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Diploma ceremony held on the 3rd of July 2021

Escola’s restarts its MOST courses

Last Saturday, on the 3rd of July, the intermodal transport course “Motorways of the Sea training – MOST” started in Barcelona. In total, thirty five students from 11 different nationalities studying Master’s programmes in Logistics and International Trade, Internationalisation of SMEs and Customs Law and Management at the University of Barcelona participated in the 4-day long training.

The day began with a solemn ceremony to present diplomas to some 100 graduates which, exceptionally and due to health safety measures, was held outdoors in front of the Escola Europea’s headquarters, at Placeta de l’Areté, Terminal Drassanes on the Moll de Barcelona.  On behalf of the Port of Barcelona and the Escola, its director, Eduard Rodés, welcomed the participants.  On behalf of the University of Barcelona, Dr. Oscar Mascarilla, director of the Master’s programmes, spoke. The Honourable Ramon Tremosa, Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya until a few weeks ago, supported the event and addressed the students, encouraging them to put their knowledge at the service of the competitiveness of their respective countries. Afterwards, the participants and their accompanying family members made a maritime visit to the Port of Barcelona.

The MOST course started early in the afternoon on the same day, and the group departed for Civitavecchia – the port of Rome – on board of the Grimaldi RO-PAX vessel “Cruise Barcelona”. The teachers of the Escola Europea on this occasion were Marta Miquel, the Chief Operating Officer, Antonio Vargas, representing Grimaldi Lines and Eduard Rodés, as course director.

Simultaneously, the first two weeks of July saw the start of the Escola’s annual Summer School in Port Operations for Vessels and for Goods. The course is held in classroom in-person format with the participation of 16 students from Egypt, Yemen and Somalia.

The MOST course is the first on-board course that the Escola was able to hold since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. It is a promising sign showing the ability of the Escola to begin to bring its unique experiential courses back into play.

Cruise Roma - Grimaldi Lines

‘Shortsea’ proposed to be included in the future Sustainable Mobility Law

Short sea shipping transport wants to be included in the future Sustainable Mobility Act, as it ensures that Ro-Pax traffic, a substantial part of the transport, and continues to help the viability of various services. Through this, the integration of maritime transport into logistics chains would be facilitated. This is one of the measures proposed by the Shortsea Promotion Centre Spain (SPC Spain) following the last meeting of the working group on the Sustainable Mobility Act on the 3rd of July 2020. The meeting was also attended by Manuel Carlier and Elena Seco of Anave, Patricio Arrarte and Amaia Sarasola from the Santander Port Authority, Ricardo García from the Escola Europea Intermodal Transport, Laura Fernández from Feteia and Mario Massarotti and Antonio Vargas from Grimaldi Lines. Representing SPC Spain were Pilar Tejo and Marta Poza.

The office of the Spanish Secretary General of Transport and Mobility announced that the draft of the rules for the Sustainable Mobility Act should be ready before the end of the year, and in the meantime contributions from different entities are welcome. Among these, SPC Spain insisted on measures to better manage and increase the capacity of railroads and inland waterways. Moreover, to reflect the impact that the price of transport has on the environment, the entity proposed that subsidies for fossil fuels should disappear. Another proposal was “to regulate access to EU ports for the most polluting ships and to require that those at berth use electricity ashore”.

To improve sustainability, SPC Spain urged the Spanish government to adopt measures for the gradual reduction of emissions generated by the consumption of fossil fuels from ships, boats, naval devices and physical platforms when they are moored or anchored in ports.

Boosting the Motorways of the Sea

The Spanish government will propose the creation and consolidation of sustainable logistics chains with origin or destination in ports through strategic initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ports, as well as in maritime or land transport chains with origins or destinations in ports.

These initiatives will aim, among others, to improve energy efficiency and air quality in port facilities, the generation or procurement of renewable energy in ports, promoting rail transport to and from ports, promoting the development of the Motorways of the Sea, improving road access, and encouraging the use of alternative energy in maritime transport, with particular attention to the use of this type of energy on berthed ships, and in accordance with the provisions of the European Union legislation on state aid.

In its conclusions, the entities propose to promote greater use of the maritime mode, enhancing SSS and the Motorways of the Sea, while pointing to possible actions to reduce their environmental impact both at sea and on land (such as tax exemptions for marine fuels, extending European emissions trading to the maritime sector, using alternative fuels and using electricity from land on ships at in ports).

Proposals for the Sustainable Mobility Law

Within the scope of the Sustainable Mobility Law, the proposals include:

  • Establishing that SSS in general and the Motorways of the Sea and regular roll-on roll-off transport lines in particular contribute effectively to the sustainability of the transport of goods (as it is the one that generates the least external costs to society) and to the necessary modal shift, therefore deserving to be the subject of governmental support measures.
  • Establishing the Motorways of the Sea and regular roll-on roll-off transport as the ideal instrument for facilitating the use of the maritime mode to road operators
  • The high number of port calls per year and their impact on the competitiveness of services (and therefore on their capacity to attract flows) makes them worthy of special treatment in ports.
  • Reviewing and specifying the definition of the Motorways of the Sea, and the possibility of creating a national seal of Motorways of the Sea that entitles members to certain advantages.
  • Establishing economic incentive measures aimed at stimulating the use of alternative fuels on berthed ships.
  • Possible reduction or elimination of the T-3 freight tariff.
  • Reduction in the cost of port services.
  • Incentives for the joint operation of transport companies in order to minimize the limitations inherent in the small business size of many transport companies.
  • Incentives for maritime intermodal operations for groups of companies.
  • Greater time flexibility for road hauliers using the maritime mode.

Source: Naucher Global

MOST Iberia 2018 brings together Spanish, Portuguese and South American professionals

For a second year running, the Escola brought together professionals from Spanish and Portuguese transport enterprises during the MOST Iberia edition of its well-established courses in intermodal maritime transport.

Between the 20th and the 23rd of October, a group comprising 53 professionals from the logistics and port sectors of Spain, Portugal and South America descended onto Barcelona to improve their knowledge of intermodal logistics and the motorways of the sea, and to expand their professional networks. During 4 days on board of a Ro-Pax ferry of Grimaldi Lines linking Barcelona to Civitavecchia, the participants could share their experiences, idiosyncrasies, and knowledge coming from their respective countries.

From Spain the participants came from the Spanish Ports (Puertos del Estado), as well as including logistic operators, transport companies and large associations and corporations from the sector: Roehlig, Casintra, Acotral, JVC Shipping & Solutions, El Corte Inglés and ATEIA. The South American delegation consisted of 25 professionals coming from port communities from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay. Members of public entities such as the regional government of Madeira, the Institute of Mobility and Transport, port authorities of Sines, Algrave, Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo, alongside representatives of private companies (Navex and Intermodal Portugal) formed the Portuguese delegation. “Excellent lecturers, an experience that allowed us see transport logistics from different perspectives than the ones we’re used to. All of this while living and experiencing a Mediterranean maritime journey. Thank you for everything” expressed one participant.

The teaching staff comprised: Álvaro Rodríguez Dapena, Planning and Development Director of Spanish Ports (Puertos del Estado); Ana Arévalo, Commercial Manager of SSS at the Port of Barcelona; Antonio Vargas, Ex General Director and current Board Member of Grimaldi Logistics Spain; Eduardo Bandeira, Executive Director of Intermodal Portugal; Raquel Nunes, Promotion and Training Manager and Eduard Rodés, Director of the Escola Europea.

The course developed the concept of co-modality as a tool to improve transport management. The motorways of the sea were shows as fundamental elements of a sustainable logistics supply chain. The course participants have to resolve a case study that evaluates short sea shipping solutions, and applies calculations of direct and indirect costs to determine an optimal transport solution in terms of economic, social and environmental terms.

A hugely successful fourth edition of the MOST Italy course in intermodal maritime logistics takes place in Italy

As in previous years, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport has concluded with great success another edition of the MOST (Motorways of the Sea Training) Italy course in intermodal logistics for Italian professionals. From 29 September to 2 October, 32 participants from Italy and Brazil attended this edition of the training.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, seat of the ADSP of the Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea and founding member of the Escola. Its president Francesco Maria Di Majo, accompanied by the Director of Harbour Security of the Ministry of Infrastructures, Mauro Coletta, have given the welcome to the participants and briefly introduced the present and the near future of intermodality in the Mediterranean and the fundamental importance of training in order to exploit the whole potential of the motorways of the sea.

Following the first theoretical classes on land, the large group of participants, accompanied by the teachers of the course, all of whom were experts in short sea shipping (SSS), boarded the Grimaldi Lines Ro-Pax vessel CRUISE BARCELONA, en route to Barcelona, along one of the motorways of the sea studied in the course.

Once again the Escola Europea was able to count on the collaboration of RAM (Rete Autostrade Mediterranee) Logistica – Infrastrutture – Trasport and ALIS (Associazione Logistica dell’Intermodalità Sostenibile), as well as the support of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, Confitarma and Assoporti  for the organisation of the training.

During the four days of the course, the participants studied logistics and transport issues through theoretical lectures and practical workshops.

Andrea Campagna, from the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of La Sapienza University in Rome, offered an in-depth analysis of transport costs, service times and other competitive factors to open the debate on the feasibility of a sustainable alternative to short sea shipping; Francesco Benevolo, director of RAM SpA, presented a wide overview of the motorways of the sea in Europe and explained the European Union’s environmental policy on transport, paying special attention to the fiscal incentives MAREBONUS and FERROBONUS, designed for intermodal transport; Nicolò Berghinz, representative of ALIS, presented some real cases of companies affiliated to the association that have successfully focused on intermodality to grow in the world of transport. The shipping companies and ports involved in the motorways of the sea between Spain and Italy explained the functioning of their infrastructures dedicated to short sea shipping: for the Port of Barcelona, Ana Arévalo, Commercial Manager specialized in SSS; for Grimaldi Lines, Commercial Manager Marcello Donnarumma; for GNV, Alessandro Feniello, Sales Freight Manager of GNV and for the ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Giovanni Marinucci, Head of International Projects, who offered a presentation of the Port of Civitavecchia.

The contents of the course have been custom designed for the Italian professionals who attended the course, who came from different transport and logistics companies, four port system authorities and two higher technical institutes (ITS) in the Mobility area.

The aim of the training is to present participants with all the benefits to achieve by incorporating motorways of the sea as a key element in building efficient and sustainable supply chains. In addition to the theoretical lessons and workshops, the participants worked hard to solve a case study and were able to observe closely the infrastructure and equipment involved in intermodal operations. Finally, networking activities were organized to facilitate the development of networks of contacts between professionals and experts in the Italian sector who participated in the course.

The comments received from the participants were very positive. The level of satisfaction in this, as in the past, edition was very high: “I feel lucky to have been able to learn with and from professionals in the field, and with a spectacular organization”.

The Escola would like to thank all its founding members (Port de Barcelona, ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Ports of Genoa, Grimaldi Lines and GNV) for their usual cooperation and generosity.

The dates for the fifth edition have already been set: from 5th to 8th of October 2019.

This year the Escola is also planning a course in intermodal maritime logistics for Spanish and Portuguese professionals, MOST Iberia, to be held from 20 to 23 October 2018.

The Motorways of the Sea to connect Africa to the European shores

This autumn the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, in conjunction with the National Agency of Ports of Morocco (l’Agence Nationale des Ports – ANP) will organise a conference on the motorways of the sea (MoS) as new tools towards logistics development in Africa. The event will take place on the 3rd of October in Casablanca, Morocco, and it will bring together government representatives and directors of logistics companies in the region, as well as heads of training centres.

The conference will aim to raise awareness among local professionals of the practicalities and the benefits of MoS and intermodal transport as tools for sustainable development and job creation in the logistics sector. Existing short sea shipping services will be presented, alongside descriptions of the Escola’s activities that extend to the African continent.

The Escola’s founding partners, the Ports of Barcelona, Roma and Genoa, and the shipping lines GNV and Grimaldi Lines, are sponsoring the event, with the collaboration of the ANP and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

Opening the conference, the director general of ANP Mrs Nadia Laraki, alongside Mrs Amane FETHALLAH, Director General of the Merchant Navy and Mr Francesc Carbonell from the UfM, will introduce the intermodal transport solutions existing between the European and African shores. This will be followed by three panels that will focus on innovative training for intermodality, infrastructures for intermodal development, and the different actors from the motorways of the sea respectively. The language of the conference will be in French.

This event in organised in the framework of the Escola’s TransLogMED project. The long-term objective of the project is to foster the development of the motorways of the sea between the Mediterranean countries, which will in turn help promote inclusive growth and youth employability, as well as sustainable development in the region. The project focuses in particular on: Increasing efficiency in logistics and transport, particularly in door to door and platform to platform multimodal solutions; Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of the transport and logistics operators; and creating a knowledge network as the activities become regular, together with a best practices exchange platform that brings together experts from both Northern and Southern Mediterranean countries. For more information you can consult the project website.

Demand for SSS increases in the Atlantic and Mediterranean façades in 2017

The capacity offered in the Motorways of the Sea of the Atlantic facade has grown by 160%, while in the Mediterranean basin, the increase has been of 6%.

The Shortsea Promotion Centre of Spain has held a meeting of its Board of Directors in which the report of the Statistical Observatory of the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) in Spain for the year 2017 was presented.

The document demonstrated the growth of this type of transport along the Atlantic routes, with significant increases in terms of demand, and highlighted its recovery in the Mediterranean following the decrease of 2016. Specifically, the capacity offered for transport of road cargo in 2017 has grown by 32% in the Atlantic, and 8% in the Mediterranean.

However, although the number of lines offered has increased, the number of vessels used has been reduced. In the SSS alternative to road transport, the annual capacity offered in the ro-ro services has rebounded 42% in the Atlantic side, with 1.81 million linear meters, and 25% in the Mediterranean, with 4.13 million of linear meters.

With regard to the Motorways of the Sea, the capacity offered on the Atlantic side grew by 160% along the two motorways, while in the Mediterranean the increase has been of 6% along its three routes.

248 million tons

In total, short sea shipping transport in Spain has risen to 248 million tons in 2017, an increase of 6% over 2016, of which 19% correspond to domestic cabotage traffic and 81% to international traffic.

SSS of ro-ro cargo has risen by 8.1% to 21.1 million tons. It is important to note that on the Atlantic side the volume has been much lower, with 2.25 million tons representing an increase of 13.9%, than on the Mediterranean side which processed 15.25 million tons of cargo, 9.3% more.

In overall terms, in 2017 the average employment of the offer was 73.1%, a figure below the 80.1% registered in 2016. In the Atlantic side, it has been reduced by 53.3% due to a much higher growth of supply with respect to demand, while in the Mediterranean, employment has gone from 81.8% to 85.5%, for the same reason.

Source: Cadena de Suministro

Marrakesh: North African transport professionals introduced to TransLogMED by the Escola Europea

The Escola’s efforts to continue to promote the ambitious TransLogMED project across the Mediterranean waters go further next week as its staff travels to Marrakesh to participate in the 7th edition of the International Logistics and Transport Tradeshow LOGISMED, from 9th to 11th May.

Being the largest landmark logistics trade show in Morocco, and having ascertained itself over the last 7 years as the largest gathering of transport and logistics professionals in Africa and the Mediterranean, LOGISMED proves the perfect venue to introduce the objectives and goals of the TransLogMED project to the visitors. The Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport will promote the project in its own booth, positioned next to one of its partners and stakeholders, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) (section D, booths D1 and D2).

The project office is also holding the TransLogMED project’s Action Committee in Marrakesh on the second day of the show, bringing together the project’s stakeholders and reviewing the past year’s accomplishments. During the meeting an overview of the goals for the current year will be listed, separated by the different participating countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, and Egypt).

From the 7th to the 9th May, Eduard Rodés, the director of the Escola, will introduce the project at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics which will take place in Ismailia, Egypt.

Among the project’s to-date achievements, the director of the Escola highlighted the huge success of the MOST (Motorways of the Sea Training) Tunis edition, which took place in April 2018. The course was organised jointly with the Institut Méditerranéen de Formation aux Métiers Maritimes, with the help of the Escola’s usual collaborators (Port of Barcelona, Ports of Genoa, Ports of Rome, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) and Grimaldi Lines) and the Office of the Merchant Navy (l’Office de la Marine Marchande), Cotunav, Stam and Transglory. The training was carried out on board of two vessels, one from GNV and the other from Cotunav, and took place on the short sea shipping crossing between La Goulette and Genoa.

The long-term objective of TransLogMED is to foster the development of the motorways of the Sea between the Mediterranean countries, which will in turn help promote inclusive growth and youth employability, as well as sustainable development in the region. The project focuses in particular on: Increasing efficiency in logistics and transport, particularly in door to door and platform to platform multimodal solutions; Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of the transport and logistics operators; and creating a knowledge network as the activities become regular, together with a best practices exchange platform that brings together experts from both Northern and Southern Mediterranean countries. The project took off in 2017 and will finish in 2021.

For more information you can consult the project page https://www.escolaeuropea.eu/projects/translogmed/ and the Escola’s website https://escolaeuropea.eu or write to info@escolaeuropea.eu.

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MOST Iberia 2022

Fórmate en logística marítima intermodal


MOST IBERIA 22 – 25 OCTUBRE




INFORMACIÓN GENERAL


OBJETIVOS


¿CÓMO?


PERFIL DE LOS PARTICIPANTES


PROGRAMA


PREGUNTAS

Información general


22 – 25 Octubre 2022


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:

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

 
 

Fórmate en logística marítima intermodal


MOST IBERIA 22 – 25 OCTUBRE




INFORMACIÓN GENERAL


OBJETIVOS


¿CÓMO?


PERFIL DE LOS PARTICIPANTES


PROGRAMA


PREGUNTAS

Información general


22 – 25 Octubre 2022


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:

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

 
 
Diploma ceremony held on the 3rd of July 2021

Escola’s restarts its MOST courses

Last Saturday, on the 3rd of July, the intermodal transport course “Motorways of the Sea training – MOST” started in Barcelona. In total, thirty five students from 11 different nationalities studying Master’s programmes in Logistics and International Trade, Internationalisation of SMEs and Customs Law and Management at the University of Barcelona participated in the 4-day long training.

The day began with a solemn ceremony to present diplomas to some 100 graduates which, exceptionally and due to health safety measures, was held outdoors in front of the Escola Europea’s headquarters, at Placeta de l’Areté, Terminal Drassanes on the Moll de Barcelona.  On behalf of the Port of Barcelona and the Escola, its director, Eduard Rodés, welcomed the participants.  On behalf of the University of Barcelona, Dr. Oscar Mascarilla, director of the Master’s programmes, spoke. The Honourable Ramon Tremosa, Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya until a few weeks ago, supported the event and addressed the students, encouraging them to put their knowledge at the service of the competitiveness of their respective countries. Afterwards, the participants and their accompanying family members made a maritime visit to the Port of Barcelona.

The MOST course started early in the afternoon on the same day, and the group departed for Civitavecchia – the port of Rome – on board of the Grimaldi RO-PAX vessel “Cruise Barcelona”. The teachers of the Escola Europea on this occasion were Marta Miquel, the Chief Operating Officer, Antonio Vargas, representing Grimaldi Lines and Eduard Rodés, as course director.

Simultaneously, the first two weeks of July saw the start of the Escola’s annual Summer School in Port Operations for Vessels and for Goods. The course is held in classroom in-person format with the participation of 16 students from Egypt, Yemen and Somalia.

The MOST course is the first on-board course that the Escola was able to hold since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. It is a promising sign showing the ability of the Escola to begin to bring its unique experiential courses back into play.

Cruise Roma - Grimaldi Lines

‘Shortsea’ proposed to be included in the future Sustainable Mobility Law

Short sea shipping transport wants to be included in the future Sustainable Mobility Act, as it ensures that Ro-Pax traffic, a substantial part of the transport, and continues to help the viability of various services. Through this, the integration of maritime transport into logistics chains would be facilitated. This is one of the measures proposed by the Shortsea Promotion Centre Spain (SPC Spain) following the last meeting of the working group on the Sustainable Mobility Act on the 3rd of July 2020. The meeting was also attended by Manuel Carlier and Elena Seco of Anave, Patricio Arrarte and Amaia Sarasola from the Santander Port Authority, Ricardo García from the Escola Europea Intermodal Transport, Laura Fernández from Feteia and Mario Massarotti and Antonio Vargas from Grimaldi Lines. Representing SPC Spain were Pilar Tejo and Marta Poza.

The office of the Spanish Secretary General of Transport and Mobility announced that the draft of the rules for the Sustainable Mobility Act should be ready before the end of the year, and in the meantime contributions from different entities are welcome. Among these, SPC Spain insisted on measures to better manage and increase the capacity of railroads and inland waterways. Moreover, to reflect the impact that the price of transport has on the environment, the entity proposed that subsidies for fossil fuels should disappear. Another proposal was “to regulate access to EU ports for the most polluting ships and to require that those at berth use electricity ashore”.

To improve sustainability, SPC Spain urged the Spanish government to adopt measures for the gradual reduction of emissions generated by the consumption of fossil fuels from ships, boats, naval devices and physical platforms when they are moored or anchored in ports.

Boosting the Motorways of the Sea

The Spanish government will propose the creation and consolidation of sustainable logistics chains with origin or destination in ports through strategic initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ports, as well as in maritime or land transport chains with origins or destinations in ports.

These initiatives will aim, among others, to improve energy efficiency and air quality in port facilities, the generation or procurement of renewable energy in ports, promoting rail transport to and from ports, promoting the development of the Motorways of the Sea, improving road access, and encouraging the use of alternative energy in maritime transport, with particular attention to the use of this type of energy on berthed ships, and in accordance with the provisions of the European Union legislation on state aid.

In its conclusions, the entities propose to promote greater use of the maritime mode, enhancing SSS and the Motorways of the Sea, while pointing to possible actions to reduce their environmental impact both at sea and on land (such as tax exemptions for marine fuels, extending European emissions trading to the maritime sector, using alternative fuels and using electricity from land on ships at in ports).

Proposals for the Sustainable Mobility Law

Within the scope of the Sustainable Mobility Law, the proposals include:

  • Establishing that SSS in general and the Motorways of the Sea and regular roll-on roll-off transport lines in particular contribute effectively to the sustainability of the transport of goods (as it is the one that generates the least external costs to society) and to the necessary modal shift, therefore deserving to be the subject of governmental support measures.
  • Establishing the Motorways of the Sea and regular roll-on roll-off transport as the ideal instrument for facilitating the use of the maritime mode to road operators
  • The high number of port calls per year and their impact on the competitiveness of services (and therefore on their capacity to attract flows) makes them worthy of special treatment in ports.
  • Reviewing and specifying the definition of the Motorways of the Sea, and the possibility of creating a national seal of Motorways of the Sea that entitles members to certain advantages.
  • Establishing economic incentive measures aimed at stimulating the use of alternative fuels on berthed ships.
  • Possible reduction or elimination of the T-3 freight tariff.
  • Reduction in the cost of port services.
  • Incentives for the joint operation of transport companies in order to minimize the limitations inherent in the small business size of many transport companies.
  • Incentives for maritime intermodal operations for groups of companies.
  • Greater time flexibility for road hauliers using the maritime mode.

Source: Naucher Global

Colloque International d’Alger – Date à confirmer

Les conditions de réussite de ce concept innovant de TRANSPORT INTERMODAL PORTE-A-PORTE repose sur un système tendant au mieux et au maximum vers l’efficacité et la simplicité du transport routier et permet de compenser les handicaps du mode maritime et ferroviaire (moindre flexibilité des horaires et des fréquences, rupture des transferts entre les parcours en mer et sur terre, procédures nombreuses et diverses), notamment aux frontières portuaires. Ceci est à rechercher dans des navires offrant vitesse et capacité, dans des ports qui doivent être parties prenantes du service pour faciliter les opérations de chargement et de déchargement (via des installations, de terminaux et/ou équipements portuaires et ferroviaires adaptés), dans la simplification et L’ACCELERATION DES FORMALITES PORTUAIRES ET DOUANIERES et, enfin dans la mise en place d’une organisation assortie d’une tarification adaptée au service.

A travers la tenue à Alger de cette journée d’échanges techniques, les intervenants institutionnels et opérationnels locaux sont invités à s’associer aux experts espagnols et italiens présents pour la circonstance afin d’étudier la faisabilité d’un recours à l’intermodalité à la fois propre, sûr et efficace. Il s’agit d’une réelle opportunité permettant d’obtenir un éclairage sur les mesures susceptibles d’une part de, REORGANISER EN PROFONDEUR LE COMMERCE REGIONAL et, d’accroitre les flux de marchandises, d’autre pa.


Objectifs


En première partie de journée, un premier panel de ports est proposé pour réfléchir sur les enjeux des communautés portuaires en tant que centre d’échanges multimodaux. Dans un deuxième panel, les armateurs proposeront des solutions durables comme élément essentiel de la chaîne logistique.

Pour la deuxième partie de la journée, deux ateliers sont proposés en parallèle.

Le premier atelier traitera sur la place qu’occupe l’intermodalité (route, maritime et ferroviaire) dans la politique actuelle et future des transports.

Le deuxième atelier traitera sur les processus de soutien aux exportations algériens.

Dans tous les cas, il s’agit de :

  • Sensibiliser les professionnels et diffuser le concept de l’intermodalité et des Autoroutes de la Mer comme outils pour un transport durable et pour la création d’emplois dans le secteur logistique ;
  • Réfléchir sur les défis des communautés portuaires pour faire face à l’Intermodalité, actuelle et future ;
  • Faire connaître les services de Transport Maritime à Courte Distance (TMCD) existant actuellement et annoncer les activités de l’Escola Europea.

Profil des participants


Représentants du gouvernement, responsables des entreprises d’import/export et logistiques de la région et cadres des communautés portuaires


Programme


08:30 Réception des participants
09:00 Cérémonie d’ouverture

§  M. Farouk CHIALI, Ministre des Travaux Publics et des Transports

§  M. Francesc CARBONELL, Union pour la Méditerranée

09 :30 Keynote Speech 1 :

Caractéristiques du corridor de fret multimodal méditerranéen du Réseau Trans-Européen de Transport (RTE-T)

   

M. Eduard RODÉS, Directeur de l’Escola Europea Intermodal Transport

10 :00 Panel 1 : Les ports en tant que point d’échange modal
  Modératrice : Dounia MOKDAD, Directrice de la Marine Marchande et des Ports

 

Intervenants :

§  M. Mohamed LARBI, Président Directeur Général Port d’Alger

§  M. Jordi TORRENT, Port de Barcelone

§  M. Giovanni MARINUCCI, Port de Rome

§  M. Silvio FERRANDO, Port de Gênes

§  M. Miguel de Sanjuan, Sales Manager, VIIA

11 :00 Pause-café
11 :30 Panel 2 – Les autoroutes de la mer : une solution intermodale durable
  Modérateur : M. Djelloul ACHOUR, PDG du Groupe Serport

Intervenants :

 

§  M. Kamel BENZAOUI, Directeur Général CNAN MED

§  M. Paul KYPRIANOU, Grimaldi Lines

§  M. Matteo de CANDIA, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)

 

12 :30 Déjeuner
14 :00 Keynote Speech 2 : Topologie du Réseau de Transport en Méditerranée Occidentale
   

M. Oscar OLIVER, Directeur Général du Centre d’Études des Transports pour la Méditerranée Occidentale (CETMO)

 

14 :30 Atelier 1 : Intermodalité : quelle place dans la politique des transports ?

                                                 Salle 1 – « Neptune »

  Modérateur :

Intervenants :

 

§  M. Djelloul ACHOUR, PDG du Groupe Serport

§  M. Yacine BENDJABALLAH, Directeur Général de la Société Nationale de Transport Ferroviaire (SNTF)

§  M. Boualem KINI, Président Directeur Général du Groupe LOGITRANS

§  M. Francesc CARBONELL, Union pour la Méditerranée

§  M. Jordi TORRENT, Port de Barcelone

§  M. Giovanni MARINUCCI, Port de Rome

§  M. Silvio FERRANDO, Port de Gênes

§  M. Òscar OLIVER, DG CETMO

 

14 :30 Atelier 2 – Le processus export aux ports algériens : quelles leçons à tirer ?

                                                 Salle 2 – « nom de la salle »

  Modératrice : Mme. Meriem AÏT ALI SLIMANE, Experte à la Banque Mondiale

 

Intervenants :

 

§  Mme. Meriem AÏT ALI SLIMANE, Experte à la Banque Mondiale

§  M. Ali Bey NASRI, Président de l’Association Nationale des Exportateurs Algériens (ANEXAL)

§  M. Djelloul AOUIDETTE, Président de l’Union Nationale des Transitaires et Commissionnaires en douane agréés Algériens (UNTCA)

§  M. Abdallah SERIAI, Président de l’Association Professionnelle des Agents Maritimes Algériennes (APAMA)

§  Représentant de l’douane algérienne

§  Représentant de Commerce/Exportations de l’UE, de l’Espagne ou de l’Italie

§  M. Paul KYPRIANOU, Grimaldi Lines

§  M. Matteo de CANDIA, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)

§  M. Meriem BERRAHAMA, IT Manager – Port d’Alger

 

16 :30 Clôture

§  Mourad KHOUKHI, Directeur General des Transports. Ministère de Travaux Publique et des Transports

§  M. Eduard RODÉS, Directeur de l’Escola Europea Intermodal Transport


Date

À confirmer

Lieu

Alger
Sheraton Club de Pins – Salle Neptune

Langue

Français

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Conférenciers

M. Farouk CHIALI

Ministre Algérien des Travaux Publics et des Transports

M. Francesc CARBONELL

Union pour la Méditerranée

M. Mourad KHOUKHI

Directeur General des Transports. Ministère de Travaux Publique et des Transports

M. Djelloul ACHOUR

Président-Directeur Général du Groupe SERPORT

M. Paul KYPRIANOU

Grimaldi Lines

M. Jordi TORRENT

Port de Barcelone

M. Silvio Ferrando

Port de Gênes

M. Giovanni MARINUCCI

Port de Civitavecchia

M. Mohamed LARBI

Président Directeur Général, Port d’Alger

M. Kamel BENZAOUI

Directeur Général CNAN MED SPA

M. Matteo DE CANDIA

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)

M. Oscar Oliver

General Director CETMO

M. Djelloul AOUIDETTE,

Président de l’Union Nationale des Transitaires et Commissionnaires en douane agréés Algériens (UNTCA)

M. Yacine BENDJABALLAH

Directeur Général de la Société Nationale de Transport Ferroviaire (SNTF)

M. Boualem KINI

PDG LOGITRANS

Mme. Meriem Aït Ali Slimane

Experte à la Banque Mondiale

M. Miguel DE SANJUAN

Sales Manager, VIIA (SNCF Logistics) / Lorry-Rail / VIIA Britanica

M. Mohamed Lazhar BENAISSA

École Nationale Supérieure de Technologie (ENST)

M. Boualem KINI

PDG LOGITRANS

M. Eduard Rodés

Directeur, Escola Europea

M. Ricardo García

TransLogMED Chef de Projet, Escola Europea

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Conference « Motorways of the Sea in the Western Mediterranean – Climate Action Programme 2020 The Way Forward »

Objectives


Questions over the ability of ports and shipping lines to respond efficiently and cost-effectively to the latest and potential future demands for “greener” transport based on reduced noxious emissions, the integration of the transport networks surrounding the Western Mediterranean and the development and extension of the existing and future corridors are key elements to Conference speakers. The conference will tackle the following issues:

  • Strategies for the period up to 2030 under the aegis of the Motorways of the Sea in the Western Mediterranean.
  • Ports and Shipping operations in terms of environmental protection: state of affairs, characteristics.
  • Ports and Ships operations in terms of energy efficiency: state of affairs, characteristics.

Programme


08:30 Reception of participants
09:00 Opening ceremony

Mrs. Mercè Conesa, President of Port of Barcelona

Mr. Francesc  Carbonell, Union for the Mediterranean in charge of Transport & Urban Development

9 :15 Keynote Speech : Recent developments in IMO GHG reduction policies:  The decarbonization of the shipping and port sector on both sides of the Mediterranean sea
  Mr. Camille Bourgeon, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
10:00 Panel 1 : Building Mediterranean Network on Environmental issues  and actions
  Moderator: Mrs. Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General ESPO

Speakers :

  • Mr. Oscar Oliver, General Director CETMO
  • Mr. Santiago Garcia-Milà, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Barcelona
  • Mr. Hassan ABKARI, Deputy Managing Director, TangerMED
  • Mr. Francesco Maria di Majo, Presidente dell’Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro Settentrionale è l’Avv
  • Mr. Silvio Ferrando, Port of Genova
11 :30 Coffee break
12:00 Panel 2 : Environmental issues for Shipping lines, opportunities and challenges  
  Moderator: Oscar Oliver, General Director CETMO

Speakers :

  • Dr. Guido Grimaldi, Corporate Short Sea Shipping Commercial Director
  • Mr. Matteo Catani, CEO GNV
  • Mr. Ali Ben Belgacem,  President Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN)
  • Mr. Ahcene Grairia, President Algérie Ferries
  • Mr. Juan Riva, President Grupo Suardiaz
13:00 Closing

Mr. Eduard Rodés, Director – Escola Europea Intermodal Transport


Date

4 April 2019

Venue

Aula dels Estels – Terminal Drassanes
Barcelona, Spain

Language

English



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Speakers

  • Mrs. Mercè Conesa
    President, Port of Barcelona
  • Mr. Francesc Carbonell
    Union pour la Méditerranée
  • Mr. Camille Bourgeon
    Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organisation IMO
  • Mrs. Isabelle Ryckbost
    Secretary General, ESPO
  • Mr. Oscar Oliver
    General Director, CETMO
  • Mr. Hassan Abkari
    Deputy Managing Director, TangerMED
  • Mr. Francesco Maria di Majo
    Presidente, Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno
  • Mr. Santiago García-Milà
    Deputy Executive Director, Port of Barcelona
  • Mr. Silvio Ferrando
    Port of Genova
  • Dr. Guido Grimaldi
    Grimaldi Lines
  • Mr. Matteo Catani
    CEO, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)
  • Mr. Ali Ben Belgacem
    President, Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN)
  • Mr. Ahcene Grairia
    President, Algérie Ferries
  • Mr. Juan Riva
    President, Grupo Suardiaz
  • Mr. Eduard Rodés
    Director, Escola Europea Intermodal Transport

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MOST Iberia 2019: Curso em logística marítima intermodal para profissionais

Objetivo


Formar em logística marítima intermodal, transportes marítimos de curta distância (short sea shipping) e autoestradas do mar.


Como?


  • Dando a conhecer o conceito de comodalidade como ferramenta de melhoria na gestão do transporte.
  • Oferecendo a formação e informação necessária aos gestores de cadeias logísticas e transporte quanto à solução das Autoestradas do Mar enquanto alternativa rentável de serviço, custo e tempo.
  • Analisando e calculando as poupanças resultantes da utilização das Autoestradas do Mar (em custo, risco e tempo).
  • Dando a conhecer a política da UE em matéria ambiental e a sua relação com o transporte de mercadorias, bem como em relação ao uso e exploração de infraestruturas, equipamentos e meios de transporte.

Perfil dos participantes


Profissionais do sector da logística, transporte, portos e comércio internacional (aberto a todos tipos de perfis)


Datas

26-29 de outubro 2019

Onde

A bordo do navio Ro-Pax Cruise Barcelona ou Cruise Roma da Grimaldi Lines, no seu trajeto entre Barcelona e Civitavecchia-Roma.

Idioma

Espanhol e Português (documentação em Inglês)

Preço

  • Tarifa normal (em camarote doble): 690€/ pers.
  • Tarifa Earlybird (antes de 1 de agosto)): 590€/ pers.
  • Tarifa a partir do segundo inscrito de cada empresa: 620€/ pers.
  • Suplemento camarote individual: 150€/ pers.

Inscrições abertas até 11 de outubro 2019.



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Este curso, baseado num método de aprendizagem vivencial, combina:


Conferências


Aulas teóricas sobre temas de interesse em logística intermodal, realizadas por especialistas e académicos do sector.


Visitas


Visitas e workshop práticos a bordo do navio para ver as operações logísticas em directo.


Networking


Atividades de networking específicas, assim como trabalho colaborativo em equipas.


Navegação


Navegação sobre uma das Autoestradas do Mar mais importantes da Europa.

Alguma pergunta?


Confere o programa do curso


14:30 Recepção na sede da Escola Europea
14:45 Visita marítima ao Port de Barcelona
16:00 Apresentação do curso
16:45 Pausa – café
17:00 Colaboração e trabalho em equipa
19:30 Explicação da 1ª parte do caso prático
  Trabalho em equipa
20:30 Transfer & Jantar em Barcelona
22:15 Embarque
22:30 Gestão operacional dos terminais de SSS e operações de carga e descarga do navio
23:15 Acomodação no camarote

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MOST Iberia 2019: Curso en logística marítima intermodal para profesionales

Objetivo


Formar en logística marítima intermodal, servicios  marítimos de corta distancia (short sea shipping) y autopistas del mar.


¿Cómo?


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

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.


Perfil de los participantes


Profesionales del sector de la logística, transporte, puertos y comercio internacional (abierto a todos tipos de perfiles).


Fechas

26-29 de octubre 2019

Lugar

Barcelona – Roma / Civitavecchia

Idioma

Castellano/ Inglés

Precio

  • Tarifa normal (en camarote doble): 690€/ pers.
  • Tarifa a partir del segundo inscrito de cada empresa: 620€/ pers.
  • DESCUENTO EARLYBIRD (hasta el 1 de julio): 590€/participante
  • Suplemento cabina individual: 150€/ pers.

*Curso bonificable por la Fundación Tripartita

Inscripciones abiertas hasta el 11 de octubre 2018.



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


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.

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Consulta el borrador del programa del curso


14:30

Recepción en la sede de la Escola Europea

14:45

Visita marítima al Port de Barcelona

16:00

Presentación del curso

16:45

Pausa – café

17:00

Colaboración y trabajo en equipo

19:30

Explicación de la 1ª parte del caso práctico

Trabajo en equipo

20:30

Traslado & cena en Barcelona

22:15

Embarque

22:30

Gestión de terminales portuarias y operativas de carga y descarga del buque

23:15

Acomodación en el camarote

Patrocinadores


 

Colaboradores


 

MOST Iberia 2018 brings together Spanish, Portuguese and South American professionals

For a second year running, the Escola brought together professionals from Spanish and Portuguese transport enterprises during the MOST Iberia edition of its well-established courses in intermodal maritime transport.

Between the 20th and the 23rd of October, a group comprising 53 professionals from the logistics and port sectors of Spain, Portugal and South America descended onto Barcelona to improve their knowledge of intermodal logistics and the motorways of the sea, and to expand their professional networks. During 4 days on board of a Ro-Pax ferry of Grimaldi Lines linking Barcelona to Civitavecchia, the participants could share their experiences, idiosyncrasies, and knowledge coming from their respective countries.

From Spain the participants came from the Spanish Ports (Puertos del Estado), as well as including logistic operators, transport companies and large associations and corporations from the sector: Roehlig, Casintra, Acotral, JVC Shipping & Solutions, El Corte Inglés and ATEIA. The South American delegation consisted of 25 professionals coming from port communities from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay. Members of public entities such as the regional government of Madeira, the Institute of Mobility and Transport, port authorities of Sines, Algrave, Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo, alongside representatives of private companies (Navex and Intermodal Portugal) formed the Portuguese delegation. “Excellent lecturers, an experience that allowed us see transport logistics from different perspectives than the ones we’re used to. All of this while living and experiencing a Mediterranean maritime journey. Thank you for everything” expressed one participant.

The teaching staff comprised: Álvaro Rodríguez Dapena, Planning and Development Director of Spanish Ports (Puertos del Estado); Ana Arévalo, Commercial Manager of SSS at the Port of Barcelona; Antonio Vargas, Ex General Director and current Board Member of Grimaldi Logistics Spain; Eduardo Bandeira, Executive Director of Intermodal Portugal; Raquel Nunes, Promotion and Training Manager and Eduard Rodés, Director of the Escola Europea.

The course developed the concept of co-modality as a tool to improve transport management. The motorways of the sea were shows as fundamental elements of a sustainable logistics supply chain. The course participants have to resolve a case study that evaluates short sea shipping solutions, and applies calculations of direct and indirect costs to determine an optimal transport solution in terms of economic, social and environmental terms.

A hugely successful fourth edition of the MOST Italy course in intermodal maritime logistics takes place in Italy

As in previous years, the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport has concluded with great success another edition of the MOST (Motorways of the Sea Training) Italy course in intermodal logistics for Italian professionals. From 29 September to 2 October, 32 participants from Italy and Brazil attended this edition of the training.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, seat of the ADSP of the Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea and founding member of the Escola. Its president Francesco Maria Di Majo, accompanied by the Director of Harbour Security of the Ministry of Infrastructures, Mauro Coletta, have given the welcome to the participants and briefly introduced the present and the near future of intermodality in the Mediterranean and the fundamental importance of training in order to exploit the whole potential of the motorways of the sea.

Following the first theoretical classes on land, the large group of participants, accompanied by the teachers of the course, all of whom were experts in short sea shipping (SSS), boarded the Grimaldi Lines Ro-Pax vessel CRUISE BARCELONA, en route to Barcelona, along one of the motorways of the sea studied in the course.

Once again the Escola Europea was able to count on the collaboration of RAM (Rete Autostrade Mediterranee) Logistica – Infrastrutture – Trasport and ALIS (Associazione Logistica dell’Intermodalità Sostenibile), as well as the support of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, Confitarma and Assoporti  for the organisation of the training.

During the four days of the course, the participants studied logistics and transport issues through theoretical lectures and practical workshops.

Andrea Campagna, from the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of La Sapienza University in Rome, offered an in-depth analysis of transport costs, service times and other competitive factors to open the debate on the feasibility of a sustainable alternative to short sea shipping; Francesco Benevolo, director of RAM SpA, presented a wide overview of the motorways of the sea in Europe and explained the European Union’s environmental policy on transport, paying special attention to the fiscal incentives MAREBONUS and FERROBONUS, designed for intermodal transport; Nicolò Berghinz, representative of ALIS, presented some real cases of companies affiliated to the association that have successfully focused on intermodality to grow in the world of transport. The shipping companies and ports involved in the motorways of the sea between Spain and Italy explained the functioning of their infrastructures dedicated to short sea shipping: for the Port of Barcelona, Ana Arévalo, Commercial Manager specialized in SSS; for Grimaldi Lines, Commercial Manager Marcello Donnarumma; for GNV, Alessandro Feniello, Sales Freight Manager of GNV and for the ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Giovanni Marinucci, Head of International Projects, who offered a presentation of the Port of Civitavecchia.

The contents of the course have been custom designed for the Italian professionals who attended the course, who came from different transport and logistics companies, four port system authorities and two higher technical institutes (ITS) in the Mobility area.

The aim of the training is to present participants with all the benefits to achieve by incorporating motorways of the sea as a key element in building efficient and sustainable supply chains. In addition to the theoretical lessons and workshops, the participants worked hard to solve a case study and were able to observe closely the infrastructure and equipment involved in intermodal operations. Finally, networking activities were organized to facilitate the development of networks of contacts between professionals and experts in the Italian sector who participated in the course.

The comments received from the participants were very positive. The level of satisfaction in this, as in the past, edition was very high: “I feel lucky to have been able to learn with and from professionals in the field, and with a spectacular organization”.

The Escola would like to thank all its founding members (Port de Barcelona, ADSP of the Northern Central Tyrrhenian Sea, Ports of Genoa, Grimaldi Lines and GNV) for their usual cooperation and generosity.

The dates for the fifth edition have already been set: from 5th to 8th of October 2019.

This year the Escola is also planning a course in intermodal maritime logistics for Spanish and Portuguese professionals, MOST Iberia, to be held from 20 to 23 October 2018.

The Motorways of the Sea to connect Africa to the European shores

This autumn the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, in conjunction with the National Agency of Ports of Morocco (l’Agence Nationale des Ports – ANP) will organise a conference on the motorways of the sea (MoS) as new tools towards logistics development in Africa. The event will take place on the 3rd of October in Casablanca, Morocco, and it will bring together government representatives and directors of logistics companies in the region, as well as heads of training centres.

The conference will aim to raise awareness among local professionals of the practicalities and the benefits of MoS and intermodal transport as tools for sustainable development and job creation in the logistics sector. Existing short sea shipping services will be presented, alongside descriptions of the Escola’s activities that extend to the African continent.

The Escola’s founding partners, the Ports of Barcelona, Roma and Genoa, and the shipping lines GNV and Grimaldi Lines, are sponsoring the event, with the collaboration of the ANP and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

Opening the conference, the director general of ANP Mrs Nadia Laraki, alongside Mrs Amane FETHALLAH, Director General of the Merchant Navy and Mr Francesc Carbonell from the UfM, will introduce the intermodal transport solutions existing between the European and African shores. This will be followed by three panels that will focus on innovative training for intermodality, infrastructures for intermodal development, and the different actors from the motorways of the sea respectively. The language of the conference will be in French.

This event in organised in the framework of the Escola’s TransLogMED project. The long-term objective of the project is to foster the development of the motorways of the sea between the Mediterranean countries, which will in turn help promote inclusive growth and youth employability, as well as sustainable development in the region. The project focuses in particular on: Increasing efficiency in logistics and transport, particularly in door to door and platform to platform multimodal solutions; Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of the transport and logistics operators; and creating a knowledge network as the activities become regular, together with a best practices exchange platform that brings together experts from both Northern and Southern Mediterranean countries. For more information you can consult the project website.