TT Club continues support for FIATA’s training initiative


  • Date: 27/07/2010

Four regional finalists representing the future of the freight forwarding industry are preparing to travel to Bangkok, Thailand for the FIATA World Congress - 4th-8th October 2010. The four, from South Africa, Canada, Singapore and Germany, will each be hoping for selection as the overall Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2010 and a prize that includes hands-on training experience at one of TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey.

Now in its twelfth year, the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award is recognition by FIATA and the participating sponsors of the need to develop quality in the industry and to reward young talent with valuable training opportunities. TT Club has been a sponsor of the award since its inception and firmly believes in the importance of individual training and development within the industry.

The award consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of the TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey, attendance at the “Insight into Transport Law and Insurance” course in London and a week-long course at an IATA training centre. Additionally, one year’s free subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITJ), Switzerland and International Freighting Weekly in the UK, is provided.

TT Club’s European Regional Director, Andrew Kemp commented: “TT Club is proud to continue partnering FIATA in supporting this training initiative through sponsorship of the YIFFY Awards. The Club is well known around the world for the emphasis it places not only on efficient claims handling but also on sound loss prevention advice. We hope that the international winners who come to us for training will return to their employers with a greater understanding of the nature of risk in the supply chain and the importance of managing it effectively.”

Commending the quality of their dissertations as “extremely high”, FIATA has announced the regional finalists as:

Region Africa/Middle East  : Mr Rion Henning, South Africa
Region Americas  : Mrs Claudia Ramirez, Canada
Region Asia/Pacific  : Mr Ng Kah Yong. Singapore
Region Europe  : Mr Philipp Kueffner, Germany

Documentation for the 2011 Award will be distributed to National Associations towards the end of August 2010 with the usual deadline for nominating candidates of 15th January 2011.


ENDS

Note to Editors:

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club's membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

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Ian Lush, Marketing Director, TT Club
Tel: +44 (0)20 7204 2642
E-mail: ian.lush@thomasmiller.com
www.ttclub.com


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