Valencia – 09.07.19. This midday the XXVII edition of the Master in Port Management and Intermodal Transport has been officially closed, in a ceremony that has brought together a large group of representatives of the port logistics community and has been chaired by Aurelio Martinez, President of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV); Francisco José Mora, Rector of the Polytechnic University of Valencia; Antonio Torregrosa, General Manager of the Fundación Valenciaport; Pedro Coca, President of the Propeller Club Valencia and Ana Rumbeu, Training Director of the Fundación Valenciaport.
Aurelio Martínez welcomed the attendees and gave special thanks to the Polytechnic University of Valencia for its commitment to this project, initiated 27 years ago by the Port Authority of Valencia, and of which the UPV is a member this year. On the other hand, the President of the APV has emphasized, once again, the relevance of training as an element of competitiveness for companies, “training is fundamental not only for people but also for the entire economic system in which we are embedded”. Finally, he stressed that a key element of this Master’s programme is its high percentage of “employability” – 96% – thanks to the high level of training received and the work experience carried out by students in companies in the sector.
Next, Martínez gave the floor to Pedro Coca Castaño who gave the extraordinary conference: “Evolution of logistics in the Valencian Community”.
Afterwards, the Rector of the UPV took the floor and expressed his satisfaction at having incorporated this Master’s into the university’s catalogue of postgraduate programmes, also highlighting the added value of being able to study this degree (in port management and intermodal transport) in the leading Mediterranean port.
Next, the students from previous promotions who have handed in their final project for the Master’s degree were given scholarships and diplomas. With the 11 new graduates, more than 900 professionals and young university students have completed this postgraduate programme between the 27 editions in Valencia and the international editions in Panama and Colombia.
Later, Antonio Torregrosa took the floor and highlighted the great effort made by the Fundación Valenciaport to promote leadership and teamwork, and then proceeded to deliver the diplomas of recognition to the most outstanding students of this edition. The best team of the 27th promotion of the Master has been formed by the students Victoria Marín, Belén Araque, Rocío García, Alessandra Patricia and María Teresa Gasull, under the name “The girls”; the best academic record has corresponded to the student Rocío García and the best participation in the international module in London has gone to the student Philip Nutter. In addition, Torregrosa has given a diploma of recognition “for his excellent teaching work carried out during 25 years in the MGPT programme” to Arturo Giner Fillol, financial director of the APV.
Finally, the President of the APV gave the floor to Leticia Rodríguez and Wenwei Jiang, students of the 27th edition of the Master who gave a speech on behalf of the students who finish their academic program today.
The XXVIII national edition of the Master is scheduled to begin on October 17.
The Master in Port Management and Intermodal Transport (MGPT) is owned by the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), is directed by the Fundación Valenciaport and, since the XXVII edition, is a title of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). The program consists of 60 ECTS credits that correspond to 600 teaching hours, between content and final master’s work.
The MGPT has consolidated itself as the most internationally prestigious training program in Spanish, specialized in ports and transport, finding a wide echo among professionals and postgraduates in Spain, Europe and Latin America.