Belgian students discover the Motorways of the Sea with 2E3S

Last weekend the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S) organized a Motorways of the Sea Training (MOST) Management course in maritime logistics on board of a Grimaldi Lines vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia. The course took place between the 17th and the 20th of October.

Nearly 50 undergraduate students from Hogeschool Gent and UCLL Leuven Limburg travelled to Barcelona to embark on one of 2E3S proven courses on the Motorways of the Sea. The eminently practical approach 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. The students were given the opportunity to participate in workshops, practical visits to the vessel, debates and work in groups with their counterparts. “Passion for Motorways of the Seas [was] very noticeable [throughout the course]!!” summarized Bert de Roo, an accompanying professor from UCCL Leuven Limburg. His counterpart from Hogeschool Gent assured: “We are very much satisfied as always and hope to come again with the next “generation.”


A trip to the eternal city of Rome was also made optional, as the group had some free time during the resting time of the vessel.

The course was promoted by the Port of Barcelona, Grimaldi Lines and Porto di Roma e Lazio. MOST courses provide training in intermodal logistics, short sea shipping services, the Motorways of the Sea, as well as the European Union’s environmental policies on transport.

This edition of the MOST course was carried out in English, and taught representatives of Grimaldi Lines and the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping.