Karina Daniela Pérez Pérez Global Winner Of The YLP Award

Forwarder Online September 16, 2022

TORONTO, September 16, 2022.

For over twenty years, FIATA and the TT Club have been organizing the annual Young Logistics Professionals Award (YLP Award), formerly the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA).  This competition provides valuable opportunities to young professionals in the freight forwarding and logistics fields.

In January 2022, CIFFA selected Karina Daniela Pérez Pérez as the Canadian winner of the YLP Award.  She subsequently entered the regional round of the YLP Award, was announced as the Americas regional winner in July 2022, and became one of four contestants to compete for the global YLP Award at the FIATA World Congress in Busan, Republic of Korea in September 2022.

After defending her dissertations and, following a review process by FIATA and the TT Club, Karina was announced the global winner of the YLP Award on September 16, 2022.

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, both focusing on the environmental aspect of the move.

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 Representative at DSV Global Transport and Logistics. 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.

For more information on CIFFA’s Young Logistics Professionals Award, visit https://www.ciffa.com/awards-and-scholarships/