CIFFA’s Young Logistics Professional winner, selected as the FIATA Winner for Regional America’s

Forwarder Online February 14, 2022

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

In January 2022, after a review process of industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating technical knowledge, CIFFA announced Karina Daniela Perez Perez as the 2022 Canadian Young Logistics Professionals Award recipient.

After completing an additional dissertation, Georgina entered the international competition and, following a review process by FIATA and the TT Club, on July 20, 2022, was announced as the Americas regional winner of the Young Logistics Professionals Award.  Karina’s dissertations detail the transportation of two key products for the Canadian economy – an importation of over-dimensional generator engines from Germany to Northern Ontario for a mine expansion project, and an exportation of dangerous goods from Canada to Peru.

As the Americas regional winner, Karina will be invited to compete at the FIATA World Congress where she will present her dissertations to the Award Steering Committee that will subsequently announce the 2022 Young Logistics Professionals Award winner.

The prize to be awarded to the winner principally consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of the TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey plus a week in the TT Club’s Head Office in London.  Additionally, a one-year subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITJ) is provided to all four regional winners.

Karina started her post-secondary education in Mexico, where she received a scholarship to study a semester abroad at Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional.  She continued her education in Canada and graduated with High Honours from Seneca College’s International Transportation and Customs Program.  Karina was one of only a few students selected for the co-op program during which she gained experience handling import and export shipments via truck to and from Canada, USA and Mexico and went on a business trip to Queretaro, Mexico while working for First Frontier Logistics Inc.  Karina has also completed the Authorized Cargo Representative and Customs Automation Certificate Descartes MSR Customs course, as well as the CIFFA International Freight Forwarding Courses and received the FIATA Diploma.  Her passion for the logistics industry began in her hometown of Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, whose main economic activity is the exportation of fresh and frozen fruits.  She currently works as an inside Sales Coordinator at DSV Air & Sea Inc.  Karina has also been part of the Air Import and Export Department, where she has won the data quality challenge award of excellence.  She has volunteered with the Trade Commission of Mexico and the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Click here for more information on the Young Logistics Professionals Award.