Young Logistics Professional Award

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ Inc., Air NZ Cargo, Independent Verification Services and WiseTech Academy are proud to partner on the

 

CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Award 

 

Stand out from the crowd and showcase your talents to others within your company and industry!

 

This award celebrates young, motivated, and innovative Freight Forwarders in New Zealand, and offers them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and further their freight forwarding career through advancement to the global competition.


Entries for the next Young Logistics Professional Award will open early 2024.

 

This award celebrates young, motivated, and innovative Freight Forwarders in New Zealand, and offers them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and further their career through advancement to the global competition.

if you would like to take part in the 2024 Young Logistics Professional competition:

  • Fill in and send your application form to admin(at)cbaff.org.nz

  • Complete and return the application form by 28 March 2024 together with details of employment history and qualifications (Curriculum Vitae).

  • Submit the 2000-word dissertation by 4 May 2024 following the report outline.

Picture:

Gavin Powell, winner of the 2023 CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Award (YLPA) poses at the CBAFF Conference dinner held in Wellington earlier this year with Riska Ariestadewi YLPA winner 2022.

 

Entries for 2024 will open soon...

The CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Award Proudly supported by:



CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Competition 2023

 

Information for the 2024 YLPA will be announced soon...

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:

  • Currently work within the Freight Forwarding / Custom Broking industries
  • Not have attained their 32nd birthday in 2024.
  • Currently be employed by a company which is a Business member of CBAFF
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand
  • Submit an application form and describe export/import processes

 


The Prize

 

The winner receives:

  • 1 x return air tickets with Air New Zealand to any New Zealand destination, or to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane in Australia (being dependent on an open border) - to be taken by 30 June 2024
  • 1 x return ticket to the CBAFF conference 2023
  • Tour of the Air New Zealand cargo operation 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation of choice (up to a value of $400)
  • Small rental car for the duration of their stay
  • $400 of spending money
  • $4,000 worth of IVS training - to be completed by 30 June 2024
  • Complimentary CBAFF conference attendance in 2023
  • Nomination for the FIATA Young Logistics Professional competition in 2024
  • Award trophy

 

Finalists receive:

  • Complementary attendance at the Annual CBAFF Conference Dinner for the announcement of the winner and award presentation
  • Return flights to the Annual CBAFF Conference destination
  • One night’s accommodation at the Annual CBAFF Conference venue
  • Wisetech academy complimentary Diploma in International Freight Forwarding course

The Judges

 

A judging panel will comprise of a representative from:

  • Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ Inc.
  • Air NZ Cargo
  • IVS Group
  • WiseTech Academy

The judging panel will consider the report and conduct an interview of each applicant. All applicants will be required to attend the interview at their own expense.


Past Winners

2023 - Gavin Powell, Go Logistics

2022 - Riska Ariestadewi

2021 - Jessica Dunye, Oceanbridge

2020 - Award not run

2019 - Natarlia Harold, Jacana Customs & Freight

2018 - Award not run

2017 - Phil Burgess, Bernard International

2016 - Kayla McKelvie, Oceanbridge Shipping

2015 - Bridget Tapper, Geodis Wilson

2014 - Renee Conroy, CEVA Logistics (NZ) Limited

2013 - Olivia Kinnane, Oceanbridge Shipping

2012 - Award not run

2011 - No Winner

2010 - Matthew Archer, Oceanbridge Shipping

2009 - Lisa Jensen, UTi New Zealand Limited

2008 - Michael Wilson, Agility Logistics Limited

2007 - Olivia Kinnane, Oceanbridge Shipping

2006 - Nick Philp, Cunningham Gill Limited

2005 - Matthew Naylor, Schenker (NZ) Ltd

2004 - Hadley Page, UTi New Zealand Limited

2003 - No Winner

2002 - Simone Jarman, ECU Line New Zealand

2001 - Wade Brown