Scheduled in the high-quality program of Accounting major, the module of International Trade Practice is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge relevant to the export-import business activities and to enhance job opportunities and integrating skills for students.
The field-trip training lesson is a component in the syllabus of the module. It is built to improve hands-on skills and practical knowledge about operational and planning activities in the process of export, import and supply chain management through reality experiencing at companies and transporting ports within the supply and operational network of the export-import practice.
On 22nd April 2017, high-quality program students of Accounting major took a trip around Cat Lai port which is the biggest container port in Vietnam. The trip is guided by port’s staff to present information regarding specific areas and facilities within the port and their functions.
This activity helps students bridge the gap between the flows of documents and information which have been taught previously in the class and that of physical goods which can only be demonstrated by on-location trip. Thanks to this trip, students can thoroughly understand specific steps needed to be taken and related departments/divisions needed to communicate with when exporting or importing a shipment at the port. Especially, Dr. Chao Pei Yu (Taiwan) – an expert associating with Faculty of Business Administration and in charge of Supply Chain Management module of international joined programs also participated in this trip in the role of academic consultant.
Port’s staff is introducing about basic information of the port and its functions in the logistical and export-import operational process at the beginning of the trip.
Students are observing a process of stuffing goods into a container for seaway transport at the Container Freight Station (CFS).
Students are listening to the instructor presenting the information regarding ships of foreign shipping lines currently operated at the port and the modern systems of berths and cranes of Cat Lai port.