German woman named Young International Freight Forwarder
Janna van Burgeler was named the 2013 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year.
She was awarded the title at the opening ceremony of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress in Singapore.
The four finalists came from the different FIATA regions to represent their home countries. The regional winners are:
- Europe: Burgeler, Germany
- Africa/Middle East: Mohamed Samy, Egypt
- Americas: Kaloyan Petrov, Canada
- Asia/Pacific: Prabhot Singh, India
Burgeler will receive practical and academic training through the course Insight into Transport Law and Insurance, in addition to a week at one of the TT Club's regional centers in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey. The TT Club is a provider of insurance services for the international transport and logistics industry.
All four regional winners will receive one year's subscription to the International Transport Journal and other specialized literature provided by FIATA.