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FIATA names Young Forwarder champs

FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TT Club have revealed this year’s regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA). They are: Europe: Glauc Fornes Gil, FETEIA, Spain Dissertation: More than just a freight broker Africa and Middle East: Justin John Goedhart, SAAFF, South Africa Dissertation: Agents of sustainable development Americas: Georgina Alejandra Perez Perez, CIFFA, Canada Dissertation: Delivering essential tools to the Western and Eastern Canadian Arctic Asia-Pacific: Muhammad ... [+]

FIATA warns of Belarus fall-out for freight

The political fall-out from the Belarusia’s arrest of journalist, Raman Pratasevich, following interception of a Ryanair passenger flight could have ramifications for the freight industry, warns the FIATA forwarders’ organisation. Sanctions and bans on overflying the country could pose significant risks to freight transport by air and land between Europe and ... [+]

UK’s Louis Perrin takes Young Forwarder title

Louis Perrin of Hemisphere Freight in the UK was named Young International Freight Forwarder at the FIATA Annual Congress in New Delhi, India this week. He was joined by the three other regional finalists Tjaka Segooa (South Africa), Kendyl Baptiste (Canada) and Sarah Skrypec (Australia). Mike Yarwood  Senior Loss Prevention Executive ... [+]

Young forwarder finalists announced

The four regional finalists in the TT Club- and FIATA-sponsored Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award have been announced, selected from among 17 entries by national associations. They are: Miss Tjaka Segooa, South Africa; Mrs Kendyl Baptiste, Canada; Miss Sarah Kate Skrypec, Australia; and Mr Louis Perrin, UK. The diverse ... [+]

Roadmap to the electronic bill of lading

International freight forwarders’ body FIATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with electronic documents firm essDOCS to provide a framework to digitise bills of lading. The Association will work on the digitisation of FIATA documents, starting with the electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) and then the electronic House Bill of ... [+]

Canada’s Bradley Davis leads the field

The 2017 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award was presented to Bradley Davis of Canada at the FIATA annual World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 October. It was presented by Mike Yarwood of the awards sponsor, TT Club. The other three regional finalists were: Tinasche Chiwanza (Zimbabwe ... [+]

Canada test-bed for new airfreight programme

The new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP), which aims to modernised relations between airlines and forwarders, has been pilot-launched in Canada It will be rolled out globally following the Canadian pilot, replacing the existing Cargo Agency Program, and will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines as equal partners in the ... [+]

TT Club to sponsor young forwarders

Insurers the TT Club is to continue its sponsorship of FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA), now in its nineteenth year. The competition provides opportunities for all candidates, of which there were 17 this year, to demonstrate and develop their knowledge of the industry. The overall winner of the International ... [+]

New chief for FIATA

The FIATA international forwarders’ federation FIATA has appointed Hans Kersten as deputy director and he will take over as director general after the retirement of Marco Sorgetti in September. Kersten was previously International Union of Railways (UIC) freight director. [+]

FIATA and IATA sign new agents’ deal

Freight forwarder association Fiata and airline body IATA  officially signed the up to the reformed IATA Cargo Agency Program at the FIATA world congress in Dublin in early October. The new IATA-FIATA Cargo Agency Program (IFACP) aims to recognise forwarders’ evolution away from being selling agents to purchasing customers and aims ... [+]

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