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Young Forwarder regional winners announced

[ August 5, 2020   //   ]

The regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) have been announced. They are: Europe: Ms Femke Marie Fürst (Germany); Africa and Middle East: Ms Vimbai Loreen Manyumbu (Zimbabwe); Americas: Ms Anastasia Gureeva (Canada); and Asia Pacific: Mr Umair Aamir Sheikh (Pakistan).

Organisers the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations FIATA) and international freight transport insurer, TT Club said the competition has again attracted many talented candidates from around the world. Dissertations submitted illustrated complex multimodal shipments of cargoes such as large crane assemblies, locomotives, halal meat and rainbow trout eggs. Many of the candidates this year were able to further demonstrate their expertise through the inclusion of COVID-19 challenges, and explaining how these were overcome.

Normally, the four regional winners would present their dissertations to the Award Steering Committee at the FIATA World Congress, with final judging and the announcement of the global winner taking place during the event. As there will be no congress this year, the judging will be completed remotely, with the regional winners’ entries being presented via videocall in October.