Business, Freight News

A new voice for freight forwarding

[ March 26, 2015   //   ]

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is to set up a Freight Forwarding Forum to boost awareness of the sector and raise professional standards in the industry. Chaired by Actualis Marketing founder, chartered CILT member and regular FBJ contributor, Paul Kelly, its mission is “to raise awareness of the freight forwarding sector, the value it adds to the nations supply chain and the professionalism of its members.”

Kelly commented: “The forwarding sector is part of an industry contributing over £20bn to the UK economy, but its unique capabilities have been ignored for too long. The Forum is committed to highlighting the innovative solutions that forwarders provide to protect their clients competitive advantage and showcase the lifetime value of freight forwarding as a profession.”

He stressed that there would be no conflict with the established British International Freight Association: “We recognise the critical role that BIFA play, as the industry’s trade association, and hope that they will work with us, to the benefit of our mutual members.”

The Forum will seek to engage with all forwarding CILT members and reach out to young forwarding professionals. The Forum Committee also intends to invite corporate members – forwarders, shippers and logisticians – to highlight their contribution to the nations supply chain and how they integrate with forwarding operations and help raise awareness of the industry.

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