The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is a worldwide organization
with a mission to promote professional career development in logistics and
transport. The original name was the
“Chartered Institute of Transport” but with the recent recognition of logistics
as a central linkage for transport a decision was made in the new millennium to
merge with the Institute of Logistics.
Institute was established in 1891 and is headquartered in London, UK from which
it received its Royal Charter in 1926.
The Institute comprises members, some 32,500 worldwide, who are
individuals engaged in the management, operation and planning of logistics and
all modes of transport. It is an
autonomous body and is apolitical.
The International Council heads the Institute as the governing body made
up of representatives from the supporting national organizations plus the
President, Vice Presidents and officials.
The Administrative head is the Director General based in London.
Members based in other countries are joined in small branches or
territorial organizations – but membership fees are paid direct to the
International Council on a special scale for independent members.
The re-organization into the above was made in early 2000s to
facilitate, inter alia, membership growth and retention particularly in the
current environment where currencies have been changing rapidly making it
difficult to maintain subscriptions levels in the traditional way with the UK.
Thus in Malawi, an independent National Section, was created which is
Administer own affairs;
Determine its own
Subscribe “per capita”
fees to the central body – the International Council;
membership status to the International Council.
Deliver and administer
educational and examination programmes.
Independent National Sections also exist in Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria,
South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
There is close liaison between the local branch of CILT and such
organizations as the Ministry of Education, Universities, Colleges, employers
and employers’ associations, other statutory bodies, etc In this way, local
needs where appropriate, are sure of being recognized and incorporated into
professional education schemes.
CILT Malawi Branch's Vision, Mission and Values are as follows:
Click here to download strategic plan CILT Malawi Branch.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - Malawi Branch