Date: 17/03/2023

FFFAI celebrates International  Women’s Day in Mumbai; emphasises women’s participation in logistics 

The Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 at its headquarters in Mumbai. A good number of the FFFAI Women’s Wing members participated in the event in person and online. 
Ms Mamta Saini, Additional Commissioner of Customs, Nhava Sheva, the Chief Guest, while addressing the participants, shared her experience and underscored that when women move into the professional world, they not only proficiently handle their assigned jobs but also the household responsibilities simultaneously. She commended the women Customs Brokers fraternity and said gets inspired by them. She concluded her speech reciting a powerful poem suggesting women to be strong enough to be self-reliant.
Dr Swati Pitale, Principal, S. D. College, the Special Guest, said it was a good occasion to sign a MoU with FFFAI. As per the MoU, both the organisations will be carrying out joint activities for capacity building programs, knowledge creation programs and research projects pertaining to this sector.
The core activities will cover the following: To conduct FFFAI-concurred courses in cooperation with SD College; Joint research in the areas of common interest; Marketing activities to promote the joint courses.
FFFAI Chairman Mr Shankar Shinde, while congratulating the women participants, said that the changing dynamics are creating opportunities for women in logistics. “It is very encouraging to see women’s participation in logistics as we are now witnessing women taking equal challenges of attending operational tasks in fields as well,” he said.
Mr Sudip Dey, FFFAI Vice Chairman, guiding the Women’s Wing, showcased the present and future scenario of the logistics industry and opportunities available for the aspirants.
The Convenor, FFFAI Women’s Wing, Ms Chaitaly Mehta, emphasised that the logistics industry is the backbone of global trade and world economy, that touches and changes lives every single day in every single corner of the world. She appealed for more women to join this thriving sector for an exciting career option.
The Mentor, FFFAI Women’s Wing, Mrs Philomena Pereira, one of the seniormost women in the logistics industry, also shared her experience. She highlighted that the industry provides many verticals to build a career or business, thrive and make one’s dreams a reality.
The other participating members of the Women’s Wing were Ms Hemal Joshi, Ms Madhu Daga, Ms Rita Guha, Ms Sreelatha, Ms Divya Shetty and Ms Rajshree Verma who also shared their views on the prospects of the logistics industry, said a release.
source: Exim News Service; Mumbai, March 16