Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF) pioneers the opening of its Eastern Region Chapter, commencing a specialised training program for G Category Examination candidates, a first for the entire Eastern Region.
The Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF), a training arm of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Association of India (FFFAI), marked a significant milestone on February 3, 2024, by inaugurating its Eastern Region Chapter. The occasion was marked by the launch of a training program for candidates appearing in the G Category Examination, a groundbreaking initiative for the Eastern Region, which will be held this year for the Bhubaneshwar Customs Commissionerate, a rare occurrence after over two decades.
The virtual event, initiated by the Odisha Customs Brokers Association (OCBA), saw the august presence of Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Commissionerate, Bhubaneshwar, Madhab Chandra Mishra, IRS. The event also featured key figures such as FFFAI Chairman Dushyant Mulani, Chairman Elect Amit Kamat, and Immediate Past Chairman Shankar Shinde.
Mishra praised the initiative as a landmark in facilitating trade in the emerging eastern region, emphasising the importance of skilling human resources in Customs Brokering and logistics. He conveyed best wishes to the candidates and highlighted the significance of providing qualified manpower in Odisha and adjoining regions for the benefit of the logistics community.
FFFAI Chairman Dushyant Mulani expressed gratitude to Commissioner Madhab Chandra Mishra for supporting the Customs Brokers community and conducting the G Category Examination after an extended period. He emphasised FFFAI’s pivotal role in disseminating knowledge and conducting training courses for the logistics industry, promising more courses for efficient industry strengthening.
Shankar Shinde advocated for increased professionalism in the logistics sector, stressing the need for training to achieve this goal. Sudhir Agarwal spotlighted IIFF’s courses guided by the international organisation FIATA and its collaborations for skill development initiatives across the country. Tej Contractor emphasised the rapid changes in the logistics industry and the need for professionals to adapt through training and skill development.
Congratulating OCBA, Amit Kamat underscored the significant career opportunities offered by the logistics industry, emphasising the key role of skill development in navigating the dynamic sector. The day-long program, conducted by IIFF Faculty Viren Dayal, concluded with an assurance that IIFF would continue to assist students with any doubts until the exam date.