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‘FFFAI YLP 2023’ awarded to Nitesh Kumar of Balmer Lawrie, nominated for ‘FIATA YLP-YIFFA Award-2023’ from India

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MUMBAI : The Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI), a member of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), representing India, awarded FFFAI Young Logistics Professionals Award for 2023 to Mr Nitesh Kumar, Asst Marketing Manager, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. FFFAI has nominated him for ‘FIATA YLP-YIFFA Award-2023’ from India. Mr Nitesh Kumar is a B. Tech in Marine Engineering.

FFFAI annually invites nominations from young logistics professionals to nominate for the FIATA YLP Award and there were several nominations received by the Federation this year too. The objective of this nomination is to promote young logistics professionals from India to contest in the highly prestigious International Award, being organised by FIATA along with TT Club.

Congratulating the winner and conveying best wishes to all participants Mr Shankar Shinde, Chairman, FFFAI on behalf of the juries and other members said, “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 also create leadership positions.” In his opinion, the Award attracts and encourages the next generation to look for opportunities in the Logistics Industry by choice to have new innovative talent in this logistics industry. “It was good to witness last year FFFAI nominated Avishkar Srivastava winning FIATA YLP Award for Asia Pacific Region and reaching the final runner up for FIATA YLP International Award. I am confident that we will be able to achieve this award for India this year as well with the capability of the candidate nominated,” said the FFFAI Chairman.

FFFAI had invited self-nominations from Logistics Service providers to encourage/promote young logistics professionals to have international exposure by demonstrating domain knowledge as regard to logistics business and operations. Towards which there were good overwhelming responses.

The dissertation submission has to demonstrate and to be presented at “FIATA World Congress” with the knowledge base of the contestants concerning the following aspects: Identifying a problem or business opportunity; gathering relevant information on a specific situation; identifying possible changes or enhancements for the benefit of the forwarder or the client; evaluating the information and drawing one’s own conclusions; deciding what action should be taken; making reasoned and costed recommendations; quality of innovation and initiative; description and valuation of the situation, discussion of problems, opportunities, faults, relevant issues, benefits, costs, etc. And, thereby, the participants would get the opportunity to have international acquaintances for their company as well as their own career building in the logistics domain.

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