Monday, October 1, 2018

Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Winner Announced in Delhi  

FIATA Congress Honours the Youth in the Industry

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Shipping News Feature INDIA – UK – WORLDWIDE – The 92nd FIATA World Congress in Delhi was the scene where the four regional finalists in the organisation's Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year competition, the YIFFY, had to present their 6,000 word dissertations outlining an import and export shipment from their native country, live to the panel of judges.

The four, Tjaka Segooa representing SAAFF (South Africa), Kendyl Baptiste for CIFFA (Canada), Sarah Skrypec representing CABFCA (Australia) and BIFA chosen candidate Louis Perrin from the UK all gave excellent presentations with Louis (seen here with a delighted Robert Keen, BIFA Director General) taking the overall award which helps emphasise the requirement for future sustainability of professional standards of skill and knowledge in the global freight forwarding community.

As ever thanks went to specialist insurance provider TT Club which has supported the event for the entirety of its twenty year history. The award winner will be able to attend two one-week training sessions with the TT Club at one of their regional headquarters in London, New Jersey or Hong Kong. It has been a busy time for Louis a director of Hemisphere Freight Services as he only recently joined the other BIFA finalists as a guest of Virgin Atlantic Cargo to see the airline’s operation at London’s Gatwick airport.

Now the award winner will be able to attend two one-week training sessions with the TT Club at one of their regional headquarters in London, New Jersey or Hong Kong. At the award ceremony Mr Thomas Sim, Chairperson of the Advisory Body Vocational Training looked forward to next year’s participants and to reading the impressive dissertations that always result from this competition. He invited all FIATA Association Members to participate. TT Club’s Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Mike Yarwood on presenting the winner with his award commented,

“In keeping with FIATA’s commitment to encourage professional skills development, we will continue to invest, through this programme and others in the training and education of logistics and supply chain professionals around the world.

”We are delighted that the YIFFYA programme grows in popularity with a total of 17 entries this year; ranging in content from the transport of live plants, super cars and aircraft components to Antarctic ice and even a rhinoceros. Long may our future logistics leaders learn, improve their skills and enthusiastically report in their achievements.”

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