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Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Professional Institute
Founded 1999 (origins from 1919)
Headquarters UK
Key people

Dr. Dorothy Chan (Hong Kong)International President[1]
Keith Newton

Secretary General
Website CILT, International

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 30,000 members in over 30 countries. This international body is also known as CILT International to distinguish it from the National Councils, sections and branches.

The principal objective of the CILT is "To promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport", which it achieves both through its membership and professional qualifications. It provides extensive opportunities for training and mentoring.[2]


The Institute of Transport (IoT) was founded in 1919 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926[3] to become the Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT).

In 1999 the Chartered Institute of Transport and the Institute of Logistics (IoL) combined activities to become the Institute of Logistics and Transport (IOLT). In 2004 "chartered" was adopted into the title, which now reads Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Chartered membership

Chartered Membership is the Institute's senior professional grade of membership. Only professional bodies that have been granted the Royal Charter can award chartered membership, such as: Chemical, Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineers; Certified, Chartered, Public Finance Accountants; and Surveyors. CILT's Chartership is of equivalent standing to these, and applying for it requires demonstrating achievement of educational attainment, professional competence and Continuing Professional Development to a panel. A Chartered Member is awarded the post-nominal letters CMILT.

Chartered Members who have attained important positions or have had distinguished careers can be nominated for Fellowship, with the post-nominal letters FCILT.

Teaching and qualifications

The Institute has a programme of teaching and qualifications, which can lead to a diploma or a degree in transport or logistics. In addition, they certify academic degrees from other institutions, such as the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, providing their graduates with exemption from examinations for proceeding to chartered status.


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is represented by National Councils, Sections, and Branches in the following countries:

  • Australia (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia - CILTA)[4]
  • Bangladesh
  • Benelux (through the UK)
  • Greater China
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hong Kong - CILTHK)[5]
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North America
  • Pakistan
  • Poland-
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


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  2. ^ Brockbank, Anne & McGill, Ian (2006). Facilitating Reflective Learning Through Mentoring and Coaching. London: Kogan Page Ltd., p. 69. ISBN 0-7494-4448-7.
  3. ^ CILT(UK) website accessed 06/03/2007
  4. ^ CILTA - Australia Branch
  5. ^ CILTHK - Hong Kong Branch

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