28 January 15

TrainMoS II: about the Master of Sciences & LNG training

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith an attendance of about 25 participants, last January 14th the first TrainMoS II Focus Group Meeting was held in the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona.

During the meeting, the project was formally introduced to the relevant stakeholders in Barcelona, explaining that TrainMoS II, supported by the European Commission and INEA, seeks to implement at European level, a knowledge infrastructure that facilitates the access to professionals and students in the transport sector, to a multidisciplinary and transnational Master of Sciences (MSc), which combines academic contents and it’s complemented with other contents of specific vocational training.

The Spanish Federation of Freight (FETEIA – OLTRA), a project beneficiary, leads the vocational component of the master and has been responsible for organizing this meeting.

The event was attended by representatives of the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona Port Authority and other institutions from transport and logistics sectors in Barcelona like the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona, Mooring, CHEMIEURO, GIMEX, the Association of Merchant Marine Captains, ALFIL logistics, the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers, the Institute of Navigation, ASTA Logistik, ATEIA – Oltra Barcelona, Association of Naval Machines of Barcelona, the Association of Chief Engineers of the Merchant Marine and the Technological University of Panama, who attended other commitments in Barcelona during this period and had interest in the project.

The objectives of the project were also explained and the meeting continued being driven to the main objective, to get the opinion and the suggestions regarding the MSc proposal.

It was stated that the main driver of the Master will be the training on the most important aspects of “LNG” as new marine fuel as its handling, use, marketing and its safety management.