First freight forwarding diploma for Ireland

IRELAND’S first diploma in freight forwarding is now accepting applicants. The course is administered by the Irish International Freight Association (IIFA), has International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations approval and is subsidised by International Trade Skillnet.

“The IIFA has pledged, through its educational and representative capacity, to raise the level of professionalism of the freight forwarding sector in Ireland to the highest standard possible and this course accomplishes just that,” said Colm Walsh (right), chief executive officer of the IIFA. “We are delighted to be working with International Trade Skillnet on this course. With their help, we are now able to offer this course at a subsidised price to those who fill the requirements. Their support proves how vital on-going training is regarded in all industries of business today.”

Mary Meehan, network manager of International Trade Skillnet, added: “Companies are facing challenging times at present in relation to rising transport costs, distribution and supply chain security. We believe this course can provide the specialist knowledge and expertise needed for the consolidation, storage, handling, packing and distribution of Ireland’s community of importers and exporters.”

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