FFFAI Ties Up With IIM Mumbai & IIFT Kolkata to Launch Courses on Shipping & Logistics

The Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI), in its 4th EC meeting held on February 28-29, unveiled a landmark development in the interest of the entire logistics industry in India. The umbrella organization of Indian Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders has tied up with two of the most prestigious academic institutions, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Kolkata, to launch courses on Shipping & Logistics through collaboration between FFFAI’s training arm Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF).

It is pertinent to mention that IIM Mumbai is a graduate business school under the Ministry of Education in India and is ranked 7th among B-Schools of India. On the other hand, the IIFT is an autonomous educational institute under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It was granted ‘Deemed to be University’ status in 2002.

“We are thrilled to unveil a game-changing opportunity that’s set to transform your career in Shipping, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management! FFFAI, with its well-established training arm IIFF and in collaboration with IIM Mumbai & IIFT, Kolkata to launch the Certificate Course in Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management on April 13, 2024, and April 15, 2024, respectively,” an excited Dr. Nirav Thakker, Hon. Secretary, IIFF share the news. 

The PG Diploma Certificate on Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management course will be validated by IIM, Mumbai. “It will be a huge opportunity for FFFAI members as well as all aspirants from the Logistic industry to avail the benefits of this course across the country thanks to the online facility,” he added. 

Complementing Dr. Thakker, Dr. Pramod Sant (Director General FFFAI), who is closely monitoring as well as evaluating IIFF courses, observed that completing these courses is most likely to generate tremendous job opportunities for the IIFF-IIM Mumbai as well as IIFF-IIFT Kolkata certificate holders with very lucrative packages.

He further pointed out that during these courses there will be unparalleled knowledge and networking opportunities. The course contents will cover Import-Export, Customs Broking, Port Operations, Shipping & Freight Forwarding, Multimodal Transportation, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Data Analytics, AI, and other allied activities. Both courses will be conducted by top Faculty from IIM, IIFT, and Industry Experts from FFFAI/IIFF.

In his address, Mr. Tej Contractor, President, IIFF highlighted that the institute has already carved a niche in the logistics industry training domain as well as the academic sector. Mr. Contractor said that IIFF is receiving regular requisitions to provide placement in their companies. He also appreciated the efforts of the FFFAI’s Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Shankar Shinde and Chairman Elect Mr. Amit Kamat in signing the Agreement between FFFAI and IIM Mumbai as well as IIFT Kolkata.

“This is a great opportunity for all the logistics service providers to enroll their Next Generation Leaders, to sharpen the skills of the existing workforce, and most importantly to provide a stepping stone to the wide opportunities in the logistics sector for aspirants who wish to make their mark in the burgeoning logistics industry sector,” said Mr. Dushyant Mulani, Chairman, FFFAI.

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