SLA inagurated the Singapore Registry of Accredited Multimodal Transport Operators (MTO Registry) on 6 April 1995.
It is a self-regulatory body which promotes the interest of the freight forwarding industry in Singapore as guided by the UNCTAD/ICC Rules for multimodal transport documents.
The Registry endorses the issuance of the FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading as one of its stringent membership criteria. The requirement gives sanction to the well-established shipping document, which is based on internationally accepted and recognised terms and conditions.
The applicant for membership must be an Ordinary or Qualifying member of the SLA.
The applicant has in force a liability insurance policy which is appropriate to the nature of the logistics services provided by it and which has a minimum coverage of US$500,000 for any one claim.
It is obliged to issue the FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading and satisfy all criteria for its issue.
It must be licensed under this Registry and conform to its rules, regulations and bylaws.