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Stronger Together

“The Leading International Professional Body for everyone who works within Supply chain, Logistics and Transport”


How we began

At the Savoy Hotel in London, on 3 November 1919, a group of senior transport professionals met determined to change the world of logistics and transport. In the First World War they had seen the failures of moving goods and vehicles. Now in peacetime they wanted to create a professional body that would make a difference and set new standards. This was the birth of the Institute of Transport.

How we progressed

The group’s initial aims were to improve transport efficiency, enable transport integration and encourage talent development in the transport industry. Aims that we still strive to achieve today. In 1926 we were granted a Royal Charter by King George V with himself as the Patron and the Prince of Wales as the Honorary President. The Institute grew in importance and influence across the world. We established territorial organizations in ten countries and in 1971 we were granted the name of the Chartered Institute of Transport by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2001 we became the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport as the two leading professional bodies joined together.

Where we are today

With a wider representation now we are involved in every logistics and transport sector. We are focused on the original 1919 Institute aims of developing the science and art of transport and logistics. We do this through talent development and professional education throughout the world. As a family of professionals we come together in our annual International Convention in a different global location each year. There we reflect on our aims and plan our future. The vision of those first Savoy Hotel pioneers lives and breathes and continues to shape our world today.

Our Vision

To be recognized globally as the First Choice Professional Body for supply chain, Logistics and Transport

Our Objective

To Promote, Encourage and Co-ordinate the Study of the Science and Art of Logistics and Transport in All its Branches

Why you need to get to know us

Transport and logistics are key enablers for the world’s economic development and prosperity. They dictate how you get to your destination, how you get your products, how you meet your customer order, and how you do your business. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) supports the professionals who plan the routes, drive the trucks, bring in the raw materials, and store the goods safely. We are the leading international voice for supply chain, logistics and transport.

What we do

We create the right programmes and set the right goals. We are seen as the leading professional body globally by those both within and outside our profession.

Our plans: We are creating a strong model for growth based on regional development. We are adding new countries and identifying key markets for expansion.

Our services for our Members: We are passionate about our education and membership services. We strive to strengthen and improve them. We share best practices and learnings throughout our global family and encourage participation and advancement at all levels.

Our people: We aim to give robust and positive leadership of the Institute. We have created a talented team to further develop our organization.

What you see

These principles drive our behaviours.

Embracing Global Leadership – we think and act as global leaders of our profession and our industry.

Demonstrating Professionalism – we set high standards in the logistics and transport arena and we adhere to them.

Encouraging Diversity – we actively seek engagement from all in our industry whatever their skills, age, gender or nationality.

Being Passionate – our vibrant energy and progressive attitude are key in our drive for growth.

Becoming a Family – we are ‘Stronger Together’ as a membership body and as a leader in our industry. We are a global family.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka

The Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) Sri Lanka was established in 1984 and incorporated by the parliamentary act no. 08 of 2000. In 2001, following the merger of the two leading professional bodies, CIT Sri Lanka became the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka. In 2012, the Council of Trustees of CILT upgraded the status of CILT Sri Lanka from a Branch to a Territory. In doing so, the Council of Trustees recognized the high standards in performance, governance and membership development evidenced by CILT Sri Lanka over the past several years. This upgrading of status took place at the CILT International Convention and Annual General Meeting held in Birmingham from 11 – 14 June 2012. The notice of upgrade was presented to Mr. Romesh David, Chairman, CILT Sri Lanka, by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, who is the Patron of the Institute. CILT Sri Lanka is governed by a Council consisting of professionals representing all segments of the Transport and Logistics industry.

CILT Sri Lanka consists of two wings, Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka and Young Professionals’ Forum (YPF) Sri Lanka, which are dedicated for the development and empowerment of women and youth of the logistics and transport industry.

CILT Sri Lanka is a part of a group of eight Chartered Institutes – the Forum of Chartered Institutes (FCI) – whose objective it is to serve common goals for the ultimate benefit of Sri Lanka’s economy.