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The Escola opens up registrations to 2019 Technical Courses

The Escola constantly tries to identify what is lacking in the educational sphere of intermodal transport, in particular in light of the continuously changing landscape of the sector. New technologies bring new procedures, which in turn call for new skills of the operators and professionals involved. This gave birth to the Escola’s technical courses, which take a close look at specialised transport in today’s everchanging climate.

In the second quarter of 2019, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport will offer specialised technical courses for professionals in the logistics-port sector. There will be two editions of specialised training in May and June.

The first technical course will focus on temperature-controlled supply chains. It will take place from 6th to 9th of May in Barcelona. The contents of the course focus on how temperature-controlled products (stored, handled and transported) should be circulated through the distribution networks (manufacturers, service providers and customers) in accordance with their specified temperature conditions. Visits to Mercabarna (the wholesale market of Barcelona), a container terminal, an importer/distributor’s storage facilities, container depot and the Border Inspection Point (BIP) will accompany the theory taught in the classrooms. Organised in collaboration with the Port of Barcelona, Mercabarna, Barcelona Container Depot Service, Frimercat and Cultivar, the course is aimed at manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and shippers of temperature-controlled cargo and perishable products. For more information on the course, please visit:

https://www.escolaeuropea.eu/calendar/temperature-controlled-supply-chains/

The second technical course scheduled for June 17-19 focuses on groupage operations and consolidation centres. It will similarly take place in Barcelona, training participants in the handling of groupage shipments, consolidation centres, import/export procedures, customs, etc. To give a practical understanding of the theory imparted, visits will be made to a container terminal and consolidation warehouses. The course is organised in collaboration with the Romeu Group, International Forwarding S.L., CWT Globelink Group, Terminal Hutchison Ports BEST, Ibercondor, ATEIA-OLTRA and the Port of Barcelona. For more information on the course, please visit:

https://www.escolaeuropea.eu/calendar/groupage-and-consolidation-centres-2019/

The Escola Europea kicks off the year with a course in railway intermodality

During the third week of January the first course for professionals of 2019 was organised by the Escola Europea – SURCO Operations II. This course offered advanced training in intermodal logistics and international freight transport.

The training is directed at professionals linked to companies involved with freight transport, shippers and/or port authorities.

The course analyses the different elements required for the provision of rail services, and give the necessary training and information to those who manage logistics chains in which the railroad is seen as a cost-effective alternative for services, cost or time. It also promotes the use of rail transport by exploring its characteristics.

The group of more than 20 participants came from companies such as SEAT, DB Shenker, NAFOSA, Campofrío. PortIC, Logiral, Aralogic, and from port authorities and dry ports (Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Castellón, Avilés, Santander, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Cartagena, and Azuqueca. They had the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in international rail transport. Alongside the theoretical classes, two out of the five days of the course were dedicated to practical workshops: one in Zaragoza to see the operations of the traffic control centre of ADIF and from the Maritime Terminal of Zaragoza (tmZ), and the other to discover the various railway infrastructures on the border between Spain and France (Port Bou terminal, LFP (transborder tunnel of Pertús) and the LorryRail terminal). The format of the training impressed all of the participants, as stressed by one of the participants “The visits were very useful, and combining theory and practical workshops is very good. The global experience is very good and extremely satisfying.”

From the 10th to the 12th of June 2019, a new edition of SURCO Operations I will take place in Barcelona. This introductory course will offer training in logistics and railway operators, infrastructures and equipment, legislation and documentation, freight railway services and railway terminals in ports. For more information you can consult: https://www.escolaeuropea.eu/calendar/surco-operations-i-2019/ . In the first half of 2019 the Escola will hold four other courses dedicated to professionals which will focus on technical aspects of transport (including temperature controlled freight, consolidated shipments and port operations). You can find information of these courses on the Escola’s website.

The Escola Europea closes the year with a course for North African professionals

Over the past week the Escola Europea has organised the MOST MED course which brought together professionals from three countries from the Magreb: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The training took place between the 16th and the 19th of December, and welcomed representatives from the port and logistics sectors. The goal was to explain, promote and debate the intermodal services and the motorways of the sea in the Mediterranean.

The course was organised in the framework of the TransLogMED project. The Escola is the leader of the initiative which aims to extend links with countries from the Magreb.

The individuals came both from private companies and public institutions, and thanks to their varied nationalities, the attendees were able to analyse different scenarios from each of the three countries. From Algeria members of the l’École Nationale Supérieure de Technologie (ENST), Groupe Serport and Logitrans Groupe took part. From Morocco, professionals from the Agence Marocaine de Développement de la Logistique, Association des Freights Forwarders du Maroc and UNISHIP came to the training. Finally, from Tunisia representatives of the Office of the Marine Marchande et des Ports, Groupe- Societé Tunisienne de Transit d’Agences et de Transport, Societé Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention, Groupe des Manutentionnaires de Sfax, Institut Méditerranéen de Formation Aux Métiers Maritimes and the Ministry of Transport attended.

This final course marks the end of a busy year for the Escola, which witnessed 83 training actions, among which 35 were courses and 48 were visits – workshops in the Ports of Barcelona, Genoa and Civitavecchia, and on board of the vessels of Grimaldi Lines and GNV.

The Escola has welcomed more than 1200 students in its courses this past year, and more than 1800 individuals participated in the visits – workshops. Overall, a total of 32 training centres with students spanning 45 different nationalities have participated in the Escola’s training actions in 2018.

A hugely successful fourth edition of the MOST Italy course in intermodal maritime logistics takes place in Italy

As in previous years, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport has concluded with great success another edition of the MOST (Motorways of the Sea Training) Italy course in intermodal logistics for Italian professionals. From 29 September to 2 October, 32 participants from Italy and Brazil attended this edition of the training.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, seat of the ADSP of the Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea and founding member of the Escola. Its president Francesco Maria Di Majo, accompanied by the Director of Harbour Security of the Ministry of Infrastructures, Mauro Coletta, have given the welcome to the participants and briefly introduced the present and the near future of intermodality in the Mediterranean and the fundamental importance of training in order to exploit the whole potential of the motorways of the sea.

Following the first theoretical classes on land, the large group of participants, accompanied by the teachers of the course, all of whom were experts in short sea shipping (SSS), boarded the Grimaldi Lines Ro-Pax vessel CRUISE BARCELONA, en route to Barcelona, along one of the motorways of the sea studied in the course.

Once again the Escola Europea was able to count on the collaboration of RAM (Rete Autostrade Mediterranee) Logistica – Infrastrutture – Trasport and ALIS (Associazione Logistica dell’Intermodalità Sostenibile), as well as the support of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, Confitarma and Assoporti  for the organisation of the training.

During the four days of the course, the participants studied logistics and transport issues through theoretical lectures and practical workshops.

Andrea Campagna, from the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of La Sapienza University in Rome, offered an in-depth analysis of transport costs, service times and other competitive factors to open the debate on the feasibility of a sustainable alternative to short sea shipping; Francesco Benevolo, director of RAM SpA, presented a wide overview of the motorways of the sea in Europe and explained the European Union’s environmental policy on transport, paying special attention to the fiscal incentives MAREBONUS and FERROBONUS, designed for intermodal transport; Nicolò Berghinz, representative of ALIS, presented some real cases of companies affiliated to the association that have successfully focused on intermodality to grow in the world of transport. The shipping companies and ports involved in the motorways of the sea between Spain and Italy explained the functioning of their infrastructures dedicated to short sea shipping: for the Port of Barcelona, Ana Arévalo, Commercial Manager specialized in SSS; for Grimaldi Lines, Commercial Manager Marcello Donnarumma; for GNV, Alessandro Feniello, Sales Freight Manager of GNV and for the ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Giovanni Marinucci, Head of International Projects, who offered a presentation of the Port of Civitavecchia.

The contents of the course have been custom designed for the Italian professionals who attended the course, who came from different transport and logistics companies, four port system authorities and two higher technical institutes (ITS) in the Mobility area.

The aim of the training is to present participants with all the benefits to achieve by incorporating motorways of the sea as a key element in building efficient and sustainable supply chains. In addition to the theoretical lessons and workshops, the participants worked hard to solve a case study and were able to observe closely the infrastructure and equipment involved in intermodal operations. Finally, networking activities were organized to facilitate the development of networks of contacts between professionals and experts in the Italian sector who participated in the course.

The comments received from the participants were very positive. The level of satisfaction in this, as in the past, edition was very high: “I feel lucky to have been able to learn with and from professionals in the field, and with a spectacular organization”.

The Escola would like to thank all its founding members (Port de Barcelona, ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Ports of Genoa, Grimaldi Lines and GNV) for their usual cooperation and generosity.

The dates for the fifth edition have already been set: from 5th to 8th of October 2019.

This year the Escola is also planning a course in intermodal maritime logistics for Spanish and Portuguese professionals, MOST Iberia, to be held from 20 to 23 October 2018.

The Escola Europea trains professionals in intermodal railway logistics

After the stellar successes obtained during the past editions of the SURCO series, the Escola has completed this summer’s SURCO Operations I course for Spanish professionals, which offered introductory training on intermodal railway logistics.

The course took place between the 2nd and the 4th of July 2018 in Barcelona. Designed for professionals of freight transport companies in the maritime and railway sectors and students of logistics and transport, it introduced an analysis of the different elements needed in order to offer efficient services in intermodal railway-maritime transport.

SURCO (Simple Use of Railway COnnections) courses aim to promote the use of railway transport by providing training and necessary information to those professionals who will decide on and manage logistics chains in the future in which the railway could be used as a viable alternative in terms of services, costs and time. They also work towards the promotion of co-modality as a viable and sustainable alternative to transport that relies primarily on the road.

During the 3 days the course participants had the opportunity to discover infrastructures and equipment involved in port-railway transport and learned about the regulations and documents necessary to manage rail freight transport services in intermodal interactions. The theoretical lectures covered maritime-rail transport and logistics, rail services required for freight transport, and rail terminals in ports. The July edition also offered a detailed analysis of the current situation in Spanish ports in terms of infrastructures, railway network characteristics, and the service zones, among other things. The theory was accompanied by practical visits to the Port of Barcelona (including trips to Hutchison BEST semi-automatic container terminal, AUTOTERMINAL car terminal and the solid bulk terminal Tramer, operated by ICL; a visit to a marshalling yard and to Logistainer, a logistic operator at CAN TUNIS complex; and a visit to ADIF’s integrated management centre.

SURCO Operations was carried out in collaboration with the Port of Barcelona, Adif, Autoterminal, FGC Ferrocarrils, ICL, Hutchison’s BEST Terminal, Transportes Portuarios and Transportes Tomás.

The educational focus of the Escola is based on research: students attend lectures and practical workshops that encourage collaborative work and group cohesion as a means to optimize the development of logistics chains.

For more information check out the SURCO section of our website.

The Escola Europea inaugurates its Classroom of the Stars

On Thursday the 5th of April the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport held the inauguration ceremony for its new Classroom of the Stars (Aula dels Estels) in Barcelona.

The Escola has, since its founding, strived to offer formative excellence based on original and innovative formats through unique and practical courses. The inauguration of the new classroom has cemented the centre’s strategy and emphasized that the institution will continue this line of innovation and excellence. The partners of the Escola were clear that “training is a tool for advancement and progress”, as stressed by its president Sixte Cambra, of the Port of Barcelona. The Aula dels Estels will give the Escola an additional tool to continue its mission of providing excellent training to students and professionals alike.

The ceremony of the new classroom, located in the maritime terminal of Drassanes of the Port of Barcelona, with fantastic views of the area, was complemented by an interesting conference in which professional experts in conflict resolution, team cohesion, leadership and neuroeducation shared their knowledge with the attendees.

 

The educational focus of the Escola is based on research: students attend lectures and practical workshops and work on a case study in groups, which encourages collaborative work and group cohesion as a means to optimise the development of logistics chains.

Events

Summer School: Port Operations for goods

Objective


International maritime transport costs tend to be on average between two to three times as high as the custom duties of importing countries. Even so it is the cheapest way of transporting large amounts of goods compared with other transport methods.

Understanding port operations for goods is essential for the sector. This is why the Escola chose to give professionals and students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge around this subject, which will prove useful in the short-term and vital in the long-term.


Specifically


  • To provide training in port operations for goods
  • To show port operations and port facilities in detail and from a practical perspective
  • To offer deep insight to types of terminals, cargo particularities and cargo inspections

Participant Profile


  • Students of port management, nautical and maritime transport, transport management and logistics
  • Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to expand their knowledge
  • Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent
  • Port terminal personnel wishing to understand how  port operations and services work


When?

8-12 of July 2019

Where?

Port of Barcelona

Language:

English

Price

  • 600€/ pers.
    * Registration for the two weeks of the Summer School (Vessels & Goods) will result in a 200€ discount for the two courses.




Lectures


Theoretical classes on port operations and on the port commununity given by professionals active in the sector.


Visits


Visits and workshops to port terminals and operational areas.


Networking


Networking activities and collaborative team work.

Theoretical Contents


  • Introduction: cargoes and their peculiarities
  • Port security: areas division, regulations and planning
  • Maritime assurances
  • Infrastructure and functions of the Border Inspection Post
  • EQ (containers, vehicles, marpol)
  • Risk management: dangerous goods and emergencies
  • Passenger services / loading and unloading of vehicles
  • PORTIC
  • Land services to the merchandise: rail/ schedules of pick up truck

Workshops


  • Visit to the terminals:
    • Containers – BEST Terminal
    • Cars- Autoterminal
    • Chemicals – Decal
    • Solid Bulk cargo – ICL
  • Visit to port facilities:
    • PIF
    • Scanner
    • Terminal Multipurpose – Portnou

Programme


Monday, 8th of July 2019
09:00 Welcome at the Escola Europea
09:15 Introduction: cargoes and their particularities
10:30 Port Security: areas division, regulations and planning
11:30 Break
12:00 Maritime assurances
14:00 End of the day
Tuesday, 9th of July 2019
08:30 Meeting point:  Escola Europea & introduction to the visit
08:45 Infrastructure and functions of the Border Inspection Post
10:00 Visit to Port facilities:

10:00 PIF

11:15 Scanner

12:30 Terminal MultipurposePortnou

13:30 End of the day
Wednesday, 10th of July 2019
09:00 Customs regulations
10:30 EQ (containers, vehicles, marpol)
11:00 Break
11:30 Risk management: dangerous goods and emergencies
13:15 End of the day
Thursday, 11th of July 2019
08:30 Meeting point:  Escola Europea & Transfer
  Visit to Terminals:

09:00 Containers – Best Terminal

10:15 Cars – Autoterminal

11:30 Chemicals – Decal

12:45 Solid Bulk cargo – ICL

14:00 End of the day
Friday, 12th of July 2019
09:00 Passenger services / loading and unloading of vehicles
10:00 PORTIC
11:30 Break
12:00 Land services to the merchandise: rail/ schedules of pick up truck
13:30 Closing ceremony

With the collaboration of:


 

Summer School: Port Operations for vessels

Objective


Port operations are necessary to facilitate maritime trade between trading partners. It is pivotal to ensure that the operations are smooth and avoid congestion in the harbour. Hence, port operations can be defined as all policies, reforms and regulations that influence the infrastructure and operations of port facilities. This includes shipping services.

Understanding port operations around vessels is essential for the sector. This is why the Escola chose to give professionals and students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge around this subject, which will prove useful in the short-term and vital in the long-term.


Specifically


  • To provide training in port operations for vessels
  • To show port operations and port facilities in detail and from a practical perspective
  • To offer deep insight into maritime logistics, its actors and roles

Participant Profile


  • Students of port management, nautical and maritime transport, transport management and logistics
  • Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to expand their knowledge
  • Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent
  • Port terminal personnel wishing to understand how  port operations and services work


When?

1-5 of July 2019

Where?

Port of Barcelona

Language:

English

Price

  • 600€/ pers.
    * Registration for the two weeks of the Summer School (Vessels & Goods) will result in a 200€ discount for the two courses.




Lectures


Theoretical classes on port operations and on the port commununity given by professionals active in the sector.


Visits


Visits and workshops to port terminals and operational areas.


Networking


Networking activities and collaborative team work.

Theoretical Contents


  • The port community and port operations: terminals, cargo and agents
  • Services to vessels: vessels, actors and services
  • Services to vessels (II): mooring
  • Services to vessels (III): aids to navigation
  • Port security: areas division, regulations and planning
  • Industrial Security: ISPS
  • Environmental management of the port area
  • The role of the Ship Agent
  • Management of vessel suppliers
  • Efficiency Network: quality plan for vessels
  • The port of the future

Workshops


  • Visit to the Port of Barcelona
  • Visits to port facilities:
    • Pilot control tower
    • MARPOL
    • Control center
    • Tugs

Programme


Monday, 1st of July 2019
09:00 Welcome at the Escola Europea
09:15 Opening Ceremony
09:45 The Port Community and port operations: terminals, cargoes and agents
10:30 Services to vessels: vessels, actors and services – E. Cortada
12:00 Break
12:30 Maritime visit to the Port of Barcelona – M. Miquel
14:00 End of the day
Tuesday, 2nd of July 2019
08:30 Meeting point:  Escola Europea & introduction to the visit
08:45 Aids to navigation – System of Supervision and Control of the Navigation Aids of the Port of Barcelona
9:30 Visit to Port facilities:

09:30 Control Tower

10:45 Tugs

12:00 Pilots

13:15 Mooring & Bunkering

14:00 End of the day
Wednesday, 3rd of July 2019
09:00 Environmental management of the port area
10:30 Industrial security (ISPS)
11:00 Break
11:30 Efficiency Network: quality plan for vessels
13:15 End of the day
Thursday, 4th of July 2019
08:30 Meeting point:  Escola Europea & Transfer
  Visit to Port facilities:

09:00 MARPOL

10:30 Stowing Operations

11:00 Harbour Master/ Maritime rescue

12:30 Suppliers (food, working materials,…)
14:00 End of the day
Friday, 5th of July 2019
09:00 Ship agent role
10:30 Break
11:00 The Port of the future
13:30 Closing ceremony

With the collaboration of: