Alonso Group supports training in complex times with the sponsorship of the UCV master’s degree in maritime law

Alonso Group, once again, shows its support for training and young talent with its backing of the Master’s Degree in Maritime Law at the UCV. A postgraduate course that this year will once again have the IV Alonso Scholarship that distinguishes the most outstanding student with a one-year work contract in one of its companies. The programme will end in July 2021 and will allow students to obtain a global vision of the day-to-day workings of logistics companies.

The 2020-2021 master's degree has already begun to take its first steps.

Jorge Alonso, Alonso Group's president and CEO, during the opening session.

Miguel Rocher, professor of the master's degree and Operplus's management.

Students of the Master in Maritime Law of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV).

The seventh edition of the Master in Maritime Law and Economic-Strategic Management of the Maritime-Port Company of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV) has already begun to take its first steps. Once again, Alonso Group is sponsoring this postgraduate course, which has already consolidated its position as a reference in specialised training in the maritime sector. In addition, as a result of its commitment to integral learning and its involvement with young talent, the IV Alonso Scholarship will reward academic excellence with an employment contract in one of Alonso Group’s companies for the student who has stood out during the course.

The specialised programme, which began this October and will end in July 2021, has twenty students from different parts of Spain as well as from countries such as Russia and Colombia. It is aimed at recent university graduates interested in forming part of the garment logistics sector or professionals who are looking to advance in their career. It is a theory-practical training with master classes and activities outside the classroom.

During the opening session, Jorge Alonso, Alonso Group’s President and CEO, highlighted the “economic importance of the maritime sector which each year generates hundreds of jobs” and stressed “the great transformation of a business that is key to understanding today’s world”. He also encouraged young students to “move away from the comfort zone” and to “always dream because dreams are fulfilled with effort, work and illusion“. Alonso also recalled the “importance of training and professional retraining to achieve excellence”.

Alonso Group’s management, the teaching staff

The master’s degree includes different practical activities and visits to some of the facilities and logistics platforms that Alonso Group manages throughout the Iberian Peninsula. For example, Intersagunto Terminales, the Setemar logistics platform or the Pobla Marina. On the other hand, company executives are part of the teaching staff, contributing all their know how to the professionals of the future. Among them, Miguel Rocher, Operplus‘s management and also professor of the master’s degree, who during the inauguration recalled how “the supply chains do not stop moving. Every day is a new learning experience”. Without a doubt, this is the best way for them to obtain an updated vision of the day-to-day of a logistics company.

New challenges in the maritime sector

Throughout the academic year, students will be able to learn about all the complexities facing the logistics-port business and the most immediate challenges affecting the national and international supply chain in a context marked by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.