CIFFA Announces Winner of Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year

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Every year, CIFFA offers an award to a young freight forwarder who best demonstrates industry knowledge and skills to become a true international freight forwarding professional in the future.

In January, 2020, after a review process of industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating technical knowledge, CIFFA announced Anastasia Gureeva as the 2020 Canadian Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award recipient.

Anastasia graduated from Voronezh State University, Russia with Master’s Degree in World Economy in 2011 and in 2013 from Liverpool John Moore’s University, the UK with an Honors Master’s Degree in International Transport.  It was at that time that she first became interested in ocean freight.  Her first experience and a taste of the freight forwarding industry was working as a logistics coordinator for a company that imported canned ice coffee beverages and bottled juices from Asia to Russia, closely communicating with various shipping agents, freight forwarders and steamship lines.  After graduating from Humber College in 2015 with an Honors Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business Management, she started her Canadian freight forwarding journey at Panalpina in the position of LCL Ocean Import Documentation and Coordination Agent.  Two years later she accepted the position of Freight Services Associate in Ocean Import department at Delmar Int., where, at the beginning of 2019, she was promoted to the position of Customer Relationship Manager.  In the summer of 2019, Anastasia accepted her current position of Ocean Import Coordinator at Traffic Tech.  Anastasia has expanded her knowledge of the freight forwarding industry by completing the CIFFA Advanced Certificate, the first step in achieving the Professional Freight Forwarder designation, and is a member of CIFFA’s newly established Young Freight Forwarder Committee.

Anastasia is also being considered a competitor for the FIATA Americas Regional competition.  She will have to complete a second dissertation (she has completed a dissertation on an export scenario and she will now do one on an import scenario).  If she wins, Anastasia will be invited to the FIATA World Congress in Busan, Republic of Korea to compete against all the regional winners. 

For more information on CIFFA’s Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award, visit ciffa.com/YIFFA