Carri Marais has joined the British International Freight Association (BIFA) as a trainer for freight and customs procedures, adding to the training team. Carl Hobbis, an executive director at BIFA, who oversees training activities, expects a strong demand for the association’s courses and programs in 2022 after another excellent year: “With the appointment of another full-time trainer to our training delivery team, we now have a four-strong team based in Yorkshire, Manchester, Birmingham and Heathrow, which will enable us to deliver more training days for our members during 2023.”
Carri, previously with DB Schenker Road Freight, has over 25 years of experience in logistics, including managing import/export, team building, customs, customer service, and key account management. She has also worked at UPS-SCS and IFE Global Logistics. She will now be a trainer for freight and customs procedures at BIFA, based in South Yorkshire.
BIFA director general, Steve Parker adds: “Brexit, the switch from CHIEF to CDS, and the development of a relevant international freight forwarding specialist apprenticeship, are among a number of issues that have led to a significant increase in the demand for our training programmes. Carri’s appointment strengthens the team and helps to ensure that we have the resources in place to meet demand.”