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Stronger Together

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


Our History

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. The Institute of Transport was born.

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 organisations in 10 countries and in 1971 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 the 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 at our annual International Convention at 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, breathes, and continues to shape our world today. With a Global membership of over 33,000 in 100 countries, CILT is present in 34 countries across the Globe, providing a professional identity to those in the ever expanding Logistics and Transport sector.

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

What you see

These principles drive our behaviors

    • 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 keys in our drive for growth.

    • Becoming a Family

We are ‘Stronger Together’ as a membership body and as a leader in our industry. We act like 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 the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (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 of performance, governance and membership development evidenced in CILT Sri Lanka over the past several years. The award was made at the CILT International Convention and Annual General Meeting held in Birmingham from 11 to 14 June 2012, was presented to Mr. Romesh David, Chairman, CILT Sri Lanka, by HRH 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 and is among the eight Chartered Institutes, forming the body – The Forum of Chartered Institutes (FCI), with objectives to serve common goals for the ultimate benefit of Sri Lanka’s economy. Further, CILT Sri Lanka consists of two wings namely, Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka and Young Professionals’ Forum (YPF) Sri Lanka dedicated for the Women and Youth of the Logistics and Transport industry.