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Freight Forwarding Forum

Welcome to the CILT Freight Forwarding Forum!

The Freight Forwarding Forum is committed to supporting the interests of forwarding members within the institute and raising the profile of the forwarding sector to external audiences by highlighting the knowledge and professionalism of the industry.

We will be updating this page regularly to keep you informed of the latest developments. 

  • Our Mission
  • Objectives
  • Why join?
  • Activity
  • Organisation


Raise awareness of the value of the freight forwarding sector: knowledge underlined by professional recognition 


Highlight the lifetime value of freight forwarding as a profession 


Raise awareness of the career benefits of CILT membership

  • Engage with CILT members
  • Attract new forwarder members
  • Promote forwarding related events and increase quantity
  • Engage with other forums
  • Create links with corporate members
  • Work with new external partners
  • Make the institute relevant to all sizes of businesses
  • Meet and network with experts from the freight sector and your forwarding peers
  • Learn about latest developments and best practice in the forwarding and related sectors
  • Enhance your knowledge and careers skills

We are currently actively seeking input and engagement with:

  • Individual members
  • Corporate members
  • Forums
  • Regions

We are also seeking appropriate corporate partners externally and will update on progress in due course.

Our objective is to work towards the provision of the following:

  • Host suitable forum events addressing topical issues
  • Events and networking with other regions and forums
  • Forum eNewsletter
  • Directory of forum speakers/experts
  • Visits to forwarding/infrastructure facilities
  • Develop links with appropriate academics
  • Engage with senior industry leaders



The Forum is managed by a committee of senior forwarders and representatives from supporting sectors, comprising 10 members, Chair and Vice Chair (to be nominated.) 

Details of the current committee follow below.  We welcome offers for speaking, assistance, comments and suggestions.


  • Paul Kelly, FCILT - Chair
  • John Corr, MILT
  • Neil Gould,FCILT 
  • Ian Moran,CMILT 
  • Michael Fletcher, CMILT

Paul Kelly, FCILT - Chair
John Corr, MILT
Neil Gould,FCILT 

Related Useful Information and Links

Focus Articles

Focus Articles

  • What Price Sea freight after 2021 - November 2021 - View here
  • The changing forwarding environment - October 2021 - View here
  • Aviation 2050 green paper - May 2019 - View here
  • Focus Article - February 2019 - View here


​Focus Articles

  • Intelligent Mobility in the UK Freight Market – December 2015 – View here
  • Freight: Switching on to a Clean Future or Switching off Future Demand? – September 2015 – View here
  • Freight Forwarding Forum Launched at Multimodal 2015 – June 2015 – View here
  • Forwarders Pledge to Raise Profile – May 2015 – View here


  • Freight Forwarding Forum Launch Press Release - View here 
  • Forwarders pledge to raise profile - View here