Canadian wins regional young forwarder award

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) and TT Club have revealed this year’s regional winners of the Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award 2022.

Karina Perez Perez

Canadian entrant Karina Daniela Perez Perez won in the Americas region for her dissertation: Resilient Solutions: The Future of Freight Forwarding and Logistics. She works at DSV Air & Sea in the ocean exports department.

Perez Perez was selected by CIFFA in January as the Canadian Young Logistics Professional of the Year, after a review of her industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating her technical knowledge.

Perez Perez‘s dissertation illustrates the transportation of two key products for the Canadian economy, the challenges that freight forwarders must overcome to successfully deliver goods, and the resiliency of the supply chain with a focus on sustainability.

In Africa and Middle East Ruvimbo Gukwe, from SFAAZ, Zimbabwe won for a paper called Growth by COVID. In the Asia-Pacific region the winner is Avishkar Srivastava, from FFFAI, India, for Sustainability through efficiency: Decarbonising trade lanes through sustainable logistics. In Europe Maximilian Druschler, of DSLV, Germany, was chosen for his paper, Logistics’ crucial role in the battle against the UN Global Issues.

“All four regions were represented by a variety of impressive entries and the judges were struck by the high incidence of projects requiring close consideration of environmental factors and prioritizing sustainability. Multimodal solutions were to the fore and in addition to medical supplies, cargoes featured included insecticides, rail tracks, military ordinance, drilling rods and a satellite,” said Mike Yarwood, managing director loss prevention, TT Club, and chair of the panel of judges.

“We never tire of reading about the innovative approaches to logistical challenges employed by our young professionals.”

Returning to in-person competition

FIATA and TT Club are looking forward to returning to a physical competition format. This year, if conditions allow, the four regional winners will present their dissertations at the FIATA World Congress in Busan, South Korea, during a dedicated session with the final judging and announcement of the YLP Global Winner 2022.

“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,” said FIATA director general, Stéphane Graber.

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, and I could not be more proud.”