Achieving a solid training will allow you to contract or manage door-to-door groupage operations with greater security and efficiency. Subsequently, this will help improve service and reduce costs and environmental impact.

Like all Escola’s courses, the training is eminently practical and consists mostly of workshops at the premises of service providers.

Course objectives

  • To provide training in groupage and consolidation operations
  • To show groupage operations, infrastructures and equipment in detail and from a practical perspective
  • To offer deep insights into road, maritime and air logistics and groupage, its actors, roles, market segmentation and trends

How?

  • Promoting the concept of co-modality and the use of groupage to improve transport management
  • Providing training and information to logistics chain managers and decision makers

Participant profile

Professionals dedicated to the transport of freight and logistics, freight forwarders, shippers and transport students.

Language:

English/Spanish

Location:

Barcelona

Price per participant

  • 750€
  • Collaborator companies and Escola alumni: 600€

Materials & certificate

The price of the course includes:

  • All contents included in the programme (visits, lectures & workshops)
  • Registration fee
  • Teaching materials
  • Diploma (given only to those who fulfil the minimum requirements)

Contents

Lectures

  • Intermodal Groupage:
    • History
    • NVOCC
    • Tendencies
    • Benefits (cost and environment)
    • National and International Groupage
  • Consolidation Centres:
    • Supply chain
    • Infrastructures, Warehouses & equipment
  • Groupage Handling
  • Regulations, Documentation and procedures
  • Management of a container terminal: BEST
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Road transportation:
    • Development of new routes
    • Added value
  • Import-export procedures
  • Customs Procedures: import-export (FCL-LCL)

Workshops

  • Visit to NVOCC’s
  • Visit to container terminal: BEST

Draft programme

Monday, 17/06/2019
15:00 Welcome to the Escola Europea
15:15 Opening Ceremony
16:00 Introduction to Intermodal Groupage – E. Romeu
18:00 Workshop – E. Romeu
19:30 Networking cocktail – cortesía del grupo Romeu & Escola Europea
20:30 End of day 1
Tuesday, 16/06/2019
09:00 Groupage processes & information – S. Pueyo
10:30 Networking coffee break
11:00 Consolidation Centres & Groupage handling: infrastructure, bonded warehouses & equipment – P. Auger & A. Santa Isabel
13:00 Lunch break (not included)
14:30 Customs critical issues for consolidated  freight & AEO – B. Baruquer & Josep Carles Llagostera
16:00 Break
16:30 Regulations, documentation, insurance & risk management –  J. Selma
19:30 End of day 2
Wednesday, 19/06/2019
08:30 Meeting point at the Escola Europea
09:00 Visit to NVOCC’s: ncl (José Antonio Gimeno, Juan Manuel Rodríguez) & IFS (Pablo Auger)
11:30 Management of a container terminal: BEST
12:30 Visit to a container terminal: BEST
13:30 Transfer Back to WTC & Lunch Break
15:00 Road Consolidation – D. Farzón
16:00 Round table: Commercial aspects: import, export, networks, agents, etc. – several lecturers
17:00 Break
17:15 Final remarks & debate – all the lecturers
18:15 Closing ceremony
19:00 End of the course

Teaching staff

  • Alfonso Santa Isabel – Technical Sales Manager, Tm2
  • Bernat Baruquer – AEO & Customs Manager, IFS International Forwarding
  • David Farzón – Director Consultoría, Ibercóndor
  • Eduard Rodés – Director, Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport
  • Ernesto Romeu – Director & Board Member, Grupo Romeu
  • Jorge Selma – Lawyer
  • Pablo Auger – Director, IFS International Forwarding
  • Silvia Pueyo – CEO, Globelink Uniexco

Collaborators