SAILNET – FONASBA Training & Exchange Programme

SAILNET is a Work Exchange Programme promoted by FONASBA/ECASBA and the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport to foster the creation of a common code of best practices within the international ship agents´ and logistic operators community.

SailNet is a multi-country training and exchange programme, established in 6 countries and with the aim to go worldwide in the coming years, with the mission to strengthen shipping agents through quality education. The countries involved are Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Argentina, Tunisia. It provides the shipping agents’ employees with the opportunity to develop and refresh their skills while also broadening their understanding about FONASBA.

The course is a fun, interactive, hands-on series of sessions designed to provide shipping agents with knowledge and develop leadership to skills, while establishing a fruitful professional and international network.

  • Intl. Training
  • 5 days
  • Local Training
  • 3 days
  • Internship
  • 1-3 months

The Benefits

The participants who will take part in the programme will be encouraged to develop leadership skills and embrace a SAILNET culture, and discover new ways to carry out industry tasks, discover (or perfect) a new language and a different culture.

The benefits that will come from taking part in the exchange are:

  • Building lasting friendships and network with people from around the world
  • Learning from others and sharing ideas that you can embrace for yourself and take back to your company.
  • Learning about FONASBA, the Escola and its programmes and how these can offer opportunities to contribute to the port community, locally and internationally
  • Challenging your thinking and encouraging you to think laterally
  • Considering how being a shipping agent is an opportunity for personal growth and fulfilment.
  • Returnubg to your company with fresh ideas, new tools, new contacts, and we hope an increased motivation to take action as a shipping agent.
  • Gaining new skills and knowledge that you can also apply in your personal life.

Interested? Contact us:

Who can apply

The SAILNET Programme has been specifically designed for young employees of shipping agencies and the 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 SAILNET Programme.

Participants profile and requirements:

  • Under 40 years old
  • Working in a Shipping Agent 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.

Sample International Training Programme


  • Opening Ceremony – ECASBA SAIL Programme presentation: aims and features
  • The role of the shipping agent and FONASBA Quality Standard
  • Port Operations
  • Service to vessel and crew: documentation and operations
  • Service to freight: documentation and operations
  • Service to passengers: documentation and operations – Cruise and Ferry