YLP Award demonstrates recognition by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and its participating sponsors of the need to develop quality in the forwarding industry and to reward young talent with valuable training opportunities. The award is open to any young freight forwarder who will be no more than 32 years old in the year when the dissertation is written, with two years’ full-time forwarding experience, the latter being preferable but not mandatory. The award comprises two weeks of practical and academic training, one week of academic training and one week of practical
- training based in one of the sponsor’s regional centres (London, Hong Kong or New Jersey) plus one year’s free subscription to the International Transport Journal, and International Freighting Weekly. Each FIATA association member (like SFAAZ) is entitled to present one candidate who fits the prescribed criteria:
- FIATA is divided into four regions, ie, RAME, Europe, America and Asia (and Pacific). These four regions compete for the global YLP Award.