During the Christmas season, Alonso Group continues to show its solidarity for the benefit of the most underprivileged groups in society. The holding participates in three far-reaching campaigns that show its interest in contributing to a better future. Mensajeros de la Paz, Padre Ángel's NGO, Aportem and Doctors Without Borders are the recipients of these charitable initiatives.
Alonso Group continues to promote its national and international freight forwarding division with the addition of All Ways Cargo, one of the most outstanding freight forwarders in Portugal. Specialists in sea, air and land transport, it has more than 70 employees and offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Marinha Grande. It also has a branch in Cape Verde, the gateway to the African continent.
Alonso Group's multimodal logistics platform has just acquired a new state-of-the-art reach stacker machine. With a load capacity of up to 10 tons, it is a telescopic stacker that integrates an energy efficiency system that can reduce costs by up to 15%. The acquisition is part of Setemar's business policy of purchasing increasingly efficient equipment.
The spirits brand once again participated in FIHAV 2019, which brings together representatives from more than 60 countries. It is one of the most important fairs in the Caribbean. Legendario's participation in this edition has been very special as it coincided with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Havana, an event in which the whole country has been involved through initiatives of all kinds.
A delegation from Alonso Group has travelled to Helsinki (Finland) to present its Global Logistic Plan at Digital Transport Days. The event brings together the main players involved in intelligent transport solutions at European level. The summit has been organised by INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), an organisation that depends on the European Commission.
Alonso Group shows its commitment to training and support for young talent during the inauguration of the sixth edition of the Master in Maritime Law of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV). Thanks to this sponsorship, different professionals and directors of the group form part of the faculty. This year, academic excellence will once again be awarded through the III Alonso Scholarship.
Diverxia Infrastructure, dedicated to the promotion of infrastructure plans and a world referent in the execution of engineering works, has been shortlisted to participate, on 22 October, in the new renewable energy auction promoted by Colombia's Goverment. The selected projects will have the right to sign a 15-year power purchase agreement and must be operational before 1 January 2022.
In this season 2019/2020 Alonso Group becomes again the official sponsor of different categories of the Algeciras C.F. The action is framed in its commitment to support young athletes and promote values such as companionship, the culture of effort, teamwork or sport practice.
Alonso Group continues to bet on environmentally responsible transport by modernizing its fleet with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks. The new units stand out for their efficiency, profitability and are designed for medium and long distance operations. 17% of the vehicles in Alonso Group's road transport division are already natural gas vehicles.