2E3S continues to bring the Motorways of the Sea to European students

In the first quarter of 2016 the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping has already managed to train around 150 students from Europe in intermodal transport and the motorways of the sea.

Between the 6th to the 9th of February 30 students from the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona completed a MOST Management course on board of a Grimaldi RO-PAX vessel on the short sea shipping route between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Port of Rome). This was the first MOST course of 2016, and paved the way for a busy February during which the Escola organised a total of seven courses (two Forma’t al Port courses, two MOST Management courses, a special six days course called “Maritime Trade and Logistics: Theory and Applications” and a SURCO Introduction course on intermodal rail logistics. Read the full news article here.

The second MOST course of 2016 was organised for a medley of Spanish and Belgian students. Between the 20th and the 23rd of February, a group comprising of 25 students from the Abat Oliba CEU University of Barcelona and 40 students from the Artevelde University College of Gent (Belgium) came to Barcelona to attend the Escola’s training. The course, which focused on intermodal logistics, short sea shipping services and the motorways of the sea, was taught in English. It provided ample opportunities for the students to interact, compare the knowledge from their countries, and share their points of view of the sector as a whole. Read the full article here.


Finally, the first week of March,more than 50 master students from University of Barcelona embarked on one of 2E3S proven courses on maritime logistics – a MOST (Motorways Of the Sea Training) Management course. Organized by the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S), the training took place between the 5h and the 8th of March on board of a Grimaldi Lines vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia. Read the full article here.

The eminently practical approach of the Motorways of the Sea Training courses focuses on bringing short sea shipping operations to life by taking place on board of a Ro-Pax vessels travelling along one of the main motorways of the sea in Europe. Having the course where the services and operations take place makes the perception as real and direct as possible, and the learning process becomes easier. Over four days, the participants have learned about the concept of co-modality, discovered the tools required to calculate the benefits and savings to be gained from the use of the motorways of the sea, understood the concept of e-Maritime and its use to improve the efficiency and reliability of intermodal transport and operations, and acquired knowledge about the European policy on transport. Aside from the theoretical lectures, the students are given the opportunity to participate in workshops, practical visits to the vessel, and to work on a case study in teams. A trip to the city of Rome is also made optional, as the group has some free time during the resting time of the vessel.