Young Achiever of the Year

The Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand said that trade assistant Olivia Kinnane has become only the second female winner of the Singapore Airlines Cargo-CBAFFYoung Achiever of the Year title. Olivia, 21, who works for the Christchurch office of Oceanbridge, won the award in the face of strong competition and a record […]


The Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand said that trade assistant Olivia Kinnane has become only the second female winner of the Singapore Airlines Cargo-CBAFFYoung Achiever of the Year title.

Olivia, 21, who works for the Christchurch office of Oceanbridge, won the award in the face of strong competition and a record number of entries. CBAFF president Willie van Heusden said the excellent quality of entries and Olivia’s success was a very positive sign in the face of international skills shortages and he hoped it would encourage other female school leavers and graduates to enter what remains a largely male-dominated industry.

Olivia’s prize includes a trip to Singapore, courtesy of award sponsor Singapore Airlines, where she will meet with international experts and view an airport and seaport in action. She will also speak at the 2008 annual CBAFF conference.

Olivia’s win also secures her entry into the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year competition.