ØAL114 Transport, Transport law and Delivery Terms

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Due to Covid-19, changes may occur in course descriptions for the autumn semester of 2020. Changes in each course will be published on Studentweb or Canvas. When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid. Examples of such changes could be accomplishment of practice, course type, or whether letter grades or passed/not passed will be used as grading scales.

Contents and structure

The course gives the students a basic introduction to the different modes of transport, carriers, cargo units, etc. that are at the heart of logistics. It provides the understanding the role of distribution and identifying the potential designs for networks. It helps in establishing framework related to facility location, capacity allocation and market allocation while designing networks.  Current issues such as green / sustainable transport is discussed in context of CSR as concept of green transport which is becoming a key priority for the transport planner while planning to serve customers in environmentally friendly.   

The course will provide the students with in-depth knowledge of the national and international delivery/trade terms used in a trade transaction and which are the result of the signed purchase agreements that form the basis of the actual trade transaction and its associated logistics.Further in-depth knowledge of the practices and legal rules that the parties must adhere to as a result of the delivery terms entered into, with a special focus on forwarder, sea, land and air transport as well as Cargo Insurance.

Learning Outcome

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of:


Transport Forms

Practical transport and commodity knowledge

Handling of goods

Crucial factors for network design

Design of network

Facility location

Warehouse, terminal and goods reception

Network design

Sustainable/green transport

Forwarders and carriers

Transport law

Cargo and marine Insurance law

Incoterms® and other delivery terms



Be able to understand and select suitable modes of transport with associated load units

Identify the key factors when designing the distribution network and influencing the decisions

Knowledge of strength and weakness of distribution options

Have knowledge about models for physical distribution in different logistic situations

Be able to understand optimization model to design the regional network

Be able to deal with transport law issues from both the carrier and charterer’s side

Be able to plan and execute a logistics operation

General competence

Understanding how logistics is affected and determined by transport and delivery conditions

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Classroom teaching combined with group work and guest lectures. The students write 2 group-based semester assignments:

1. Self selected latest transport issues, challenges and trends

2. Transport Law including delivery terms, primarily in a self-selected company, alternatively and in the absence of a suitable company, as a purely theoretical assignment.

Course requirements



Part exam with two parts:


1) Two group assignment (20% each of final grade). The topic and deadlines for the group assignment are announced at the start of the semester. The result of the group-based semester assignment is valid in the exam semester and 3 consecutive semesters.

2) Written school exam, 3 hours (60% of final grade). The exam can be held on the digital exam system.

Grading scale A-F, where F does not correspond to passing.

Both parts must be passed to get a grade in the course.

If there are fewer than 5 candidates enrolled in the course in a new or postponed examination, the written examination may be replaced by an oral examination.

Examination support material


More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • MAS139 (1) - Transportation Law and Cargo Insurance - Reduction: 7.5 studypoints
  • ØAL104 (1) - Transportation Law and Cargo Insurance - Reduction: 5 studypoints