“The cold chain involves the transportation of temperature sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods and the logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments.”

Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Dr. Theo Notteboom

Course Objectives

  • To provide training in intermodal transport chains for temperature-controlled goods
  • To offer deep insights into temperature controlled logistics, its actors, roles, market segmentation and trends
  • To understand what are the best practices on planning and execution at every stage of temperature controlled supply chain, and specifically those using intermodal transport
  • To show port and warehouse operations, equipment and terminal facilities in detail and from a practical perspective
  • To inform on how the temperature-controlled products should be distributed (stored, handled and transported) throughout the distribution network (manufacturer, service providers and customers) as per specified temperature conditions.

How?

  • Obtaining true supply chain visibility through field visits and debates with industry experts
  • Providing training and information to people who will manage and make decisions in cold logistics chain

Participant profile

Professionals dedicated to the transport, manufacturing export and distribution of temperature controlled freight/ perishable products and logistics and transport students.

Language

English/ Spanish

Location

Barcelona

Duration

4 days

Price per participant

  • 700€
  • Special discount for Escola alumni and collaborators: 550€

Contents

Lectures

  •   Temperature control Transport – What are the options?
  • Connection systems with RORO vessels – Motorways of the sea
  • Canal de Frio – Railway connections
  • Best practices on the reefer equipment preparation
  • Port facilities for controlled temperature equipment
  • “Logística del frío”- Warehousing, cross-docking, manipulation management
  • International regulations for perishable products
  • Intermodality for International temperature controlled cargo
  • Reefer containers services & documentation
  • Insurance and Claims

Workshops

  • Visit to container terminal
  • Visit a Container depot – Barcelona Container Depot Service, S.L
  • Visit to central food market
  • Visit to a cold service Operator
  • Visit the warehouses facilities of an importer/distributor
  • Visit to Border Inspection Post (PIF)

Draft Programme

Monday, 6 of May 2019

11:00 Welcome at the Escola Europea – Course presentation

11:30 Port of Barcelona Presentation – Carlos Mayol

12:30 Temperature control Transport – What are the options?
13:30 Lunch break

15:00  Connection systems with RORO vessels – Motorways of the sea
16:00 Canal de Frio – Railway connections –  Ramón Adé (Tmz)

17:00 Network coffee-break

17:30 Best practices on the reefer equipment preparation – Barcelona Container Depot Service

19:00 End of the day

Tuesday, 7 of May 2019

09:00 Meeting at the Escola

09:15 Visit to container terminal

Lecture: Port facilities for controlled temperature equipment

10:30 Break & Transfer

11:00 Visit a Container depot – Barcelona Container Depot Service, S.L

13:30 Lunch Break

15:00 “Logística del frío”- Warehousing, cross-docking, manipulation management

17:30  International regulations for perishable products

18:30 End of the day

Wednesday, 8 of May 2019

09:00 Meeting point at the Escola

09:30 Visit to central food market – Mercabarna

Explanation of Mercabarna with the aid of a model of the complex.

10:30 Visit to Frimercat

11:30 Break & Transfer

12:00 Visit to Cultivar

13:30 Lunch break

15:00 Visit to Border Inspection Post (PIF)

Lecture: Border Inspection Ports: functions, management and Legal framework – Beatriz Cruz

17:00 End of the day

Thursday, 9 of May 2019

09:00 Intermodality for International temperature controlled cargo

11:00 Networking coffee-break

11:30 Reefer containers services & documentation

13:30 Lunch break

15:00 Insurance and Claims

17:00 Closing ceremony

End of the course

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