Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association

EFFSAA Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 02, No. 089

New FIATA Diploma Class Started

The 6th weekend class commenced on Saturday 15 July 2023.

Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA) started the 15th round FIATA Diploma training program in weekend session.

The first class, which is started after a grand graduation ceremony of more than 110 professionals, includes 25 trainees.

EFFSAA has been delivering FIATA diploma training program in Ethiopia since 2017 G.C. and to date, more than 300 experts earned the internationally accredited FIATA Diploma program.

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ToT Participants Received Their Diploma.

On Friday, July 28, 2023, the 4th round of Training of Trainers (ToT) program participants received their diploma from FIATA Director General, Dr. Stéphane Graber.

It is to be recalled that, the warm closing program of ToT program was conducted at Sheraton Addis on Tuesday 7 March 2023 and during the event, it was addressed that trainees will collect their diploma soon.

Accordingly, the diploma was awarded to participants by the Director General of FIATA, Dr. Stéphane Graber, the first director general of FIATA who came to Ethiopia to visit the national Association member of FIATA.

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Ethiopia on the Fast Track to Air Cargo Integration

Ethiopia hosts a two-day meeting of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) airfreight institute in an effort to identify tangible strategies to integrate into the global air cargo program at the Skylight Hotel, Airport Road. The meeting brings 10 members of the institute to the capital hosted by the Association Chairperson Dawit Woubishet. FIATA is an international organisation representing freight forwarders and logistics providers in over 150 countries. Dawit who is also the vice president of the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders & Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA) said the meeting is expected to ensure joint governance that reflects the current commercial standing for both freight forwarders and airline carriers.

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Global Logistics Players Converge in Addis to Level Air Freight Playing Field

Global Logistics Players Converge in Addis to Level Air Freight Playing Field
Global Logistics Players Converge in Addis to Level Air Freight Playing Field

Global logistics players gather in Addis Ababa to come up with feasible ways towards a comprehensive global air cargo program. The event that started on July 29 with continued sessions today at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel is hosted by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations’ (FIATA), and Airfreight Institute Chair, Dawit Woubishet of the Ethiopian Freight Federation Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA).

A key focus at the event was ensuring joint governance that reflects the current commercial standing for both freight forwarders and airline carriers. The objective is to foster a level-playing field for companies of all sizes globally, while streamlining and harmonising the complex web of overlapping rules around the world that many freight forwarders currently navigate, in the interests of facilitating the effective operation of global supply chain actors.

“Africa is one of the most fast-moving continents worldwide, with a large young workforce. FIATA is honoured to collaborate with EFFSAA, who have been working hard on improving training standards and growing their training services.” said FIATA’s Director General Stéphane Graber, adding, “Capacity building and digitalisation are key priorities for FIATA for Region Africa and Middle East, to create a strong and more resilient supply chain for all in the region.”

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Ethiopia Determined to Play Role in Improving Int’l Freight Logistics Dev’t: Transport & Logistics Minister

Transport and Logistics Minister Alemu Sime said Ethiopia is committed to playing its role for the improvement of the international freight logistics development.

The remark was made at the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) meeting that aims to accelerate progress in the logistics industry. Speaking at the two-day meeting that kicked off today in Addis Ababa, Transport and Logistics Minister Alemu Sime said the holding of FIATA’s meeting in the country is an indication of Ethiopia’s good performance in the sector.

FIATA Director-General, Stéphane Graber said on his part that Ethiopia has been working hard to improve the logistics industry in the past few years.

Graber also expressed the readiness of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association to support the logistics sector in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA) Board Vice President, Dawit Woubishet said the holding of FIATA conference in Ethiopia will help to facilitate the operation to meet the needs of African countries.

He added that the conference creates a good opportunity for Ethiopia to promote its strategic role in air cargo transport in its neighboring and surrounding countries.

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