International freight forwarding trainee program


Many years of experience running a Freight Forwarding trainee program, is now being transformed into a international freight forwarder trainee program.

A program developed and executed by Danish Freight Forwarders Association in collaboration with International Business College Kolding in Denmark.

Our history is, that for more than 30 years, Danish Freight Forwarders and International Business College Kolding, Aarhus Business College and Roskilde Handelsskole have held a two-year trainee program to become a certified freight forwarder.

Since we started, more than 10.000 students have succesfully graduated, and has been an essential cornerstone in the Danish freight forwarding industry.

Currently danish educated freight forwarders are using their skills globally around the world.

Our experience, knowledge and competencies we have gathered over the years, is now being offered to an international audience in a trainee program, consisting of 4 modules online. The program will focus on road transportation, and has the 4 following headlines:

Introduction to freight forwarding

Law and international trade

Logistics/warehouse management and terminals.

Road and rail transport in Europe


Introduction to freight forwarding

Teacher: International Business College, Denmark.

  • General forwarding
  • Conversion factors
  • Incoterms
  • Transport insurance
  • Freight calculation
  • Pallets and rules regarding wooden packaging

Law and International Trade

Teacher: International Business College, Denmark. & Rasmus Køie, Attorney at law, Danish Freight Forwarders.

  • CMR Convention
  • International trade
  • Customs and customs documents
  • Free trade and free trade agreements (2 days with customs and int. Trade)

Logistics / Warehouse management / terminals

Teacher: International Business College, Denmark.

  • Introduction to logistics
  • Supply Chain Management and VMI
  • Just-in-time and outsourcing
  • LEAN
  • Benchmarking
  • Terminal and warehouse setup

Road and rail transport in Europe

Teacher: International Business College, Denmark.

  • Road and rail transport
  • Transport equipment
  • Permits / Weight and dimensions
  • Climate and environmental zones
  • Driving rest and time rules
  • Cabotage
  • Planning

Practical information


The program consists of 4 modules – 3 days each with 6 hours live teaching per day – 09.00 -15.00 CET.

The entire course extends over a 4 – 5 months period, and to graduate, you will have to pass an exam following each module.


All teaching is online, so it is possible with a global audience. The teaching and all hand outs is of course in English.


Members of Danish Freight Forwarders Association: DKK 20.995,- ex. VAT per person.

Non members: DKK 23.995,- ex. VAT per person.

The price includes teaching, material/hand outs and exams. There are a minimum of 12 participants per class.

Next training will start in spring of 2024

If you have any questions, pls send an e-mail to Jakob Størling at Danish Freight Forwarders Association at

For pre sign up (When the final event dates for 2024 are ready, you will receive an email from us with these, and then confirm whether you still want to participate or not. Cancellation is free up to 14 days before the event) press “Tilmelding” below


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