The Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport is a European training center and a reference for intermodal transport and logistics, promoting sustainable logistics in Europe through innovative courses. Our aim is to promote intermodal transport as the basis for sustainable logistics chains in Europe and throughout the Mediterranean. Our courses have been designed by our team with the overall aim of giving the students a complete view of intermodality.

Check out our training offer below:

Intermodality

Our intermodality courses have been specifically designed to ensure that our students get a complete and clear view of intermodal operations from the perspective of the primary modal interchange hub – the port. They take place in the port of Barcelona, and combine practical visits alongside with classroom-environment lectures.

We offer the following Intermodality courses:

Introduction to Intermodality

The course gives priority to practical training and is based on experiential learning. Terrestrial visits to specific parts of the port and on-board visits to a vessel are carried out, during which its main actors explain the operations in detail. The training is completed by lectures in a classroom environment, during which the students are encourate to participate actively.

Visit to the Port of Barcelona: operations and infrastructures

In collaboration with the Port of Barcelona and its port community actors, we offer our participants a visit to the Port of Barcelona and its environment. In this course you can observe the operations firsthand, the traffics, the infrastructures and the operators placed in the Port

MOST

The MOST – Motorways of the Sea Training – courses take the intermodality courses one step further by exploring a complete short sea shipping operations on board of a Ro-Pax vessel. Our students are offered the opportunity to study intermodal operations on a Grimaldi Lines or GNV vessel on the crossings between the cities of Barcelona, Civitavecchia and Genoa. The additional lectures offered ensure that a complete knowledge of these is acquired by the students in an eminently practical environment.

We offer the following MOST courses:

MOST Management

This course gives priority to practical training and is based on experiential learning. Visits to the participating ports and workshops in specific parts of a Ro-Pax vessel are carried out. The training is complemented by lectures in a classroom environment, during which the students are encouraged to participate actively. The MOST Operations course takes place over 3 days.

MOST Operations

This course gives priority to practical training and is based on experiential learning. Visits to the participating ports and workshops in specific parts of a Ro-Pax vessel are carried out. The training is complemented by lectures in a classroom environment, during which the students are encouraged to participate actively. The MOST Operations course takes place over 3 days.

SURCO

Our SURCO courses take place in Barcelona and focus on the operations of intermodal rail operations. The course participants are offered either a brief introduction or a complete view of all of the logistics zones and the way that the terminals work in intermodal rail operations. Taking place in Barcelona, the SURCO courses have the advantage of having access to some of the most modern and contemporary terminals.

We offer the following SURCO courses:

SURCO Management

This course takes place on board of a train and participants get a complete view of rail terminals and ports, from a rail perspective. Faculty is composed of prestigious professionals from the sector.

SURCO Operations

In this course participants gain a complete view of the logistics zones and the way terminals work. Highly experienced professionals explain first-hand how operations are organised, managed and developed in such logistics infrastructures.

SURCO Introduction

The course is taught through practical workshops and lectured classes using audiovisual materials as teaching aids. The classes are interactive and the students are encouraged to participate actively.

Technical Courses

Over the years the Escola’s focus has expanded from short sea shipping operations towards other facets of the transport chain. The new set of Technical courses were created with the goal of offering professionals specialized training that’s complementary to the other courses offered as well as to contribute to Professional Development.

We offer the following technical courses:

Groupage and Consolidation Centres

The course on groupage and consolidation is highly specialised. It aims to bring to light groupage operations and the workings of consolidation centres. Participants will witness groupage operations, infrastructures and equipment in detail and from a practical perspective. The contents of the course are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material.

Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

The course on Temperature Controlled Supply Chains is highly specialised. It aims to provide training on temperature controlled logistics, to show port and warehouse operations, equipment, vessel and terminal facilities in detail and from a practical perspective, and to offer deep insights into temperature controlled  logistics, its actors, roles, market segmentation and trends. The contents of the course are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material.

Port Operations and Maritime Trade Logistics

The course on Port Operations and Maritime Trade Logistics aims to provide training on intermodal transport and logistics. Participants will witness show port operations, vessel and terminal facilities in detail and from a practical perspective, and gain deep insight into maritime logistics, its actors, roles and market segmentation and trends. The contents of the course are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material.

e-Freight

The course offers global knowledge on traceability operations and information exchange in multimodal transport of goods. The course combines theoretical lectures on e-Maritime operations and e-Freight workshops.

Occupational Risk Prevention in Port Operations

The course on Occupational Risk Prevention in Port Operations provides training on the organisation and management of occupational risk prevention (ORP) and corporate social responsibility issues in a commercial port. The contents are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material.

Forma’t al Port

Since the launch of the Forma’t al Port project in 2014, the Escola’s doors have seen thousands of young Catalan students pass through its doors in the pursuit of logistics knowledge and professions. The courses have been incredibly popular and now form part of the Escola’s regular courses.

Below are the different types of courses offered in the Forma’t al Port framework:

Forma't al Port - Introduction

This course aims to give young students of the secondary schools of Catalonia an introduction to the professions within the Catalan maritime logistics sector.

Forma't al Port - Management

This course aims to give young students of the secondary schools of Catalonia a thorough understanding of the professions within the maritime logistics sector.