What is the philosophy of the SailNet Programme?

The SailNet project proposes to develop and create a programme for new expert and competent professionals for the Maritime sector /Shipping Industry.

The participants will be encouraged to:

  • Develop leadership skills and a SailNet culture
  • Discover new ways to carry out the industry tasks, a new language and a different culture
  • Build lasting friendships and network with people from around the world


The SailNet Programme comprises three stages:

  • International Training (5 days in Barcelona)
  • Local Training: (2 days in each country)
  • Exchange programme (1-3 months in each country)

The current programme is for the international section of the programme.

Participant profile

The SailNet Programme has been specifically designed for young employees of the shipping agency and logistics sector. Candidates should be under 40 years old and working in a shipping agent company or logistic operator of a country participating in the Exchange Programme.

Participants profile and requirements:

  • Under 40 years old
  • Working in a Shipping Agency Company, Freight Forwarder or Logistic Operator
  • Fluent in English – B1 level or equivalent
  • 1 or more years of work Experience in the sector
  • Level of Education – vocational or university degree or more than 5 years of experience in the company.


18 – 22 November 2019 + exchange months *





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This training, based on an interactive and person-oriented approach, combines:


Theoretical classes on intermodal transport and logistics, given by professional specialists and academics from the sector.


Visits and workshops around the Port of Barcelona


Actividades de networking específicas, así como trabajo colaborativo en equipos.

International Training Draft Programme

9:00 Welcome to the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping and the Port of Barcelona

9:30 Opening Ceremony – ECASBA SAIL Programme presentation: aims and features

– Aziz Mantrach; António Belmar; Raquel Nunes

10:30 The role of the shipping agent and FONASBA Quality Standard – Aziz Mantrach; António Belmar

11:30 Break

12:00 Shipping Agents – skills and activities in a future perspective – António Belmar

13:30 Lunch break

15:00 Service to vessel and crew: documentation and operations – Albert Pallarés

16:30 Service to freight: documentation and operations – Albert Pallarés

17:30 Service to passengers: documentation and operations – Cruise and Ferry – Serafín Blázquez

19:00 End of the day

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