FFFAI Chairman Mr Shankar Shinde (at the centre) along with Mr Tej Contractor, President-IIFF (on his left) and Mr Nirav Thakker, Hony. Secretary, IIFF (on his right) launching of the Online Diploma in Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding by IIFF.

After running 16 successful Batches the Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF) on 3rd July 2022 IIFF launched its 3rd Online Diploma in Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding on 2nd July 2022, which would take place over 300 hours on weekdays from 7pm to 9pm with participants across India with tremendous responses and participation from students.

President of IIFF Tej Contractor welcomed all Dignitaries, Faculties and Participants of the program who were present for the Inauguration, followed by Secretary of IIFF Nirav Thakker who shared a background of the IIFF and its parent organization, Federation of Freight Forwarder’s Associations in India (FFFAI).

The students were keen on learning right from the start of the inauguration & received insights from the FFFAI Chairman Shankar Shinde, Chairman Elect Dushyant Mulani, Secretary Vinod Sharma, Treasurer and Office bearer in charge of Training Sudhir Agarwal and Secretary Nirav Thakker.

Being the Chief Guest in this occasion FFFAI Chairman Shankar Shinde spoke on the utmost importance of training and skill development for enhancing domain knowledge concerning the logistics industry. His powerful speech left a very positive impact amongst the students. He encouraged the students to be updated with shipping news as currently there are numerous changes that the industry is going through. According to him, future looks very bright for this segment.

The chairman further announced a special discounted registration offer for students wishing to participate in the Biennial Convention of FFFAI which is being held from August 12 to 14, 2022 in Chennai FFFAI, which would offer good opportunities to listen to the government representatives, industry leaders and experts. In addition, there would be huge opportunities for interactions with the industry stakeholders from across the country as well as overseas.

The FFFAI Chairman complemented the teaching method followed by IIFF, which is based on practical/field experiences, which is a unique aspect of the course.He concluded his speech with a thoughtful note “Keep learning Keep doing”.

Dushyant Mulanigave an enlightening speech about the industry and the importance of knowledge and training in life. It was a delight for students to hear him.

Vinod Sharma, Secretary of IIFF encouraged all participants with a grand welcome to the FFFAI Fraternity and stressed upon the value of learning/training for the aspirants looking for better future in the logistics industry. 

Taking cue from Sharma, Sudhir Aggarwal added valuable inputs to the students and wished them all the best for the future with an interesting quote “Exercise is to the Body what learning is to the mind.”

Nirav Thakker also enlightened the gathering with the functioning of the Institute and shared more information about the course and other aspects of the institute. He also gave course guidelines and later concluded the session with a vote of thanks.

The students were quite positive to be associated with the institute and there was a sense of appreciation amongst them for taking the right decision to join the industry.

The first session was conducted by Vishnu Sippy on Customs. The lectures will now be held regularly, every Monday to Friday from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM and Saturday from 3 to 7 PM.