French students converge to Barcelona to discover maritime intermodality

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Between the 30th of May and the 2nd of June 2015 the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S) organized a WHITE MOS Management course in maritime logistics for students coming from the Université d’Evry and PROMOTRANS Toulouse.

38 participants attended this edition of the course, which took place on board of a Ro-Pax vessel of Grimaldi Lines on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia/Rome.

WHITE MOS courses aim to provide training in intermodal logistics, Short Sea Shipping services and the Motorways of the Sea. The students could observe and experience the short sea shipping activities first hand during the trip by seeing real-life intermodal transport operations.

This course was carried out in French and English, and taught by a combination of professionals and professors from the transport sector. These included representatives of Grimaldi Lines, consultants from the Spanish logistics sector, the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping and the French Shortsea Promotion Centre (BP2S). The students were given the opportunity to participate in workshops, practical visits to the vessel, debates and work in groups with their counterparts from across the Atlantic. Additionally a guided tour of Rome was offered to the students on the resting day of the vessel.