Forma’t al Port is spread in two courses during the two academic years of the Vocational Training studies.
First academic year: Forma't al Port Introduction

Students spend two days touring Port de Barcelona’s facilities including visits to a container, an intermodal freight, and a roll-on-roll-off terminals and the intermodal freight logistics platform (ZAL). During these two days students will also attend expert conferences by the different actors of Comunitat Portuaria.


  • The Port of Barcelona
  • Logistics in Catalonia
  • The Barcelona Port Community
    • Association of Barcelona Shipbrokers Association
    • Barcelona International Freight Forwarders Association
    • Association of Stevedoring Companies of Barcelona
    • Association of Customs Agents of Barcelona


  • Visit to a Ro-Ro terminal
  • Visit to an intermodal terminal
  • Visit to a container terminal
  • Visit to the Logistics Activity Zone
  • Dynamics:
    • Customs workshop
    • FunTraders
    • Kahoot Quiz
Second academic year: Forma't al Port Talent
  • A four days course 100% in English. They start with a visit to the cargo port of Barcelona right before boarding a cargo ship to Italy for 24 hours.
  • It combines theoretical classes, practical visits and workshops, and a case study in teams. After the training, an interview and several behavioural and skills tests are carried out in order to obtain a professional profile report.
  • The training is offered to second-year students of Transport and Logistics and International Trade who have completed the Forma't at the Port Introduction course.
  • During the journey, students train and perform hands-on duties related to logistics and cargo transport. Upon arrival, they visit a port in Italy. The training ends with the presentation of the students' work at the Port of Barcelona.

Quality assessment

A recruitment company will design your professional profile based on your skills and aptitudes to help you shape your professional career.
Experts in personnel selection will evaluate you and guide you towards your best options. As a course participant, you will receive an evaluation report appropriate to the training.


  • Motorways of the Sea in Europe
  • Intermodal Logistics
  • Analysis of costs and the viability of short sea shipping
  • Ports and shipping lines services
  • Environmental policy of the European Union on transport


  • Maritime visit to the port of Barcelona
  • Terminals and ship cargo
  • Visit to the bridge of a vessel
  • Visit to the cargo hold of a vessel
  • Maritime visit of a port in Italy
  • Calculation of CO2e emissions and external costs

Collaborative work

  • The students will need to complete a case study in groups.