managers plan the distribution of wood and construction materials to various points of sales.
Freight transport dispatcher: Freight transport dispatchers receive and transmit reliable messages, track vehicles and equipment, and record other important information. They oversee the planning operations of dispatching by coordinating different modes of transport. Freight transport dispatchers structure routes or services and determine the appropriate mode of transport. They are also responsible for equipment and vehicle maintenance and workers dispatching. The freight transport dispatchers provide the legal and contractual documentation for the transporting parties.
Freight inspector: Freight inspectors determine if freight is secure and comes with the proper documentation. They inspect, manage and document freight shipments while verifying that the content comply with local, national and international regulations.
Metals and metal ores distribution manager: Metals and metal ores distribution managers plan the distribution of metals and metal ores to various points of sales.
Textiles, textile semi-finished and raw materials distribution manager: Textiles, textile semi-finished and raw materials distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Tobacco products distribution manager: Tobacco products distribution managers plan the distribution of tobacco products to various points of sales.
Clothing and footwear distribution manager: Clothing and footwear distribution managers plan the distribution of clothing and footwear to various points of sales.
Distribution manager: Distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Watches and jewellery distribution manager: Watches and jewellery distribution managers plan the distribution of watches and jewellery to various points of sales.Watches and jewellery distribution managers plan the distribution of watches and jewellery to various points of sales.
Specialised goods distribution manager: Specialised goods distribution managers plan, coordinate and manage the distribution of specialised goods to various points of sales. They oversee employees and ensure that operations run efficiently such as the storage, transportation and delivery of specialised goods.
Fruit and vegetables distribution manager: Fruit and vegetables distribution managers plan the distribution of fruit and vegetables to various points of sales.
Hides, skins and leather products distribution manager: Hides, skins and leather products distribution managers plan the distribution of hides, skins and leather products to various points of sales.
Logistics and distribution manager: Logistics and distribution managers take decisions on logistic services, operations and provisions. They take internal and external variables into consideration for effective and successful organisational logistic services. They give appropriate support to all the activities of the supply chain from the beginning to the end. These professionals organise the storage and distribution of goods and ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.
Chemical products distribution manager: Chemical products distribution managers plan the distribution of chemical products to various points of sales.
Water traffic coordinator: Water traffic coordinator manage the movements of a vessel in ports and waterways. They ensure the efficient deployment of vessels of a shipping company.
Machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft distribution manager: Machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft distribution managers plan the distribution of machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft to various points of sales.
Waste and scrap distribution manager: Waste and scrap distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Intermodal logistics manager: Intermodal logistics managers manage and oversee commercial and operational aspects of intermodal logistics for an organisation.
Household goods distribution manager: Household goods distribution managers plan the distribution of household goods to various points of sales.
Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery distribution manager: Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery distribution managers plan the distribution of mining, construction and civil engineering machinery to various points of sales.
Perfume and cosmetics distribution manager: Perfume and cosmetics distribution managers plan the distribution of perfume and cosmetics to various points of sales.
Furniture, carpets and lighting equipment distribution manager: Furniture, carpets and lighting equiment distribution managers plan the distribution of furniture, carpets and lighting equiment to various points of sales.
Dairy products and edible oils distribution manager: Dairy products and edible oils distribution managers plan the distribution of dairy products and edible oils to various points of sales.
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies distribution manager: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies distribution managers plan the distribution of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies to various points of sales.
Stevedore superintendent: Stevedore superintendents supervise and monitor the freight handling and longshore labor in a dockyard to maximise productivity. They manage the loading and unloading of cargo and monitor the safety of the work area. Stevedore superintendents may also investigate incidents and prepare accident reports.
Electrical household appliances distribution manager: Electrical household appliances distribution managers plan the distribution of electrical household appliances to various points of sales.
Beverages distribution manager: Beverages distribution managers plan the distribution of beverages to various points of sales.
Agricultural machinery and equipment distribution manager: Agricultural machinery and equipment distribution managers plan the distribution of agricultural machinery and equipment to various points of sales.
Sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery distribution manager: Sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery distribution managers plan the distribution of sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery to various points of sales.
Meat and meat products distribution manager: Meat and meat products distribution managers plan the distribution of meat and meat products to various points of sales.
Ship captain: Ship captains are in charge of a vessel for the transportation of goods and passengers, operating in offshore and coastal waters. The size of the vessel can range from a small vessel to a cruise liner depending on the tonnage that they are certified to sail. Ship captains have vast experience with ships and their operation, and are likely to have worked their way through the ranks of other ship-related positions.
Coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution manager: Coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution managers plan the distribution of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices to various points of sales.

Optional knowledge

Freight transport methods is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Forwarding manager: Forwarding managers plan and organise cargo shipments within national and international areas. They communicate with carriers and negotiate the best way to send the cargo to its destination which can be a single customer or a point of distribution. Forwarding managers act as experts in supply chain management. They know and apply the rules and regulations for each specific type of cargo and communicate the conditions and costs to the clients.
Occupational railway instructor: Occupational railway instructors teach future occupational drivers of railway transportation, such as train, tram, metro and trolley drivers how to operate their railway vehicle according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific railway vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.
Materials handler: Materials handlers execute the handling and storage of materials through activities such as loading, unloading and moving articles in a warehouse or storage room. They work according to orders to inspect materials and provide documentation for the handling of items. Materials handlers also manage inventory and ensure the safe disposal of waste.
Train driver: Train drivers operate trains providing passenger or cargo transport services. They are responsible for driving the locomotive in safe manner, respecting all relevant safety, operational and communication regulations, and have full responsibility for the safety of passengers and cargo. The task involves cooperation and communication with the relevant staff under the infrastructure manager, as well as with staff on board the train.
Aircraft pilot: Aircraft pilots control and navigate aircraft. They operate the mechanical and electrical systems of the aircraft and transport people, mail and freight.
Warehouse worker: Warehouse workers execute the accurate handling, packing and storage of materials in a warehouse. They receive goods, label them, check quality, store the goods and document any damage. Warehouse workers also monitor stock levels of items, keep inventory and ship goods.

 


 

References

  1. Freight transport methods – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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