2E3S prepares a Motorways of the Sea Training course for Portugal

This year, the final course-workshop on the Motorways of the Sea (MOST) organised by the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S) will have a specific focus on the Portuguese market. Between the 12th and the 15th of December, the MOST Management course will take place on board of a Grimaldi Lines Ro-Pax vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia. It will target professionals coming from the Portuguese transport sector and students from the Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique. This course will present a unique opportunity to network, discover short sea shipping operations first hand and learn about the European policy on transport, all the while travelling along one of the principal Motorways of the Sea in Europe. It is organized jointly with the Shortsea Promotion Centre Portugal and the 2E3S.

Specialists from the Portuguese transport sector and academic experts will form the teaching staff, including Isabel Moura (Executive director of SPC Portugal, Ana Casaca (Associate Researcher of the Study Group on Logistics, Business and Port Engineering (Grupo de Estudos em Logística, Negócios e Engenharia Portuária – GELNEP) at the Federal University of Maranhão, Brasil), Antonio Belmar (President of ECASBA – European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents) and Antonio Vargas (Director for Grimaldi Lines, Spain), among others. Classes will be conducted in English and Portuguese. The goal will be to train the participants in intermodal logistics, short sea shipping services (SSS) and the Motorways of the Sea in Europe. Through the eminently practical experience on board, participants will be able to observe and experience real intermodal transport operations during the trip from Spain to Italy. The courses are based on an experiential learning method, combining lectures, workshops, visits and practical work in groups. There will also be ample opportunity for networking, encouraging future business relationships and investments in joint ventures among the course participants.

A full programme of the course can be found on the 2E3S website, together with details on how to register: http://www.2e3s.eu/course/most-management-portugal/.

This will be the final MOST course of the autumn term for the Escola, which has already organized courses for French, Italian and Spanish professionals alongside its regular courses for university students. The immensely practical courses aim to provide a global and international view of intermodal transport in the countries of the Mediterranean basin.

The Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S) is a European reference centre for training in logistics and intermodal transport. The company’s objective is to promote intermodal transport as a basis towards the development of sustainable logistics in Europe.