“The cold chain involves the transportation of temperature sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods and the logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments.”

Course Objectives

  • To provide training in intermodal transport chains for temperature-controlled goods
  • To offer deep insights into temperature controlled logistics, its actors, roles, market segmentation and trends
  • To understand what are the best practices on planning and execution at every stage of temperature controlled supply chain, and specifically those using intermodal transport
  • To show port and warehouse operations, equipment and terminal facilities in detail and from a practical perspective
  • To inform on how the temperature-controlled products should be distributed (stored, handled and transported) throughout the distribution network (manufacturer, service providers and customers) as per specified temperature conditions.


  • Obtaining true supply chain visibility through field visits and debates with industry experts
  • Providing training and information to people who will manage and make decisions in cold logistics chain

Participant profile

Professionals dedicated to the transport, manufacturing export and distribution of temperature controlled freight/ perishable products and logistics and transport students.


English/ Spanish




4 days

Price per participant

  • 700€
  • Special discount for Escola alumni and collaborators: 550€



  •   Temperature control Transport – What are the options?
  • Connection systems with RORO vessels – Motorways of the sea
  • Canal de Frio – Railway connections
  • Best practices on the reefer equipment preparation
  • Port facilities for controlled temperature equipment
  • “Logística del frío”- Warehousing, cross-docking, manipulation management
  • International regulations for perishable products
  • Intermodality for International temperature controlled cargo
  • Reefer containers services & documentation
  • Insurance and Claims


  • Visit to container terminal
  • Visit a Container depot – Barcelona Container Depot Service, S.L
  • Visit to central food market
  • Visit to a cold service Operator
  • Visit the warehouses facilities of an importer/distributor
  • Visit to Border Inspection Post (PIF)

Draft Programme

11:00 Welcome at the Escola Europea –Course presentation–Eduard Rodés

11:30 Port of Barcelona Presentation–Carles Mayol (APB)

12:30 Temperature Controlled Transport –What are the options? Pedro Conejero (CaudeteLogistica)

13:30 Lunch break

15:00 Connection systems with RORO vessels –Motorways of the sea –Francesco De Candia ( Grimaldi)

16:00 Canal de Frio –Railway Connections – Miguel Asín (Tmz)

17:00 Network coffee-break

17:30 Best practices on the reefer equipment preparation – Barcelona Container Depot Service

19:00 End of the day



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