Valencia – 10.03.20. The students of the 1st edition of the “Master in Logistics and Port Management” in Brazil began their week of classroom training in Valencia yesterday accompanied by the Managing Director of the Fundación Valenciaport, Antonio Torregrosa; the Professor of Business Organisation at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Ángel Ortiz; and the General Director of the Port Authority of Valencia, Francesc Sánchez.
During this week the students will be trained in subjects such as strategy and models of port development; infrastructures for port operation and navigation: shelter and mooring works, nautical accesses and dredging; energy efficiency; tics applied to ports; innovation ecosystems in ports, etc.
The week includes a long list of visits to facilities related to the subjects studied in the master’s degree, including: a boat trip to the port of Valencia, a visit to the Ports and Coasts Laboratory of the UPV, the Noatum Terminal Sagunto multipurpose terminal, the Emergency Control Centre of the APV, and different terminals in the port of Valencia (Maritime Bulk Terminal, APM Terminals Valencia, Valencia Terminal Europa), as well as the automatic door system.
The 36 students that make up this first edition are managers and professionals from the ports of Santos, Paraná, Suape, Itaqui and Itajai, as well as from the Brazilian government’s Ministry of Infrastructure; from different terminals and from private logistics operators. All of them will be trained during 9 months in the different subjects included in the program, culminating with the presentation of the Master’s final projects. The classes are developed in a mixed format, 66% online and 34% classroom, adding up to a total of 6 weeks of classroom training, taught in Brasilia, and one in Valencia.
This program, managed by the Fundación Valenciaport and backed by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), is currently being taught in Argentina (2nd edition) and a 1st edition is planned for Colombia, starting in July.