For over twenty years, FIATA and TT Club have been providing valuable training opportunities for the young rising stars of the industry by organising a yearly contest. Formerly known as the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA), the competition has now become the Young Logistics Professionals Award (YLP Award) – to show that all the young bright minds of the field, whichever their specialisation, are welcome to participate.
The competition demonstrates the recognition by FIATA and TT Club of the need to develop skilled human resources in the freight forwarding and logistics sector and to acknowledge young talents.
This award is a unique experience for young professionals, allowing them to gain more experience in the industry and connections throughout the competition, as well as great prizes.
FIATA Association Members can themselves benefit from encouraging their YLPs to participate in this prestigious international contest, where they can improve their skillset, develop their network and gain excellent experience on a global platform.
Breaking new ground was never going to be easy since there was no local history of participation to base on. However the year 2016 heralded the tabloid of the dawn of a new era for Zimbabwe as Lorraine braved the weather and took up the challenge of the inaugural participant in the competition.
2017 saw the same feat being achieved courtesy of a well-articulated write-up by Tinashe Chiwanza that saw him travel to Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, to lock horns with other regional winners for the world title.
2018 was a year of mixed fortunes for Zimbabwe where our local candidate narrowly missed out on the regional title to South Africa. However the legacy was restored in 2019 by the hand of Enos Chapara.
Defying the odds of the new normal under the guise of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 goes down as the year that consolidated Zimbabwe’s grip of the regional title and balances the gender equation propelled by the exploits Vimbai Loreen Manyumbu.
The RAME Regional winner title for 2021 slipped our grip, but our eloquent candidate Ruvimbo Gukwe took the female lead and restored our status in 2022, refurnishing Zimbabwe with our fated legacy.