Four regional winners for this year’s “Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year” awards were officially announced this week by FIATA, which serves as a collaboration between the TT Club – the competition’s sponsor, and International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.
Regional winners of this year’s award were determined based on dissertation topics addressing specific and complex processes within the supply chain while demonstrating logistics-based knowledge in successful implementation of the processes.
FIATA President Babar Badat announced this year’s regional winners and made the following statemen:
“Encouraging more young professionals to join the FIATA community has always been a priority for me. I am encouraged again to see these excellent candidates presenting dissertations that cover a wide range of logistic subjects, which demonstrate the challenges that forwarders face every day and the customized solutions they are able to offer.
“My sincere congratulations to the four regional winners who are ….”
Europe – Mrs. Evgeniya Khokhlova Russia (FAR)
Africa/ Middle East – Mr. Enos Chapra Zimbabwe (SFAAZ)
Americas – Ms. Rachael van Harmelen Canada (CIFFA)
Asia Pacific – Mr. Phillip Burgess New Zealand (CBAFF)
“In the current challenging global trade environment, where supply chains are under increasing pressure to adapt quickly to regulatory, political and economic pressures, we at TT Club believe the training and professional advancement of young freight operators must be paramount,” added Mike Yarwood, TT Club’s Senior Loss Prevention Executive and Chairman of the Award Steering Committee.
Among the four regional winners is the final winner of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) 2019, which will be determined and announced during the FIATA World Congress in Cape Town from October 1-5.
This year’s prize will focus on academic training including one week at TT Club’s London, Hong Kong or New Jersey regional centres in addition to a week at the company’s head office in London. All four regional winners will receive a year-long subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITJ).