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TORONTO, July 11, 2023 – The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is proud to announce the launch of TraversEd, its new educational arm designed to meet the needs of freight forwarding organizations and learners outside of Canada.

Building on CIFFA’s 40-year legacy of successfully educating Canadians in Freight Forwarding and Logistics, TraversEd aims to extend this expertise to a global audience. Currently, CIFFA delivers training to over 300 Freight Forwarding member firms and partners with colleges across Canada, registering 10,000 students annually for the CIFFA Certificate in international freight forwarding.

TraversEd offers flexible, customized world-class education and certification through two distinct delivery methods:

  1. Online and On Demand – in partnership with international corporations, and global freight associations/ networks

TraversEd’s asynchronous online courses allow learners to start and finish at their own pace, from anywhere in the world. These interactive, fully narrated lessons are designed to challenge and teach the competencies required by Freight Forwarding organizations.

Training new and existing staff can be costly and time consuming, as can maintaining training programs to keep up with constant change. These online courses are solutions for Freight Forwarding companies to offer as initial training to new employees and to build the skill sets of their future leaders. Global networks can also partner with TraversEd to offer their members the same great training.

  1. Instructor-Led – in partnership with a university or college.

Many international business, supply chain and global logistics programs do not cover specific competencies required to fulfil the complicated role of an international freight forwarder. TraversEd will ensure that students receive specific education on the competencies sought after by employers.

TraversEd offers post-secondary institutions the tools to easily integrate one or all courses into a new or existing international business curriculum. TraversEd’s proven partner method provides complete e-textbooks, instructor guides, course syllabus, slides, online examinations, online lessons, and support for instructors.

The core offering is the TraversEd Global Trade Certificate (TGT), which includes completion of 1 to 3 levels in the following courses:

  1. International Transportation and Trade – Level 1 or 2
  2. Essentials of Freight Forwarding – Level 1 or 2
  3. Advanced Freight Services – Level 3


TraversEd and CIFFA currently partner with 16 College institutions in Canada and multiple Freight Forwarding networks including Globalia Logistics network, RW Solutions, the Cooperative logistics networks, and Conquerer freight network. TraversEd will now begin partnering with US and international academic institutions, associations and corporations – providing custom education and training solutions that are easily integrated to meet learner goals.

For more information on TraversEd’s TGT certificate course offerings, existing partnerships, or to learn how to become a partner, visit TraversEd or connect with us on LinkedIn.


The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 300 regular member firms from the largest of global multi-national freight forwarding firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, member firms of CIFFA facilitate the movement of goods around the world. Freight forwarders provide a vital link in Canada’s global supply chains, enhancing export capabilities and assisting in the delivery of competitive solutions to Canada’s importing and exporting communities.


About TraversEd

TraversEd offers world-class international freight forwarding education programs and certificate courses. Our courses are designed by industry leaders and equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the global logistics and freight forwarding industry. We also partner with US and international academic institutions and businesses, providing custom education and specialized training solutions to help develop the next generation of professional global freight forwarders. TraversEd is a member of AACSB International (AACSB).

Media Contact:
Stephen McDermott
V.P and CLO TraversEd

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