• To analyse the different elements that must be combined for the provision of rail-port services.

  • To give the necessary training and information to those who are going to decide and manage logistics chains in which the railway can be seen as a profitable alternative in terms of services, cost or time.


In this course participants gain a complete view of port-rail operations and terminals in ports connected by the railway. Highly experienced professionals explain firsthand how operations are organised, managed and developed in such logistics infrastructures.



  • Maritime and Rail Transport and Logistics. Equipment and transport system by type of traffic: containers, bulk, general cargo, etc.

  • Maritime-Rail Situation in Ports Rail-Port Infrastructures:
    – Technical characteristics of the rail freight network
    – Rail freight terminal
    – Railroad access to ports
    – Internal rail network and its integration into the service area

  • Rail Freight Services:
    – Regular services. Exclusive and mixed traffic
    – Terminal services
    – Economic operators: railway undertakings and operators
    – Services at inland sea terminals

  • Railway Management Models:
    – European rail transport policy
    – Rail terminals in ports: legislation, division of functions and services


  • Visit to the Port of Lisbon and the Bobadela Terminal
  • Visit to the Port of Sines
  • Visit to the Port of Setúbal
  • Visit to the Port of Leixões

Case Study

  • Train configuration and network characteristics

Participant profile

  • Railway operators

  • Logistics/transhipment operators

  • Port operators

  • Port administrations

  • Road transport companies

  • Import and/or export companies using these modes of transport


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Others (contact us)


Lisbon (Portugal). With visits to the ports of Sines, Setúbal and Leixões


3 days


  • 700€.

Included in the tuition price are the training materials, Diploma, accommodation, meals (scheduled in the programme) and transfers from the terminals to the hotels.

Price subject to change. Please, contact us.