Friday, June 30, 2017

Logistics and Transport Institute Offers Courses Designed to Aid Post Brexit Freight Movement

Shippers and Forwarders Encouraged to Gain AEO Accreditation
Shipping News Feature
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is encouraging all companies involved in the supply chain, including both shippers and freight forwarders, to become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), in order to ensure the United Kingdom operates frictionless borders post-Brexit (as detailed in our previous article). As such, CILT has announced the dates for its premier AEO courses, essential instruction for all supply chain operators offering support, training and guidance to enable companies to gain this 'must have' accreditation status.

AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that an organisation’s customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. As of May 2017, only 568 companies in the UK held AEO status and CILT is championing AEO certification to aid its members to gain competitive advantage, recognition for professional competence and trouble free border crossings.

The courses: An Introduction to AEO and AEO(S) Security & Safety and ISO28001, will be held in London on 26th and 27th July and in Birmingham on 14th and 15th September.

The route to becoming an AEO certified operator is an extensive and detailed process, with approximately 95% of AEO applications failing. CILT says the instructive courses it offers will help operators understand AEO and assist them through the rigorous AEO application. To book your place on the courses, or for more information, visit:

An Introduction to AEO – London – 26th July
AEO(S) Security & Safety and ISO28001 – London – 27th July

An Introduction to AEO – Birmingham – 14th September
AEO(S) Security & Safety and ISO28001
– Birmingham – 15th September