Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

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Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International
Professional Institute
IndustryLogistics and Transport
Founded1999 (origins from 1919)
HeadquartersCorby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
Kevin Byrne – International President[1]
Keith Newton – Secretary General[2]
ProductsMembership Organisation
WebsiteCILT 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 learning opportunities with a range of internationally recognised qualifications and courses.[3] For those who need support and assistance with their Continuous Professional Development, CILT have an International Awards Committee that offer a range of scholarships and awards. [4]


The Institute of Transport (IoT) was founded in London on 3 November 1919 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926[5] 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.

Membership and Chartered membership[edit]

The institute of Logistics and Transport offers five grades of membership: Associate, Student, Member (MILT), Chartered Member (CMILT) and Chartered Fellow (FCILT).[6]

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 (CPD) 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[edit]

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 and The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, providing their graduates with exemption from examinations for proceeding to chartered status.


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is represented by National Councils and Branches in the following continents and countries.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our Board - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Keith Newton - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "International courses - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Awards and sponsorship - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Our story - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Membership Levels - CILT". Retrieved 9 June 2018.

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