Post-Graduate Degree in Freight Transport Law

DURATION

5 months

FORMAT

online

PLACES

30

REGIME

Post-Labour

Degree

Post-Graduation

Languages

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Specialised faculty
  • Strong practical component
  • Exclusively online

The postgraduate course in Freight Transport Law is the result of a partnership between Portucalense University and APAT – Associação dos Transitários de Portugal. This is a specialized training and exclusively online, which aims to meet the objectives of greater competitiveness, efficiency and transparency of global trade. It aims not only to empower the "actors" of international trade, but also to contribute to the dissemination, to a wider audience, of the essential role of Freight Transport Law as an essential tool in the management of the national and international logistics chain.

This course allows the students to acquire or consolidate knowledge and develop essential skills for a successful professional career in an area of high national and international competitiveness, such as freight transport.

  • Lawyers, solicitors and consultants in the areas of freight transport and international trade
  • Freight forwarders, customs brokers or other logistics operators

At the end of the course students should:

  1. Know the basic dogmatic and applicable legislation to the different types of freight transport (road, rail, sea, air and multimodal);
  2. Know the statute of the auxiliaries of transport;
  3. Identify the rules of interpretation of contracts for the international sale of goods – Incoterms;
  4. Distinguish between cargo insurance and liability insurance;
  5. Know the financial instruments suitable for international trade, namely the advantages of documentary credit as a method of payment;
  6. Identify the responsibility of the various transporters and other intervening parties in the distribution chain;
  7. Know the application of reserves and the correct procedures on claims;
  8. Know the role of Customs and the applicable legislation;
  9. Identify the different customs regimes, their characteristics, respective procedures and associated documentation;
  10. Know the legal-labour regime applicable to freight transport.

Academic Period:

22 February to 19 July 2023.

The course will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays between 6pm and 9pm.

The awarding of the postgraduate diploma depends on the presentation of a written work and respective oral defense.

Only students who have attended at least 75% of the respective contact hours may undergo evaluation.

Students who have attended at least 75% of the contact hours of each course unit, but who have not passed all the course units, will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Inês Simões Carneiro (APAT) | Fernanda Rebelo (UPT) | Ana Amorim (UPT)

Marta Borges (APAT)

António Nabo Martins (APAT)

Marta Borges (APAT) | Marta Borges (APAT)
Duarte Lynce de Faria (APAT)

Francisco Alves Dias (APAT)

Luís Albuquerque Carmo (APAT) | Sara Luís Dias

Pedro Carvalho Esteves (APAT) | Maria João Mimoso (UPT) | Maria Emília Teixeira (UPT)

Sónia de Carvalho (UPT)

Study Plan 2022/2023 ECTS
Freight Transport Law
30

The research lines are developed in IJP - Portucalense Legal Institute, the scientific research centre in Legal Sciences of Portucalense University.
IJP was accredited in the evaluation of the FCT and the European Science Foundation (ESF), being considered a driving force of economic and cultural development of the city of Porto.
The IJP favours an integrated and empirical approach to scientific research in Legal Sciences, relying on an international and multidisciplinary team.

Ana Clara Amorim

Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Course in Freight Transport Law

DL/ Department of Law

Post-Graduate Course in Freight Transport Laws
(pg.dtm@upt.pt)

APAT/ Portuguese Freight Forwarders Association

Inês Simões Carneiro
(regional.norte@apat.pt)

Ana Clara Amorim

Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Course in Freight Transport Law

DL/ Department of Law

Post-Graduate Course in Freight Transport Law
(pg.dtm@upt.pt)

APAT/ Portuguese Freight Forwarders Association

Inês Simões Carneiro
(regional.norte@apat.pt)

TUITION FEE + APPLICATION

2100€

WITH APPLICATION

100€

1 INSTALMENT (-3%)

1940€

5 INSTALMENTS

400€

PLUS SCHOOL INSURANCE

DISCOUNTS FOR APAT (-5%)

20 December 2022 to 10 February 2023

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Solicitor, Economics and Management or related areas;
  • Proven professional experience in business management, international trade or related areas of freight transport.

PARTNERSHIPS

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