Maastricht University - Campus Venlo students win FACE-UP Air Cargo Competition 2018

Caroline Larisch alumna (graduated in 2018) and Danny Jonker are both among the three winners of the FACE-UP Air Cargo Competition 2018, a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Dallas (USA).

The winners will travel to the World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, USA. Here they will get to learn about industry developments, attend workshops and of course network. At the end of the conference during the closing assembly all three finalists will have to present their thesis in a 10 min presentation in front of more than 1200 top-level cargo industry professionals.

Caroline Larish is looking forward to the symposium: “I’m super excited for this event and I’m proud to represent my master’s programme Global Supply Chain Management and Change, Maastricht University and of course also my thesis!”

The winners and their thesis

  • Caroline Larisch
    Corporate Sustainability Initiatives in the Fast Fashion Industry - Aspects of Consumer Awareness
  • Danny Jonker
    The average parcel size in e-commerce shipments - a variable in coping with congestion in carrier networks?
  • Femke Sickler
    Enhancing the cargo value chain for KLM Cargo with regards to the acceptance process, trucking schedule, and data communication. An in-depth case study for Denmark, Amsterdam

FACE-UP Air Cargo Competition
"The idea is to bring fresh energy into the air cargo industry by offering opportunities that will assist the professional development of talented graduates with a passion for the industry. Air cargo is growing at an impressive rate and we want young people to be a part of unlocking, and benefitting from this potential," said Glyn Hughes, IATA's Global Head of Cargo.

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