Thursday, July 28, 2016

Regional Winners of Young International Freight Forwarders of the Year Announced

Now a Nervous Wait to See Who Will Prove Top Dog and Net the Main Prize
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – FIATA has announced the four Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2016 Regional Winners, sponsored by FIATA and the TT Club. Now in its eighteenth year, this annual training and development awards and the associated entry process is crucial in identifying, recognising and encouraging young talent throughout the freight forwarding community around the world. The four regional finalists, selected this year from among a record 27 entries representing national forwarding associations are:

Region Africa/Middle East: Lorraine Zhou, Zimbabwe

Region Americas: Evgeny Kapustin, Canada

Region Asia/Pacific: Shanon Gould, Australia

Region Europe: Kostiantyn Hapii, Ukraine

The entries this year were, as in previous years, 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. Among the diverse subjects covered by the dissertations prepared by this year's entrants are the shipping of cotton bales; the challenges of transporting tyres and turbines and the solution to moving a 40’ tall fire breathing dinosaur robot across continents.

The regional finalists will travel to FIATA's World Conference in Dublin, Ireland between October 3 to 7, in order to present their dissertations to the judging panel and for the eventual announcement of the International Award winner.

The prize to be awarded to the winner 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. Additionally, one year's subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITZ), Switzerland is granted to all four regional winners. Mike Yarwood, TT Club’s Claims 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, while supporting 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."