Freight transport, by whatever mode, is considered to be part of the service sector, and the demand for freight transport is the result of activity in other sectors of the economy such as manufacturing and retailing. As a service, freight transport is an intangible product, it has no physical form. Although the product being transported can be stored or stockpiled, the freight transport activity itself cannot and must, by definition, be used at the point of consumption. Value is only added to the transported product at the point of delivery. In modern economies where efficiencies are sought in all sectors of industry, three qualities are expected from a freight transport system, namely availability, reliability and responsiveness.

Course Objectives

This course aims at explaining in general terms the freight transport industry and the environment in which it operates, describing how the industry is regulated both nationally and internationally as well as outlining the strategies and best practices available to a road freight business.

CILT Egypt is the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – CILT International - the premiere professional body for those engaged in sectors related to transport and logistics. Established in 1919 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1926, CILT has an exciting history behind it, but is always adapting to stay consistent with current logistics and transport issues. 

The principal objective of the Institute is “To promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport” through both its membership and networking activities and its educational qualifications.

As the sole representative of CILT in Egypt, we are responsible for the promotion and administration of institute membership. CILT Egypt is also entrusted oversight of professional qualifications delivery by accredited training providers.

CILT Egypt also provides support to policy makers and practitioners in both government and the private sector in the elaboration and implementation of strategies and action plans that serve to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness.

It is also worth mentioning that CILT Egypt offers its members the opportunity to establish links with logistics and transport practitioners around the globe as well as have access to interna-tional best practice in logistics and transport through their participation in forums, symposia, conferences and seminars organized by the CILT Community worldwide as well as other international and regional organisations. 

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