04 April 14

The Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping trains 1.000 students in 2013

In 2013 the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping trained close to 1,000 students in 24 courses for professionals and students in the field of logistics, as was reported on Monday by the Port of Barcelona, during the Steering Committee of the institution which took place in Rome. The meeting was attended by Sixte Cambra, the president of the Escola and of the Port de Barcelona.

The President of Grimaldi Lines and the Italian Shipowners’ Confederation, Emanuele Grimaldi, the president of the ports of Rome and Lazio and the Italian Association of Ports, Pasqualino Monti, and the director of the Escola, Eduard Rodes, among other members of the Executive Committee also attended the meeting. The majority of the 2013 training activities have been developed in the framework of the LIFE project – which offered training in intermodal logistics, marine services of short sea shipping and the motorways of the sea – and WHITE, which is the continuation of the current training offered. In 2013 the Escola also engaged in consulting services, with the objectives of boosting the capacity of short shipping to compete in door to door transport corridors and facilitate the development of the motorways of the sea. Through this the Escola, which since its inception has trained more than 6,500 students, became  the project office of the TEN-T project Clyma (Development of Connection Lyon -Madrid on the Mediterranean Corridor ), coordinated by the Port of Barcelona, which will run until 2016. Additionally the Escola also participates in the B2MOS project, coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, as well as is partner in other pan-European and pan-Mediterranean project.

The Steering and the Executive Committees of the Escola meet once a year to go over the institution’s objectives and to review it’s past activities.

Source: ONTM staff