The Shipping and Forwarding Agents’ Association of Zimbabwe (SFAAZ) presents:

“The FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Competition 2018”

The FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Competition demonstrates recognition by FIATA and its participating sponsors of the need to develop quality in the freight forwarding industry and to reward young talent with valuable training opportunities.

The contest is open to young freight forwarders whose age will not be over 32 in 2018 with some Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance working experience. SFAAZ as a member of FIATA (falling under the Region Africa Middle East-RAME Region) is calling upon ALL Young Freight Forwarders who have successfully completed any of the SFAAZ training programmes to take part in its National Competition as a step towards being the International participant.

The participants will be required to submit research proposal for both the export and import products towards the final dissertation highlighting the below:

  • Complexity of issues related to the cargo matter.
  • Complexity of issues relating to multimodal moves.
  • Difficulties overcome relating to cross-border issues.
  • Complexity of Regulatory issues faced during the voyage.
  • Risk management/insurance hurdles overcome.
  • Extra marks will be awarded for the complexity of the problems overcome during these voyages.
  • Structure and approach to the problems faced and Methodology used to overcome the various issues;

Expression of interest to participate in this competition must be forwarded via email on by 15 November 2017.

Participants will be required to submit a dissertation proposal on One Key Import commodity and One Key Export commodity. The proposal must clearly outline the 7 criteria’s listed above. Deadline for submission of proposals is 29 December 2017 at 1200 noon.

For more information please call Florence Chirwa on +263 4 778419 or +263 772306837 or email



One finalist will be selected from the National Competition to proceed to participate in the International Competition on behalf of Zimbabwe and the RAME region.

  • The National prize will be advised to the finalist.


Each Regional Winner (in this Case under RAME) will receive a prize consisting of:

a) Attendance at the FIATA World Congress in Mumbai, India where they will be presented with a Regional Winner’s Certificate and a personal trophy.
b) FIATA will arrange for each of the regional winners to participate in the Annual World Congress free of any registration fees and accommodation costs.
c) TT Club (one of the sponsors of the competition) will provide the hotel accommodation and FIATA will provide US$ 1,000 towards the return air ticket to the Congress.


The international award comprises of:

a) An International Certificate and an additional personal trophy.
b) One week’s practical experience of transport infrastructure (multimodal) based in a country away from the winner’s own country wherever this can be properly structured and led.
c) One week’s academic training in the TT Club’s Head Office in London.
d) The cost of economy class travel and room & breakfast accommodation, and an amount for personal expenditure recoverable as expenses retrospectively, will be included in the prize.