American Society of Transportation and Logistics to partner Shipping Academy, Colombo

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American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders in the US to insure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics.

The CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) Certification Program began in 1948. ASTL also offers the Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS), the Distinguished Logistics Professional (DLP), and the Global Logistics Associate (GLA).

ASTL’s mission is to facilitate education and certification in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. ASTL’s membership of shippers, carriers, educators, students, consultants and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and are committed to raising the professional standards in the industry.

In 2010 the ASTL and the Singapore Shippers’ Academy came into agreement to certify courses and to develop curriculum to suit the needs of the industry with ASTL international certification. ASTL works with many universities in the United States and a well established certifying authority for the Chinese logistics industry.

With its connection to the Singapore Shippers’ Academy they have now expanded their scope to Sri Lanka, and in 2011 it was agreed to collaborate to certify and endorse courses conducted by the Shippers’ Academy Colombo.

At the Transcomp 2011 annual sessions, held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in association with the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), Laurie Denham, President ASTL and CEO Shippers’ Academy Colombo Rohan Masakorala agreed upon to collaborate this joint arrangement to develop professionalism in the field of transport and logistics in Sri Lanka.

Masakorala said that this would be a new opportunity for the Sri Lankan logistics industry with the new initiative to bring in American certification to the emerging maritime economy of Sri Lanka.