Second Level University Master’s in Ship agency management, finance and operations Maritime transport produces onboard and land employment as well as being an accelerator for investments in the maritime cluster. Short and long haul maritime transport are high performers in terms of gross value added and employment. As well as being a cardinal sector in import-export and in intermodal and logistics processes, shipping involves continuous research and innovation, advanced training and culture. Intermodality, systems’ interoperability, new fuels and technological innovation are only some of the aspects that shipping operators must consider to guarantee high levels of service standards, ensuring at the same time the fluidity of the logistics chain, observance of regulations, containment of costs and alignment of sectoral policies to a sustainable development perspective in order to compete nationally and internationally. The Master’s course responds to the need for figures with technical-professional skills able to deal with organisational and management issues deriving from the ongoing, increasingly widespread, integration processes in logistics. In modern transport systems, single transitions in the logistics chain are no longer compartmentally segmented or manageable autonomously, but constitute phases with a high degree of interdependence on a single global process. In line with demands from the labour market and with a multidisciplinary approach, the Master’s course trains figures able to deal with organisational and management issues that derive from the ongoing increasingly widespread integration processes in logistics. The Master’s course develops the necessary knowledge and skills to form professional figures able to operate in the sector of maritime intermodal-container transport, with agency functions within a shipping company also in a European and international perspective. Since career paths in a strongly globalised sector like shipping are built and reinforced with international experience, the Master’s course proposes training professional figures to work in non European contexts. Professional profiles: the Master’s course enables developing skills for the pursuit of innovation and organisational-management excellence in the context of integrated logistics with specific reference to maritime agency business. The Master’s trains professionals with multilevel skills in the sector of integrated logistics capable of operating in process planning and implementation and in particular, in the entire chain of logistics including ship-port and port-interport junctions, also internationally. Employment outlets: degree holders can find employment in public and private organisations operating in the sector of logistics, such as: transport agencies, shipping companies, port companies, container terminal managers, road haulage and maritime logistics service companies, interport, maritime agencies, port authorities, logistics centres etc: - in the functional sectors dedicated to the identification and implementation of safety and security activities in ports and interports (ISM code, ISPS code); - planning and management of intermodal transport with particular reference to the ship-port interface and the management of the logistics chain (including port and interport terminals); - in the implementation of port area processes with particular reference to automation of flows and customs single-stop shops. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a worldwide leader in containerised maritime transport, offers students the possibility of doing work experience in its agencies in Italy and abroad and is committed to hiring at least 50% of students in its foreign offices.