The Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport - India

An International professional body for all sectors of the Logistics and transport industry.  Founded in the United Kingdom in 1919 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926. The India chapter of CILT, was formed in 1987 and has more than 2000 practicing professionals besides 35 corporate organizations as its members.

Our visions is to be the first choice professional body for Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industry and professionals nationally and be a premier knowledge sharing platform in the field of supply chain, logistics and transport management.

It was established to promote knowledge of the science and art of logistics and transport and to provide a source of authoritative views for communication to government, industry and the community. CILT is currently operating in 31 countries globally and has over 30,000 logisticians as it members.


Mission & Vision 

Our mission is to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education and by promoting logistics, transport and their associated supply chains to society as a whole.

Our vision is for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to enable innovation, excellence and value creation for both individuals and corporate bodies by being the leading membership organization and education provider within our community of professionals.


CILT India and Government

CILT India offers a platform for open dialogue and idea sharing between Government, Indian and Global Corporates and Logistics Service Providers, on contemporary topics and issues related to Logistics and Transport. CILT India will extend its whole hearted support to Governmental efforts to increase the efficiency of Indian Logistics and Transport sector be it related to Roads, Ports, Railways, Inland Waterways or Air Transport.

CILT India and Indian industry

CILT India will act as a knowledge disseminator and as an independent and influential voice on all issues related to the Indian Logistics and Transport sector.

CILT India will provide Indian industry an authentic platform to share their views and concerns related to Logistics and Transportation to the Government without any prejudice. CILT India will also act as a source of qualified professionals to meet manpower and skills requirement of the Indian industry.

CILT India and Logisticians

CILT India will provide a strong platform to the thought leaders in the industry to share their insights, experience and suggestions to a wider audience comprising of Governments, Industry bodies and other professional associations. CILT India will act as a store house for best industry practices that can be adopted for achieving Supply Chain and Logistics excellence, by the practicing professionals.

CILT India thus will also provide the Indian Logisticians an opportunity to actively participate and play their role in increasing Supply Chain and Logistics efficiencies. CILT India will also provide knowledge enhancement and networking opportunities for the professionals through its various Online and Offline events like Seminars and Conferences.

Overview of Indian Logistics and Transport sector

Globalization of supply chains has resulted in increasing complexity of Logistics needs globally. Its impact is also felt in the Indian Logistics industry, which is conservatively estimated to be around USD 60 Billion with a CAGR growth of around 10%. With the expected spurt in GDP after a few years of below par growth, Indian Logistics market is poised to take a quantum leap and reach approximately USD 90 Billion by 2019. The government is actively addressing some of the issues hindering the growth of Indian Logistics industry like complex tax laws regarding trade documentation, poor infrastructure and insufficient use of available technology. Imminent adoption of GST, Usage of RFID and other newer technologies to avoid road congestion in Toll plazas and State Borders, infrastructure boost in terms of Dedicated Rail and Road Freight corridors, development of newer ports and additional facilities in old ports, development of newer Inland Waterways etc., Humungous growth of the E-Commerce sector, are expected to give a huge fillip to the Logistics and Transport industry in India.  Increasing competition and cost pressures faced by the industry are also forcing the corporate sector to outsource their Logistics requirements at a fast pace and also to imbibe and adopt global best practices.

A new dawn is rising in the Indian Logistics scenario with proactive and business friendly government policies, favourable global business outlook and renewed optimism in the industrial environment. Concerted and united effort from all stake holders can make this golden period for the Indian Logistics sector.


What Do We Do

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in INDIA provides : -

Connection - Networking and sharing of good practice and innovations with professionals from across multiple sectors and modes through regional and national events, our Young Professionals and special interest groups.

Professional Voice - Representing and promoting the membership and profession through our publications and policy.

Professional Recognition - For members to be recognized as professionals by attaining and retaining membership, including chartered status.

Personal Development - Career advancement through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), education, qualifications, networking, mentoring and knowledge sharing.


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 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.


Mr. Shanti Narain, Former Member Traffic Railway Board, Government of India is the National Chairman of CILT India

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