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Course Name Multimodal Transportation
Course Code 23DLS601
Semester 3
Credits 4


Unit I

Introduction to Multimodal Transport. Introduction to multimodal transportation- Definitions, MTO, MTD, MTC, concepts, benefits, current scenario, challenges faced and reforms. Overview Of Multimodal Transportation: Definition of multimodal transportation, Multimodal transport in India.

Unit II

Containerization: Evolution of containerization, Contribution of Malcolm Mclean in containerization, Types of containers, Benefits of containerization, Growth prospects of trade with containerization.
Road Transport in India, Rail Transport in India, Container corporation of India(CONCOR),
Freight Corridors(DFCC), Commercial terms of rail-road transport in India, Sea Transport in
India, Coastal /Inland shipping, Introduction to Air Transport, Combination of different
modes of transport, Incoterms. Role of seaports, airports, ICDs/CFS, terminals, in multimodal

Unit III

Overview Of Intermodal Transportation: Types of Ships, Definition of Intermodal Transport, Various aspects of Intermodal transport in India, Custom clearance process, Role of CHAs, Role of NVOCCS, Trade Financing Options, Letter of Credits, Role of intermediaries like Freight forwarders, ship brokers, ship agents, Port authorities.
National Law On Transport, Multimodal Transportation Goods (Amendment) Act, 2000:
Multimodal transportation of Goods Act, 1993- its objectives and benefits, Multimodal
transportation of Goods Act, 2000, International Conventions on Intermodal transport,
Dangerous good classification, Regulations concerning dangerous goods regulations, Motor
Vehicles Act, Warsaw Convention.

Text Book

1. Container and Multimodal Transport Management – Hariharan K.V. – Shroffs
Publishers & Distributors
Reference Books
1. International Trade Logistics-Ram Singh- Oxford Publication.

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