Guidelines on Logistics and Transportation - May 2004 (PDF, 285 Kb, 33 pages)
Transportation represents an important part of the global monetary envelope of Canadian Aid to developing countries. Very often, 30% or more of the value of the goods at their final destination is transportation. In several cases of food aid, the cost of transportation is even higher than the cost of the goods.
Transportation, particularly if it includes inland on-carriage in a Recipient Country (under CIDA's or the Recipient Country's responsibility) will strongly influence:
Through its own officers and professional experts, CIDA has to continuously monitor the logistics components of Canadian Aid. Transportation at the international level changes constantly, both technically and from a regulatory standpoint. This requires an up-to-date knowledge of the subject matter, the services of specialists and the continuous monitoring of specific rules which, if not followed, will have significant financial consequences.
This publication is designed for individuals who need to understand the overall logistics process required for both the implementation of an aid project and the financial and technical supervision of the transportation operations. This document deals with overseas ocean transport but the same rules are applicable to international air transport.
This document has been divided into three main chapters:
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