Tag Archive for: maritime logistics

The Escola Europea as a model for training in the logistics and ports industry in Thailand

On the 25th of October the Escola Europea, together with the Port of Barcelona and the Barcelona port community, signed a collaboration agreement in the framework of the Commercial and Trade Mission of the Port of Barcelona to Thailand. The agreement aimed to build and strengthen relationship with this country.

The document focused on training within the industry between the two port communities and was signed by Santiago Garcia-Milà, the Deputy Director General of Strategy and Development of the Port of Barcelona; Emili Sanz, Vice President of FETEIA-OLTRA; Marta Miquel, Chief Business Officer of the Escola Europea Intermodal-Transport; and Witoon Santibunyarat, President of the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA).

Among other things, the document highlighted the intentions and needs of the industry in both ports and recognised the need to build better trained, qualified, and digitalised port communities to improve the commercial relationship between Spain and Thailand, and make transactions more efficient. All of this was supported by the signatories, namely the Port of Barcelona, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, the Spanish Freight Forwarders Federation (Federación Española de Transitaris – FETEIA in Spanish) and TIFFA.

Trade mission in Thailand 2022

The meeting with the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA) was accompanied by a working session entitled “Logistics training”. The session organised as part of the port’s trade mission to Thailand together with associations of consignees, customs agents and forwarding agents from both Barcelona and Bangkok. This event helped configure the training programmes that make up the Barcelona port community, and therewith position itself as a model of reference for the port-logistics fabric of Thailand.

In practical terms, the agreement reached envisioned the promotion of joint activities in the field of training and the implementation of a pilot training course in international trade operations, which will focus on trade transactions between Thailand, Europe and Mediterranean countries. Based on the results of this pilot course and the parties’ interest in further developing the relationship, the establishment of a stable collaboration framework for the development of joint courses will be considered, as well as the exchange of students in the frameworks of international projects. As part of this commitment to training Port Virtual Lab was introduced – a simulation tool for a cluster of companies and entities that make up a virtual port community, and that is able to simulate real operations.

Digitalization of operations is a necessity in today’s industries and that is why the Escola Europea has developed this innovative training platform. Both professionals and students of higher education institutions and can experience firsthand activities related to international trade, all the while interacting with our simulated companies. This way, Port Virtual Lab  provides the practitioner with an experiential learning environment from a distance, one in which users are immersed in a creative social space that allows them to design and experience their own training and innovation.

If you would like to know more about the trade mission, or are curious about the new platform, you can check out the platform website (https://www.portvirtuallab.com) or contact us (international@escolaeuropea.eu).

Healthy habits create new traffic for temperature-controlled logistics

The growth in healthy eating habits has led to an increase in demand for temperature-controlled logistics

Lockdowns, and the subsequent re-openings of our societies have influenced how we, as a society, approach our overall health (we’re looking at you Peleton!). This demand for healthy nutrition, which is marked by the changing global diet trends, has increased. In response to that, cold logistics has become central in the response to meet this rising demand for fresh and frozen foods.

Many of the players in the reefer industry have noted that the growing healthy consumption habits have helped sustain growth in reefer volumes post-pandemic; a growth that is expected to continue despite the nuances of a more subdued 2022. “There is a growth in demand over the last few years, and there is an increasing need in the logistics sector to move products related to that trend, whether it is health products, fresh food or frozen food,” says Cold Chain Federation UK chief executive Shane Brennan (El Mercantil, October 2022), adding that “it is clear that this will be an area of safe investment for the next five to ten years”.

A maritime growth

When looking at overall reefer trends, it is clear that the maritime leg has taken a large volume of investments in recent years. Up to 46% of global trade in perishable goods is transported by sea – and in many cases these require very specific temperatures throughout the different stages of transport (in transit, in port, or even during the last mile delivery).

Different goods also have different standards set by international organisations, and it is pivotal for transport operators to ensure that perishable goods are transported in conditions that don’t affect product quality (for a refresher on the Cold Chain, head to our blog to read up on the Introduction to the Cold Chain).

Because more and more people want access to fresh fruits and vegetables (in- our out-of-season), the reefer container business has been thriving. The El Mercantil article quotes Gregory Tuthill, the director of SeaCube (an innovative North American company specialising in the leasing of containers) as having attested to this trend. “In general terms, we can talk about a growth that is accelerating right now and that has to do mainly with products such as fresh fruit and vegetables”. This trend has “an effect on the demand for refrigerated containers.”

With more reefer containers, more storage space in ports is also needed. As an     example, we can look at the Port of Barcelona. Hutchison Port’s managed BEST container terminal in the Catalan Capital has enhanced its reefer services in recent years. The terminal is now able to carry out semi-automated pre-trip inspection services for reefer containers. Repairs to any damages can also be carried out on site. “The Hong Kong-based operator is in a position to offer an integral and complete service for reefer containers, from connection and disconnection, to their monitoring, or the personalised attention to super reefers.” Similar investment in temperature controlled equipment management has been seen in other ports of Europe, and is expected to grow in the coming years.

6 keys to an effective temperature-controlled logistics

From maintaining stable temperatures and documentation requirements, to packaging and security considerations, we recommend you our spanish course in Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain Logistics in  Barcelona.

For more ifnormation on temperature-controlled supply chain logistcis in spanish, download  and jump on the guide:

Sources:

–      Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport #DidYouKnow blog

–      El Mercantil

–      Container News

Tag Archive for: maritime logistics

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MOST Iberia 2023

Formación en logística marítima intermodal y autopistas del mar


MOST IBERIA 21 – 24 OCTUBRE




INFORMACIÓN GENERAL


OBJETIVOS


¿CÓMO?


PERFIL DE LOS PARTICIPANTES


PROGRAMA


PREGUNTAS

Información general


21 – 24 Octubre 2023


Barcelona – Roma Civitavecchia


Castellano – Inglés

Objetivos

Formar a profesionales del sector de la logística, transporte, puertos y comercio internacional en la logística marítima intermodal, servicios marítimos de corta distancia (short sea shipping) y autopistas del mar.

¿CÓMO?

  • Mejora en la gestión del transporte

    Dando a conocer el concepto de comodalidad como herramienta de mejora en la gestión del transporte.

  • Formación

    Ofreciendo la formación e información necesaria a aquellas personas que gestionan cadenas logísticas en las que las Autopistas del Mar puedan ser una alternativa rentable por servicio, coste o tiempo.

  • Analisis

    Analizando y calculando los ahorros que se puedan obtener en el uso de las Autopistas del Mar, tanto en costes internos y externos, como en riesgos y tiempo.

  • Política medioambiental

    Ofreciendo información sobre política medioambiental de la UE en relación al transporte de las mercancías, al uso y explotación de infraestructuras, equipos y medios de transporte.

  • Curso - taller

    Realizar un curso-taller parece una buena oportunidad para conseguir estos objetivos. Si el curso se realiza en el propio barco que da el servicio, la percepción no puede ser más directa y real.

Este curso, basado en un método de aprendizaje vivencial, combina:

Lectures - Escola Courses

Conferencias

Clases teóricas de temas de interés en logística intermodal, realizadas por expertos y académicos del sector.


Visitas

Visitas y talleres prácticos en el buque para ver las operaciones logísticas en directo.


Networking

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


Navegación

Trayecto en una de las autopistas del mar más importantes de Europa.

Perfil de los participantes


Profesionales dedicados a la gestión del transporte, la logística y el comercio internacional.


Algunas de las empresas que confían la formación de sus empleados con la Escola:


 

Programa


Precio

Tarifa normal (en camarote doble): 690€/participante

Tarifa a partir del segundo inscrito de cada empresa: 620€/participante

Suplemento cabina individual: 150€/participante

*Curso bonificable por la Fundación Tripartita

Inscripciones abiertas hasta el 07 de octubre 2022

#DidYouKnow

Descubre más sobre las autopistas del mar con nuestro blog:

Hydrogen
Sustainability

Preguntas

Envíanos tus preguntas y te contestaremos.


Testimonios

Conoce la experiencia de otros participantes.


Una experiencia de primer nivel, con instructores muy profesionales y experimentados en las operaciones marítimas y portuarias, además de excelentes personas. La navegación fue bastante productiva y contribuyó de gran manera a elevar nuestros conocimientos, para poder replicarlo en nuestras organizaciones.

Satisfecho por los conocimientos adquiridos y el aprendizaje a bordo fue lo mejor !!!

Patrocinadores

 
 

Formación en logística marítima intermodal y autopistas del mar


MOST IBERIA 21 – 24 OCTUBRE




INFORMACIÓN GENERAL


OBJETIVOS


¿CÓMO?


PERFIL DE LOS PARTICIPANTES


PROGRAMA


PREGUNTAS

Información general


21 – 24 Octubre 2023


Barcelona – Roma Civitavecchia


Castellano – Inglés

Objetivos

Formar a profesionales del sector de la logística, transporte, puertos y comercio internacional en la logística marítima intermodal, servicios marítimos de corta distancia (short sea shipping) y autopistas del mar.

¿CÓMO?

  • Mejora en la gestión del transporte

    Dando a conocer el concepto de comodalidad como herramienta de mejora en la gestión del transporte.

  • Formación

    Ofreciendo la formación e información necesaria a aquellas personas que gestionan cadenas logísticas en las que las Autopistas del Mar puedan ser una alternativa rentable por servicio, coste o tiempo.

  • Analisis

    Analizando y calculando los ahorros que se puedan obtener en el uso de las Autopistas del Mar, tanto en costes internos y externos, como en riesgos y tiempo.

  • Política medioambiental

    Ofreciendo información sobre política medioambiental de la UE en relación al transporte de las mercancías, al uso y explotación de infraestructuras, equipos y medios de transporte.

  • Curso - taller

    Realizar un curso-taller parece una buena oportunidad para conseguir estos objetivos. Si el curso se realiza en el propio barco que da el servicio, la percepción no puede ser más directa y real.

Este curso, basado en un método de aprendizaje vivencial, combina:

Lectures - Escola Courses

Conferencias

Clases teóricas de temas de interés en logística intermodal, realizadas por expertos y académicos del sector.


Visitas

Visitas y talleres prácticos en el buque para ver las operaciones logísticas en directo.


Networking

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


Navegación

Trayecto en una de las autopistas del mar más importantes de Europa.

Perfil de los participantes


Profesionales dedicados a la gestión del transporte, la logística y el comercio internacional.


Algunas de las empresas que confían la formación de sus empleados con la Escola:


 

Programa


Precio

Tarifa normal (en camarote doble): 690€/participante

Tarifa a partir del segundo inscrito de cada empresa: 620€/participante

Suplemento cabina individual: 150€/participante

*Curso bonificable por la Fundación Tripartita

Inscripciones abiertas hasta el 07 de octubre 2022

#DidYouKnow

Descubre más sobre las autopistas del mar con nuestro blog:

Hydrogen
Sustainability

Preguntas

Envíanos tus preguntas y te contestaremos.


Testimonios

Conoce la experiencia de otros participantes.


Una experiencia de primer nivel, con instructores muy profesionales y experimentados en las operaciones marítimas y portuarias, además de excelentes personas. La navegación fue bastante productiva y contribuyó de gran manera a elevar nuestros conocimientos, para poder replicarlo en nuestras organizaciones.

Satisfecho por los conocimientos adquiridos y el aprendizaje a bordo fue lo mejor !!!

Patrocinadores

 
 

#Didyouknow


The Escola Europea as a model for training in the logistics and ports industry in Thailand

On the 25th of October the Escola Europea, together with the Port of Barcelona and the Barcelona port community, signed a collaboration agreement in the framework of the Commercial and Trade Mission of the Port of Barcelona to Thailand. The agreement aimed to build and strengthen relationship with this country.

The document focused on training within the industry between the two port communities and was signed by Santiago Garcia-Milà, the Deputy Director General of Strategy and Development of the Port of Barcelona; Emili Sanz, Vice President of FETEIA-OLTRA; Marta Miquel, Chief Business Officer of the Escola Europea Intermodal-Transport; and Witoon Santibunyarat, President of the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA).

Among other things, the document highlighted the intentions and needs of the industry in both ports and recognised the need to build better trained, qualified, and digitalised port communities to improve the commercial relationship between Spain and Thailand, and make transactions more efficient. All of this was supported by the signatories, namely the Port of Barcelona, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, the Spanish Freight Forwarders Federation (Federación Española de Transitaris – FETEIA in Spanish) and TIFFA.

Trade mission in Thailand 2022

The meeting with the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA) was accompanied by a working session entitled “Logistics training”. The session organised as part of the port’s trade mission to Thailand together with associations of consignees, customs agents and forwarding agents from both Barcelona and Bangkok. This event helped configure the training programmes that make up the Barcelona port community, and therewith position itself as a model of reference for the port-logistics fabric of Thailand.

In practical terms, the agreement reached envisioned the promotion of joint activities in the field of training and the implementation of a pilot training course in international trade operations, which will focus on trade transactions between Thailand, Europe and Mediterranean countries. Based on the results of this pilot course and the parties’ interest in further developing the relationship, the establishment of a stable collaboration framework for the development of joint courses will be considered, as well as the exchange of students in the frameworks of international projects. As part of this commitment to training Port Virtual Lab was introduced – a simulation tool for a cluster of companies and entities that make up a virtual port community, and that is able to simulate real operations.

Digitalization of operations is a necessity in today’s industries and that is why the Escola Europea has developed this innovative training platform. Both professionals and students of higher education institutions and can experience firsthand activities related to international trade, all the while interacting with our simulated companies. This way, Port Virtual Lab  provides the practitioner with an experiential learning environment from a distance, one in which users are immersed in a creative social space that allows them to design and experience their own training and innovation.

If you would like to know more about the trade mission, or are curious about the new platform, you can check out the platform website (https://www.portvirtuallab.com) or contact us (international@escolaeuropea.eu).

Healthy habits create new traffic for temperature-controlled logistics

The growth in healthy eating habits has led to an increase in demand for temperature-controlled logistics

Lockdowns, and the subsequent re-openings of our societies have influenced how we, as a society, approach our overall health (we’re looking at you Peleton!). This demand for healthy nutrition, which is marked by the changing global diet trends, has increased. In response to that, cold logistics has become central in the response to meet this rising demand for fresh and frozen foods.

Many of the players in the reefer industry have noted that the growing healthy consumption habits have helped sustain growth in reefer volumes post-pandemic; a growth that is expected to continue despite the nuances of a more subdued 2022. “There is a growth in demand over the last few years, and there is an increasing need in the logistics sector to move products related to that trend, whether it is health products, fresh food or frozen food,” says Cold Chain Federation UK chief executive Shane Brennan (El Mercantil, October 2022), adding that “it is clear that this will be an area of safe investment for the next five to ten years”.

A maritime growth

When looking at overall reefer trends, it is clear that the maritime leg has taken a large volume of investments in recent years. Up to 46% of global trade in perishable goods is transported by sea – and in many cases these require very specific temperatures throughout the different stages of transport (in transit, in port, or even during the last mile delivery).

Different goods also have different standards set by international organisations, and it is pivotal for transport operators to ensure that perishable goods are transported in conditions that don’t affect product quality (for a refresher on the Cold Chain, head to our blog to read up on the Introduction to the Cold Chain).

Because more and more people want access to fresh fruits and vegetables (in- our out-of-season), the reefer container business has been thriving. The El Mercantil article quotes Gregory Tuthill, the director of SeaCube (an innovative North American company specialising in the leasing of containers) as having attested to this trend. “In general terms, we can talk about a growth that is accelerating right now and that has to do mainly with products such as fresh fruit and vegetables”. This trend has “an effect on the demand for refrigerated containers.”

With more reefer containers, more storage space in ports is also needed. As an     example, we can look at the Port of Barcelona. Hutchison Port’s managed BEST container terminal in the Catalan Capital has enhanced its reefer services in recent years. The terminal is now able to carry out semi-automated pre-trip inspection services for reefer containers. Repairs to any damages can also be carried out on site. “The Hong Kong-based operator is in a position to offer an integral and complete service for reefer containers, from connection and disconnection, to their monitoring, or the personalised attention to super reefers.” Similar investment in temperature controlled equipment management has been seen in other ports of Europe, and is expected to grow in the coming years.

6 keys to an effective temperature-controlled logistics

From maintaining stable temperatures and documentation requirements, to packaging and security considerations, we recommend you our spanish course in Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain Logistics in  Barcelona.

For more ifnormation on temperature-controlled supply chain logistcis in spanish, download  and jump on the guide:

Sources:

–      Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport #DidYouKnow blog

–      El Mercantil

–      Container News