YIFFY winners revealed in Cape Town

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FIATA YIFFY Award Winner 2019 (l to r) YIFFY Award Winner Evgeniya Khokhlova, FIATA president Babar Badat, Thomas Sim, chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Body Vocational Training and TT Club’s Michael Yarwood, chairman of the Award Steering Committee

Russian project freight specialist Evgeniya Khokhlova, of SVH-Freight was announced as the winner of this year’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award at the FIATA World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.

The other three regional finalists were Enos Chapara, of Bollore Transport and Logistics Zimbabwe; Rachael van Harmelen from DSV Panalpina, Canada; and Asia Pacific Phillip Burgess, South Island manager, Burnard International, New Zealand.

The awards were sponsored by insurance specialists the TT Club, whose senior loss prevention executive and chairman of the award steering committee, Mike Yarwood said: “The current global trade environment is particularly challenging and the forwarder’s role in adapting to the regulatory, political and economic pressures on themselves and their customers is consequently more crucial than ever. In these circumstances the training and professional advancement of our young professionals must be paramount.”

Next year’s award will take place at the FIATA Congress in Busan, South Korea on 19-24 October.