From the 4th to the 6th of April, 55 students from the EAE Business School, the majority of whom were from South America, participated in a MOST Intermodality course in Barcelona, organized by the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S). Through the course the group gained a general knowledge of intermodal logistics and an understanding of the operations in the Port of Barcelona. Over the three days, the students learned about the concept of co-modality, short sea shipping services, the motorways of the sea, e-Maritime and the European Union’s environmental policy on transport, amongst other things.
The course, eminently practical, took place where the actual operations take place: in the port terminals and on board of a vessel. Thus, alongside the lectures, the students participated in workshops in which they discovered the organization and operations of a Ro-Pax vessel (the bridge, the stowing operations, the ship loading operations…). They also had the opportunity to visit the infrastructures and facilities of the Port of Barcelona throughout a maritime tour and visits to a vehicle terminal, to a container terminal, to the logistics activity zone (Zona de Actividades Logísticas – ZAL) and to an intermodal terminal.
Sara Martínez, Commercial Manager of the ZAL, who introduced ZAL’s characteristics, explained that “It’s interesting to receive the students already immersed in logistics and who are excited to discover more and to become a part of it. In ZAL we enthusiastically welcome such groups and hope to be able to do business with them in the future.”
This course was carried out in Spanish, and taught by regular teachers of 2E3S: Adriana Díaz (Projects, Knowledge & Quality Manager of 2E3S), Antonio Vargas (ex-General Director of Grimaldi Logistics Spain and a regular teacher of 2E3S), Chelo Otero (Commercial and Marketing Director of PORTIC), Eduard Rodés (Director of 2E3S), Marta Miquel (Responsible for Educational resources, External Relations & Training of 2E3S).