TT Club continues support for FIATA's rising stars

12 June 2008

Now in its tenth 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 its importance.

TT Club's European Regional Director, Andreas Mueller commented: "We are delighted to continue partnering FIATA through our sponsorship of this award. TT 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.

Obviously 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."

The award principally 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 (ITZ), Switzerland and International Freighting Weekly (UK) is provided.

Documentation for the 2009 Award will be distributed to National Associations towards the end of August 2008 with the usual deadline for nominating candidates of 15 January 2009.

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

Region Africa/Middle East : Mr Vijayan Cook (South Africa)

Region Americas : Ms Elvia Liliana Ordaz Huesca (Canada)

Region Asia/Pacific : Mr Bagus Prasetyo (Indonesia)

Region Europe : Ms Alexandra Steffes (Germany)

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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