Between the 4th and the 7th of June 2016 the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S.eu) organized a Motorways Of the Sea Training (MOST) Management course in maritime and intermodal logistics. More than 60 students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the University of Oviedo and from the Spanish Confederation of Freight Transport participated in the course. The students attended the course as part of their master degrees in transport, logistics and supply chain. Two teachers of the ICESI University of Cali (Colombia) also joined the group as observers. The course took place on board of a Ro-Pax vessel of Grimaldi Lines on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome).
The MOST 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 Spanish, and taught by a combination of professionals and professors from the Spanish transport sector. These included Adriana Díaz, Projects, Knowledge & Quality Manager of 2E3S; Xavier Lluch, consultant specialized in the sector and regular teacher of the 2E3S; Eduard Rodés, director of 2E3S, Rosa Aza, lecturer at the University of Oviedo and Antonio Vargas, previously the managing director and currently adviser of Grimaldi Logística España. The students were given the opportunity to participate in workshops, practical visits to the vessel, debates and work in groups. Additionally a guided tour of Rome was offered to the students on the resting day of the vessel.
This MOST course was the penultimate course of the first half of 2016. The final course will take place from the 16th to the 19th of July. This is the first course of the Escola organized in July – being a busy tourism period, the Escola normally closes its doors to students over the summer. However due to high popular demand, this course will host a group of students from the EAE Business School in Barcelona.