The Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping - 2E3S.EU is a European training center and a reference for intermodal transport and logistics, promoting sustainable logistics in Europe through innovative courses. Our aim is to promote intermodal transport as the basis for sustainable logistics chains in Europe. Our courses have been designed by our team with the overall aim of giving the students a complete view of intermodality.
You can check out the catalogues of our courses below:
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Our intermodality courses have been specifically designed to ensure that our students get a complete and clear view of intermodal operations from the perspective of the primary modal interchange hub – the port. They take place in the port of Barcelona, and combine practical visits alongside with classroom-environment lectures.
We offer the following Intermodality courses:
- In this course every group can select the workshops and lectures to suit their needs. In the workshops, participants get to know first-hand how port operations and facilities work in real life. In the lectures and debates, key issues in transport, logistics and international business are considered.
The MOST – Motorways of the Sea Training – courses take the intermodality courses one step further by exploring a complete short sea shipping operations on board of a Ro-Pax vessel. Our students are offered the opportunity to study the intermodal operations on a Grimaldi Lines or Grandi Navi Veloci vessel on the crossings between the cities of Civitavecchia and/or Genoa. The additional lectures offered ensure that a complete knowledge of these is acquired by the students in an eminently practical environment.
We offer the following MOST courses:
- This course takes place on board of a Ro-Pax vessel on the crossing between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome). During the trip, participants will attend lectures, workshops and work on a case study in groups. Additionally this course includes a guided tour and some free time to enjoy the city of Rome.
Our SURCO courses take place in Barcelona and focus on the operations of intermodal rail operations. The course participants are offered either a brief introduction or a complete view of all of the logistics zones and the way that the terminals work in intermodal rail operations. Taking place in Barcelona, the SURCO courses have the advantage of having access to some of the most modern and contemporary terminals.
We offer the following SURCO courses:
- This course takes place on board of a train and participants get a complete view of rail terminals and ports, from a rail perspective. Faculty is composed of prestigious professionals from the sector, who explain first-hand how such logistics infrastructures are organised and managed, as well as how the operations function.
Over the years the Escola’s focus has expanded from short sea shipping operations towards other facets of the transport chain. The new set of Technical courses were created with the goal of offering professionals specialized training that’s complementary to the other courses offered as well as to contribute to Professional Development.
We offer the following technical courses:
- Consolidation and groupage are today an essential element in effective supply chains. With this course you will get to know how groupage works, its actors, market segmentation and trends. You will learn how to hire and manage door-to-door groupage operations and visit service providers on the field.
Forma't al Port
The Forma't al Port courses offered by the Escola are made specifically for the Catalan public, and thus all materials related to them are in Catalan. You can find out more on the Forma't al Port section of the website: http://2e3s.eu/format/