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The TT Club and FIATA have announced the regional winners of the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award, in the 20th year the two companies have partnered.
TT Club said it believed the annual award, and its associated entry process, was crucial in identifying, recognising and encouraging young talent throughout the freight forwarding community around the world.
The four regional finalists, selected this year from 17 entries representing national forwarding associations globally, are:
Africa/Middle East: Miss Tjaka Segooa, South Africa – SAAFF
Americas: Mrs Kendyl Baptiste, Canada – CIFFA
Asia/Pacific: Miss Sarah Kate Skrypec, Australia – CBFCA
Europe: Mr Louis Perrin, UK – BIFA
The TT Club said: “The entries this year were, as ever, of a high standard and drew from a wide range of dissertation topics. The work of the entrants demonstrated the complexity of processes carried out within the global supply chain and the logistics skills required to serve it.
“The diverse subjects covered by the dissertations of this year’s entrants included live plants, supercars, flexi-tanks, aid shipments, aircraft components, Antarctic ice and a rhinoceros.”
Later this year, the regional finalists will travel to FIATA’s World Congress in New Delhi, India (26-29 September) to present their dissertations to the steering committee for the final judging and announcement of the international award winner.
The prize principally consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey, plus a week in TT Club’s head office in London.
Mike Yarwood, TT Club’s senior loss prevention executive and chairman of the Award Steering Committee, said: “This award aims to contribute to the development of quality professionals in the freight forwarding industry and rewards young talent with valuable training. At TT Club, we are proud to have been a sponsor of the award since its inception and firmly believe in the importance of nurturing the talents and enhancing the skills of young individuals in freight forwarding.”
Thomas Sim, chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Body Vocational Training, added: “For an emerging young freight forwarder, the awards is a great platform to immediately be seen by such a wide audience and the press, and the winning candidate receives generous support from the TT Club team and sponsor. I am extremely excited for this amazing opportunity to showcase young professionals in the pursuit of a successful career.”