Alexandria, VA Sept 20, 2013, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), in cooperation with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the TT Clubs, provider of insurance and related risk management services, is accepting applications for the 2014 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year. The award encourages the professional development and training of young people in the international freight forwarding industry. This annual award gives the TT Club and FIATA an opportunity to enhance the international freight forwarding industry by investing in the young rising stars of tomorrow.

The contest is open to young freight forwarders, under 30 years old in the competition year and have completed at least 2 years of full-time employment in the freight forwarding industry.

The international award includes two weeks of practical and academic training. One week of academic training is in London and one week's practical training based in one of the TT Club’s regional centers: London, Hong Kong or New Jersey. The award also includes one year’s free subscription of the International Transport Journal (ITZ), Switzerland and International Freighting Weekly (UK).

“We are pleased to be able to participate in this program to recognize tomorrow’s leaders as TIA has always supported these development opportunities,” said Robert Voltmann, TIA’s President and CEO.

TIA is entitled to present one candidate and the deadline for submission of an application is January 15, 2014. Please review the 2014 Instructions for further information. The 2014 Topic requires the candidate to select one key import commodity/cargo from the applicant's home country, plus one key export commodity/cargo.

The completed application should be submitted to Cindy Amos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The TIA nomination will be announced on January 30, 2014.

TIA is the professional organization of the $162 billion third party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.

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