The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) is the professional body for those engaged in various sectors of transport and logistics, including air, sea and land, for both passengers and freight transportation. The Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT) was formed in the United Kingdom in 1919 as the Institute of Transport and became a Chartered Institute in 1926. The Institute first set up the Hong Kong Branch in 1968 and it was upgraded to the Hong Kong Section in 1972. On 1 October 1991, the Hong Kong Section was upgraded to National Council status and renamed as the Chartered Institute of Transport in Hong Kong (CITHK). This change gave CITHK the authority to handle all Institute matters independently.
The transport and logistics industry is increasingly recognised as a profession with equivalent standards to any other profession. The designatory letters FCILT, CMILT and MILT signify a respected professional standing within the logistics and transport industry. They also signify membership of a professional body which is represented worldwide. Wherever they go, they are guaranteed to meet fellow professionals with whom common ground and interests are shared. Furthermore, the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct is a clear indication of how seriously the CILT and its members take its responsibilities.In addition to enjoying all of the above benefits, individual members are entitled to use MILT (for Members), or CMILT (for Chartered Members), or FCILT (for Chartered Fellows) as appropriate, after their name. The prestige that attaches to these designatory letters is recognised in the industry throughout the world. They are taken as the proof of a high level of professional achievement and practical experience. Also they are fully recognised for the purpose of career advancement and promotion by the Hong Kong SAR Government and many major transport companies. They are also accepted as a degree equivalent qualification by tertiary institutes of graduate studies.
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