The Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI), a member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), awarded the FFFAI Young Logistics Professionals Award 2023 (YLP) to Nitesh Kumar, the Assistant Marketing Manager, Balmer Lawrie. FFFAI has also nominated him for FIATA YLP-YIFFA Award 2023 from India. Nitesh Kumar is a B. Tech graduate in Marine Engineering.
FFFAI invites young logistics professionals to be nominated for the FIATA YLP Award every year. They aim to promote young logistics professionals from India to contest the highly prestigious award organised by FIATA along with TT Club globally. Furthermore, FFFAI invites self-nominations from Logistics Service Providers to acknowledge and appreciate young professionals by giving them international exposure.
The dissertation submission needs to be presented at the ‘FIATA World Congress’. Contestants’ knowledge base is judged on the following aspects: Identifying a problem or business opportunity; gathering relevant information; highlighting the possible enhancements for the benefit of the forwarder or the client; evaluating and drawing conclusions; deciding the actions to be taken; making reasonable recommendations; and the quality of innovation and initiatives suggested. Moreover, the participants receive good opportunities to network with international acquaintances.
On behalf of the jury and members, Shankar Shinde, Chairman, FFFAI, congratulated the winner and conveyed best wishes to all participants. He shared, “I am happy to note the enthusiasm of the participants to get the FIATA YLP YIFFA Award for India. This will showcase the Indian youth talent in Logistics and create leadership positions.”