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TORONTO April 18, 2018 — 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. After a review process of industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating technical knowledge, CIFFA is pleased to announce that Kendyl Baptiste of Bolloré Logistics Canada is the 2018 Canadian Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award recipient.
Baptiste officially received the award at the Central Region FCA Gala dinner April 12 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
Following her university studies in physical and health education, Baptiste started her full-time employment in the freight forwarding industry 6 years ago, although she was exposed to the industry for more than 13 years. While working, she completed the CIFFA Certificate and Advanced Certificate courses in which she received Job Nicoli Education Award in 2016 and the George Kuhn Award in 2017. Although her main background is ocean imports, she also has experience handling air import shipments along with quoting ocean/air imports and air exports. Baptiste is also qualified to handle air and ocean dangerous goods shipments.
She is currently transitioning into a supervisor role, as ocean import supervisor at Bolloré Logistics. She looks forward to developing her leadership skills and to expanding her knowledge of the industry.
Baptiste will further represent Canada in the Americas regional competition and if selected as the Americas regional winner, she will receive an expense-paid trip to the 2018 FIATA World Congress in Delhi, India where she will compete for the 2018 FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award. We wish her good luck and look forward to being part of her freight forwarding journey.
For more information on the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award, visit ciffa.com/YIFFA