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SURCO Operations I - course

The Escola Europea successfully completes its first digital edition of the SURCO course in rail-port operations

Following the successes of past editions of the SURCO series, the Escola has developed the SURCO Operations I course for Spanish professionals for the first time in digital format. The course offers introductory training in the field of rail-port and intermodal rail logistics.

The course took place from 1 to 4 February. Designed for professionals from freight transport companies, freight forwarders and import and export companies, as well as others interested in the use of rail transport, the course carries out an analysis of the different elements necessary to offer efficient intermodal transport solutions (rail and sea). On this occasion, companies such as GoTransport, Captrain, BEST HutchisonPorts, Puertos del Estado and the Port of Barcelona have participated.

During 4 days, the course participants had the opportunity to learn about the infrastructures and equipment used in rail-port connections and to have contact with operators who currently manage these types of operations. The lectures given covered maritime-rail transport and logistics, rail services necessary for the transport of goods, elements included in a rail invoice, as well as rail terminals in ports and their traffic management centres. All of the lectures were given with an operational approach and focused on the direct application of the knowledge acquired. The edition has also offered a detailed analysis of the current situation of Spanish ports in terms of infrastructures, characteristics of the railway network and service areas.

The course was carried out in collaboration with the Port of Barcelona, Puertos del Estado, Adif, Autoterminal, LogiRail, ICL, Hutchison BEST terminal, Transportes Portuarios, Portic, Go Transport and Transportes Tomàs.

SURCO Operations I is a precursor for the SURCO Operations II course – this year’s edition of which will take place in May 2021. For more information, you can check out the course page on the website or contact the Escola.

Container on tracks in the TCB terminal - Escola Europea's SURCO course

Escola Europea adapts its courses to an online format with more online exercises and virtual visits

The Escola Europea has launched a new edition of one of its signature training courses – SURCO (Simple Use of Railway Connections), which is scheduled to begin next February.

The training, originally designed to be carried out in person to offer an overly practical experience of the subject matter, will now be provided virtually and on a part-time basis. This shift was caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Escola’s original training model. A less intensive online format will also allow for “a greater flexibility for the students to adapt – in particular those who have to combine training with their jobs”.

The SURCO course has been in considerable demand over the past years and we are confident that it will continue to be so after its adaptation to an online format. – Marta Miquel – Chief Business Officer of the Escola Europea Intermodal Transport


Moreover, the new SURCO courses from the Escola Europea are designed to meet the needs of the students, so that “they can incorporate more practical sessions and the study of successful business cases”, said Marta Miquel. Furthermore, “they also have virtual visits to the facilities through audio-visual elements, with videos of guided explanations of the different operations”, she adds.

For the moment, the course has been confirmed by the Escola Europea for its next edition. “As the health crisis situation progresses, we will re-evaluate the types of courses announced on our website and we will study the possibility of reintroducing the in-person part of the training. Nevertheless, we believe that the pandemic has marked a turning point in training formats and that probably, from now on, we will combine the two modalities in our courses”, highlighted Marta Miquel.

By Alba Tejera, Diario del Puerto

This article first appeared on the Diario del Puerto website.

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SURCO Operations I 2023


Mejora tus cadenas logísticas y conoce las conexiones ferroportuarias


Del 26 al 28 de septiembre de 2023







Perfil de los participantes

Profesionales dedicados a la gestión del transporte de mercancías, logística y comercio internacional y estudiantes de logística y transporte.

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


Información general

26-28 de septiembre de 2023



Documentación en inglés


  • Analizar los diferentes elementos que son necesarios para a contratación de un tren y sus costes asociados
  • Conocer las infraestructuras y equipos necesarios para el uso del ferrocarril
  • Fomentar la utilización del transporte ferroviario mediante la difusión de sus características y particularidades
  • Dar la formación e información necesaria a aquellas personas que vayan a decidir y gestionar cadenas logísticas en las que el ferrocarril pueda ser una alternativa rentable por servicio, coste o tiempo

¿Cómo lo hacemos?

  • 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 para la gestión de cadenas logísticas en las que los servicios ferroviarios puedan ser una alternativa.

  • Curso - taller

    Dando un punto de vista eminente práctico: mostrando a los participantes las infraestructuras ferro-portuarias, las operaciones logísticas y de transporte y cómo se  gestionan y desarrollan. Permitiendo que los alumnos experimenten dichas operaciones en primera persona.

    *si las visitas no se pueden hacer físicamente por razones de seguridad, serán reemplazadas por una sesión en línea

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

Conferencias online

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

Container on tracks in the TCB terminal - Escola Europea's SURCO course

Visitas virtuales y Casos de Éxito

Visitas virtuales y talleres prácticos para conocer  diferentes operaciones logísticas.


Intercambio de opiniones con el resto de participantes y profesores profesionales del sector logístico.


Matrícula de inscripción

Tarifa normal: 350€/participante

Tarifa para Alumni, empresa colaboradora y a partir del segundo inscrito de cada empresa: 290€/participante

El precio incluye traslados y todas las actividades descritas en el programa

*Curso bonificable por Fundae (antigua Fundación Tripartita)

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¡Muy buena organización y control de tiempos!

Visto desde el transporte convencional: increíbles, una visión completamente nueva.

Visto desde el transporte convencional: increíbles, una visión completamente nueva

Muy buena organización, profesores y contenido. Visitas muy interesantes igual que la oportunidad de conocer y hacer networking con los compañeros.



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