Worldwide surface transportation is the key issue for those operating in this area of freight forwarding. The MTI consists of four Working Groups; Working Group Sea Transport which meets three times a year, Working Group Road and Rail Transport which meet twice a year, and Working Group Sustainable Logistics. The Working Groups deal with all issues concerning the respective bodies and the impact of international organizations, governments, and transport operators thereon, all of which affect the freight forwarding industry worldwide.
The purpose of the MTI is to keep freight forwarders advised of legislative developments and their implementation where it may impact their activities. MTI represents the global freight forwarding industry to international organizations and furthermore, keeps the freight forwarding industry up to date concerning ongoing talks with and the decisions of these bodies (e.g. ICC, UN, UIC, IRU). The MTI is also involved in policy making. The MTI may ask for a body’s advice and, having received it, initiate policy decisions, lobby international organizations, and formulate papers and press releases. It is important that the MTI and its Working Groups have active participation from specialists in surface transportation from around the world in order to be effective.
MTI meets bi-annually at the Headquarters’ Session in Zurich and at the Annual World Congress. The MTI agenda addresses all surface transport issues that are of concern to the freight forwarding industry and reports on the work of its Working Groups.
Any member who has a surface transport issue which they believe is of concern to forwarders in general, would first advise the Secretariat, who, upon consultation with the working group or groups concerned, will decide whether the matter should be referred to one of the Working Groups for consideration.
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