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Brains helps win FIATA title

[ November 2, 2011   //   ]

A paper on an air freight import consignment of rabies-infected racoon brain tissue from the US to Ireland helped win Silvia Valles Barrera of Dublin-based Hawthorn Logistics the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, presented recently at the Annual FIATA Conference in Cairo. Ms Valles Barrera, already named European Regional Finalist, works for Hawthorn as an air and sea operations executive. Her paper also covered the air freight export of a computed tomography scanner from Ireland to a hospital in Moshi, Tanzania.

She wins a week based at one of the TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey and attendance at the TT Club’s Insight into Transport Law and Insurance course in London.

The other regional finalists were Mr Niranjan Venkatesh of the United Arab Emirates, representing Africa and the Middle East Region; Ms Rosa Maria Gallardo Reyes of Mexico, representing the Americas Region; and Mr Lai Kin Wong of Hong Kong, representing the Asia Pacific Region.