The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
CILT is the professional body for everyone in the logistics, passenger-transport, transport-planning and related industries, and is dedicated to supporting, developing and representing all specialisms at all stages of career development. Membership of CILT, which is represented in more than 30 countries across the world, gives members the tools they need to realise their ambitions and to progress throughout their career, by keeping them informed of the latest news and information, as well as by providing comprehensive opportunities for continuous professional development.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) is the pre-eminent independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers.
Professional development and qualifications
Professional qualifications from introductory levels through to MSc; continuing professional development to record members’ personal career development; mentoring from experienced professionals in members’ area of operation; and training courses, including the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). CILT(UK) offers the following qualifications and programs:
Faculties and forums
Information, events and networking tailored to members’ specific areas of interest. CILT(UK)’s four faculties cover transport, resources, supply chain and technology, and between them cover 26 specialist forums, including customs, manufacturing, warehousing, RFID, aviation, outsourcing and freight, to name but a few.
Events and awards
National events and lectures, such as: the Institute’s Annual Convention and Exhibition; the Sir Robert Reid Rail Lecture and Annual Awards for Excellence; faculty and forum events in specific areas of interest; and regional events held in members’ local areas. The Institute holds around 300 events each and every year, and these provide opportunities for learning, personal development and networking.
The Knowledge Centre
This is Europe’s largest logistics and transport library, accessible in person or online – including The Knowledge Bank, with remote access to full-text articles from more than 4,000 trade journals, 600 abstracted journals, over 1,100 country economic reports, 10,000 company profiles and 1,600 reports from Datamonitor.
Logistics & Transport Focus
A 12-times-yearly magazine that includes: articles, case studies and information covering all aspects of the supply chain; news from the logistics and transport sectors; institute news; industry jobs and much more.
As the focus for professional excellence and the development of the most modern techniques in logistics and transport, the Institute aims to encourage the adoption of policies that are both efficient and sustainable.
The former Institute of Logistics and Transport was formed in June 1999, following the integration of the Institute of Logistics and the Chartered Institute of Transport in the UK. In April 2004, the Institute’s membership voted in favour of ILT adopting the word ‘Chartered’ into its title. In May 2004, the Institute officially became CILT(UK).
CILT(UK) is organised into a series of committees and sub-committees that report to the Institute’s Council and Board.
A global network
CILT International now has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts helps to connect CILT(UK) members with worldwide expertise.