Valencia – 16.09.19. Last Friday took place the inauguration of the 1st edition of the Master in Logistics and Port Management in Brazil, a programme directed by Fundación Valenciaport and supported by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, which is presented as a first class academic proposal.
The opening ceremony was attended by the National Secretary of Ports of Brazil, Diogo Piloni; the Advisor to the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mariana Pescatori; the Director General of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Francesc Sánchez; as well as representatives of Fenop; ANTAQ; Port of Santos; Port of Itaqui; Portos do Paraná; ABTP and ABTRA. For its part, Fundación Valenciaport was represented by the Director of Training, Ana Rumbeu; the Director of International Development, Miguel Garín and the Head of Projects, Jonas Mendes.
The opening ceremony was followed by an extraordinary conference given by the General Manager of the PAV under the title “The current challenges of port management: the case of the Port of Valencia”, followed by the start of the classes, which were held from Friday to Sunday; 24 teaching hours corresponding to the first subjects: Port Management, given by Francesc Sánchez; Logistics and Intermodality, given by Miguel Garín; and Human Resources and Talent Management, given by Ana Rumbeu.
The 36 students who make up this first edition are managers and professionals from the ports of Santos, Paraná, Suape, Itaqui and Itajai, as well as from the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Brazilian government; from different terminals and from private logistics operators. All of them will be trained for 9 months in the different subjects included in the programme, culminating with the presentation of the Master’s final projects. Classes will be held in a mixed format, 66% online and 34% face-to-face, for a total of 6 weeks of face-to-face training, held in Brasilia, and one in Valencia, which will take place in March 2020.