Industry organisations

Association of International Courier and Express Services. AICES membership, which includes as DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS, employs more than 29,000 people directly,and is responsible for over 95 per cent of the international courier and express shipments moved through the UK every day.

Alliance for European Logistics
The Alliance for European Logistics is a “one-of-a-kind” industry coalition, bringing together companies that both provide and use logistics services in Europe. The Alliance works with European policy-makers to raise awareness of the unique role that logistics plays in helping Europe meet its industrial and environmental objectives.

Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA)

AMHSA is the voice of the UK automated handling industry and includes the principle UK companies that supply over 80 per cent of all automated handling equipment purchased in the UK.

APICS Supply Chain Council
APICS SCC, was formed through the 2014 merger between APICS and the Supply Chain Council. The Supply-Chain Council was organised in 1996 by Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and AMR Research, and initially included 69 voluntary member companies. APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance.

Bonded Warehousekeepers Association
The Bonded Warehousekeepers Association exists to support its members with regular updates, appropriate training courses, and access to help and information in areas such as Customs & Excise, Health & Safety and Legal Compliance.

British Industrial Truck Association
The British Industrial Truck Association, BITA, is the trade association representing fork-lift truck manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and media operating in the UK.

British International Freight Association
BIFA’s role is to provide a focus for the international freight distribution industry. It says its mission is: “To provide effective representation and support for the UK international freight services industry; to promote good practice and total quality in the provision of freight services by all members, and to encourage the membership to observe the highest standards of professional competence”.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The professional body for those individuals and organisations that are involved in, working in, or that have an interest in, the logistics and transport sectors.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
CIPS aims to promote high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.

European Association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services. It was founded in 1958 and represents the majority of national organisations of freight forwarders and customs agents both in the European Union and on a continental level.

Confederation of British Industry
Lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. It aims to work with the UK government, international legislators and policymakers to help UK businesses compete effectively.

Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management based in the Cranfield School of Management, provides an international focal point for advanced teaching and research in the field of logistics, supply chain management and transport management.

Department for Transport
The Department for Transport’s objective is to oversee the delivery of a reliable, safe and secure transport system that responds efficiently to the needs of individuals and business.

European Federation of Materials Handling
FEM’s mission is to represent the technical, economic and political interests of the materials handling industry, and communicate with the European institutions on its concerns and needs.

European Logistics Association
ELA logo 140217 The European Logistics Association is a federation of 30 national organisations, covering almost every country in Central and Western Europe. ELA’s goal is to provide a forum for networking and promotion of the logistics and supply chain profession.

European Logistics Users Providers & Enablers Group
ELUPEG seeks to promote and facilitate horizontal collaboration – cooperation across rather than along supply chains. By bringing together non-competing and even competing companies, massive improvements in asset utilisation, carbon reductions, customer service and cost reductions are possible.

European Shippers’ Council
ESC represents the interests of companies represented by 12 national transport user organisations and a number of key European commodity trade associations. The Freight Transport Association is the UK member.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the “Architects of Transport”, employing around 8 – 10 million people in 150 countries.

Food Storage and Distribution Federation
The Food Storage & Distribution Federation is the trade body in the UK that supports the interests of the food and drink logistics supply chain.

Fork Lift Truck Association
The Fork Lift Truck Association exists to raise standards in the materials handling industry; protecting the interests of consumers and improving safety and productivity in the workplace.

Freight Transport Association
The Freight Transport Association represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate more than 200,000 goods vehicles – almost half the UK fleet. In addition, they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight.

Frtiz Institute
The Fritz Institute is a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with governments, nonprofit organisations and corporations around the world to innovate solutions and facilitate the adoption of best practices for rapid and effective disaster response and recovery

Global Shippers’ Forum
The Global Shippers’ Forum represents shippers’ interests and that of their respective organisations from Asia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. It was formally incorporated and registered as a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom in June 2011.

Global Supply Chain Leaders Group
The mission of the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group is to be the premier resource for senior level supply chain leaders.

Health & Safety Executive
Britain’s Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.

Industrial Agents Society
The Industrial Agents Society (IAS) operates in the UK commercial property market, with a few members in mainland Europe.

International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84 per cent of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

Institute of Road Transport Engineers
The Institute of Road Transport Engineers was founded in 1944 to encourage ever-higher standards of excellence. it is particularly concered with safety in operation. It is now part of the Society of Operational Engineers.

Institute of Couriers
The IOC aims to promote of professional and safe practices in serving the industry and its customers, in addition to promotiing best practices for individuals to improve their skills and qualifications.

Institute of Grocery Distribution
The IGD aims to provide thought leadership and supply chain best practice for the Food and Grocery Industry. It provides a forum for discussion, learning and opportunities for improvement and the development and sharing of best practice.

International Air Cargo Association
TIACA aims to bring together all the links in the air logistics chain. Its stated mission is to advance the interests of the air cargo industry and strengthen its contribution to world trade expansion.

International Chamber of Shipping
The International Chamber of Shipping and the International Shipping Federation are the principal international trade association and employers’ organisation for merchant ship operators, representing all sectors and trades and over 75% of the world merchant fleet.

International Federation of Warehousing and Logistics Associations
The Federation, a non-profit making body, was developed to fill the need for an international organisation comprising people whose main business is the storage of customers’ goods. Each year the Federation hosts a warehousing logistics industry convention in a different region of the world.

International Road Transport Union (IRU)
The IRU, through its national associations, represents the road transport industry world-wide with the mission to ensure the mobility of people and goods. It is international guarantor of the TIR carnet system under which trucks are sealed by customs upon departure and can cross several borders without further checks until they reach their destinations.

Rail Freight Group
RFG’s aim is to promote cost effective rail solutions for freight. RFG has more than 150 member companies, ranging from shipping line Maersk to retailer, Marks & Spencer. Members include customers, logistics providers, suppliers, terminal operators, ports and freight train operating companies.

Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage industry.

Royal Logistics Corps Foundation
The purpose of the Royal Logistic Corps Foundation is to promote professional excellence within the Corps. It aims to provide a focus for The RLC’s professional excellence and engagement with external logistics organisations from industry, academia, professional bodies and the professional media and facilitate engagement with them. It promotes exchanges of ideas, experiences and concepts between RLC soldiers and officers and the appropriate civilian/commercial organisations. And it coordinate ‘thought leadership’ in military logistics by ensuring the Corps remains abreast of leading edge commercial logistic practices.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
The SMMT is the trade association for commercial vehicle manufacturers and is the organiser of the annual Commercial Vehicle Show.

Transaid is an international development charity that aims to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods across Africa and the developing world through creating better transport. The organisation was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and its Patron is HRH The Princess Royal.

Transport Research Laboratory
Internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world class research, consultancy, advice and testing for all aspects of transport.

United Kingdom Warehousing Association
UKWA was originally established as a trade body for the third party warehousing and logistics sector, but it now embraces all companies that provide warehousing or other logistics support services in the supply chain.

World Shipping Council
The goal of the World Shipping Council is to provide a coordinated voice for the liner shipping industry. The WSC and its member companies partner with governments and other stakeholders to collaborate on actionable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging transportation problems.