COURSE NAME:: Open Access, Common Carrier Regime and Logistics Tariff formulation

The process of open access, common carrier regime and logistics tariff formulation is complex and involves different stakeholders. A common carrier in common law countries corresponding to a public carrier in civil law systems usually called a carrier is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport. A common carrier offers its services to the general public under license or authority provided by a regulatory body. The regulatory body has usually been granted "ministerial authority" by the legislation that created it. The regulatory body may create, interpret, and enforce its regulations upon the common carrier (subject to judicial review) with independence and finality, as long as it acts within the bounds of the enabling legislation.A common carrier is distinguished from a contract carrier which is a carrier that transports goods for only a certain number of clients and that can refuse to transport goods for anyone else, and from a private carrier. A common carrier holds itself out to provide service to the general public without discrimination (to meet the needs of the regulator's quasi-judicial role of impartiality toward the public's interest) for the "public convenience and necessity." A common carrier must further demonstrate to the regulator that it is "fit, willing, and able" to provide those services for which it is granted authority. Common carriers typically transport persons or goods according to defined and published routes, time schedules, and rate tables upon the approval of regulators. It should be mentioned that the carrier refers only to the person (legal or physical) that enters into a contract of carriage with the shipper. The carrier does not necessarily have to own or even be in the possession of a means of transport. Unless otherwise agreed upon in the contract, the carrier may use whatever means of transport approved in its operating authority, as long as it is the most favorable from the cargo interests' point of view. The carriers' duty is to get the goods to the agreed destination within the agreed time or within reasonable time. The logistic tariff aspect of the course will clearly reveal:·
- the rates and charges to be assessed for all 33transportation services, and
all rules and conditions relating to rates or service.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- describe common carrier and logistic tariff formulation
- analyze carrier regimes
 - appraise logistics systems
- distinguish a common carrier from a contract carrier
- enumerate the different means of logistics tariffs
- determine laws governing carrier and logistics formulation
- determine the different tariffs for all transportation services
- state deferent means of transporting goods in common carrier

This course will cover the following:
·Definition of common carrier
·Requirements of common carrier
·Formation of common carrier services
·Definition of Logistic tariff formulation
·Carrier regimes
·Operating procedures
·Types of contract in common carrier
·Common carrier contract rudiments
·Merit and challenges of carrier service
·Logistic systems
·Differences between a common carrier and a contract carrier
·Means of logistics tariffs
·Laws governing carrier and logistic formulation
·Means of transportation in common carrier
·Rates and charges to be assessed for all transportation services
·Rules and conditions relating to rates or service.

TARGET AUDIENCE:: PPPRA Personnel, PEF, PPMC, NGC, MPDC, Operators, Engineers, Safety, Sales Personnel

SECTORS:: Midstream/Downstream/ MDAs

VENUE:: Lagos