Press Release: TT Club supports FIATA’s training initiative

8 July 2009

Now in its eleventh 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.

TT Club's Asia Pacific Regional Director, Andrew Kemp commented: "We are delighted to continue partnering FIATA through our sponsorship of this award. 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. 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 (ITJ), Switzerland and International Freighting Weekly in the UK, is provided.

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

Africa/Middle East: Miss Natasha Persad, South Africa

Americas : Mr Ernesto Arevalo Schoedl, Mexico

Asia/Pacific : Mr Gerard Er Wee Liang, Singapore

Europe : Mrs Alina Wenzel, Germany

Documentation for the 2010 Award will be distributed to National Associations towards the end of August 2009 with the usual deadline for nominating candidates of 15th January 2010.

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