Port Wings News Network:
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and TT Club, international freight transport insurer, have announced this year’s regional winners of the Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award 2022.
The Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI)-nominated Avishkar Srivastava has been declared as winner of the FIATA YLP Award-2022 for Asia-Pacific Region.
Earlier, in February 2022 FFFAI, national member of FIATA representing India, nominated Avishkar Srivastava for FIATA YLP YIFFA Award (Asia Pacific Region) as he was the winner of the contest hosted by FFFAI in India. The contest was conducted by Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF), which is the training arm of FFFAI.
Commenting on the achievement of the FFFAI nominated contestant Mr Shankar Shinde, Chairman, FFFAI said, “We are proud that the young logistics practitioner from India, nominated by FFFAI, has won the prestigious international award. It would boost and attract the next generation towards logistics professionals in the country as it is the GLOBAL recognition to the growing logistics industry here, owing to innovative ideas.”
According to the FFFAI Chairman, the award demonstrates recognition by FFFAI, FIATA and its participating sponsors of the need to develop quality in the forwarding industry and to reward young talent with valuable training opportunities.
As standard procedures, to participate in the nomination process pertaining to the awards, the candidates should have two years full time experience in Freight Forwarding and should submit the dissertation on the topic stipulated by FIATA.
The dissertation is an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate a range of skills and qualities that are needed to pursue a successful career in international forwarding and supply chain logistics. “It demonstrates the knowledge base of the contestants concerning the following aspects: Identifying a problem or business opportunity; gathering relevant information on a specific situation; identifying possible changes or enhancements for the benefit of the forwarder or the client; evaluating the information and drawing one’s own conclusions; deciding what action should be taken; making reasoned and costed recommendations; quality of innovation and initiative; description and valuation of the situation, discussion of problems, opportunities, faults, relevant issues, benefits, costs, etc.
To nominate the candidate from FFFAI Selection Panel judged the contestants focussing on an understanding of what is being asked for in the dissertation; an ability to express ideas, facts and information clearly but simply; an ability to research and think widely about the topic so as to be objective and an ability to evaluate and draw conclusions.
FIATA Director General, Dr Stéphane Graber, shared his congratulations to the regional winners. In his opinion, the YLP Award is of utmost importance for FIATA. It aims at developing the youth’s interest in the industry but also the soft skills that are crucial in the daily work of our demanding sector. “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all the YLP Award 2022 candidates and most particularly to the four regional winners for their impressive dissertations. They have managed to put into words complex processes of the global supply chain while taking into account diverse parameters. The future of logistics is in the youth’s hands,” he stated.
Other regional award winners are: Region Africa/Middle East- Ruvimbo Gukwe from Zimbabwe; Region Americas-Karina Perez Perez from Canada and Region Europe from Maximilian Druschler, Germany. All four regional winners will be invited to participate in the next stage of the competition.
“To the other candidates, we thank you for participating in the 2022 competition and send our good wishes for the future in forwarding. A Certificate of Participation and a personal memento will be sent to your National Association so that these can be presented locally,” shared Michael Yarwood, Chairman, Award Steering Group, FIATA.