Logistics and transport professionals work across a wide variety of disciplines, modes and industry sectors and members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flow and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. First established in 1919, as The Chartered Institute of Transport - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT International family with over 33,000 members in countries around the world.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT (UK)) aims to add value to the individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education and by promoting Logistics, Transport and their associated supply chains to society as a whole.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) delivers many services through nine professional sectors; Active Travel and Planning, Aviation, Bus and Coach, Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Supply Chain, Operations Management, Ports Maritime and Waterways, Rail and Transport Planning. These provide specialist activities and multi-sector engagement through their associated Forums and Policy Groups. The Institute currently has over 25 specialist Forums, including opportunities for Young Professionals.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) offers members:
Connection: Networking and the sharing of good practice and innovation with professionals. The Institute works across multiple sectors and modes through regional and national events, and their Young Professionals and special interest groups.
Professional voice: Representation at government level and amongst other key stakeholders within the community. This is achieved by promoting the membership and profession through our publications (Logistics and Transport Focus) and policy (policy groups).
Professional Recognition: Opportunities to demonstrate their professional competence through achievement and progression through the Institutes professional membership grades. The Institute is able to award Chartered (grades page) status to members who can demonstrate that they meet the stringent criteria.
Personal Development: Support to develop a professional career within the profession through Continuing Professional Development, Education, qualifications, networking, mentoring and knowledge sharing.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International, formerly The Chartered Institute of Transport, was formed in 1919 and was granted its Royal Charter in 1926.
The growth of its overseas sections led to a restructuring in 1994 under which 10 national councils were established in various parts of the world. The Institute operates as a co-ordinating body and custodian of the Royal Charter. The Chartered Institute of Transport in the UK (CILT UK) was formed as the United Kingdom National Council and is the largest national council with over half the total worldwide membership of CILT. In 1999 the former Institute of Logistics and Transport (ILT) took over from CIT UK as the UK National Council.
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 'The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK'. All National Councils are effectively 'chartered' through their membership of CILT and are represented on its governing Council. CILT continues to hold the Royal Charter under the authority of the (UK) Privy Council. Subject to certain qualifications, individual members of any National Council hold chartered status under the authority of this Royal Charter.