The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) has expanded its Certification in Transportation and Logistics program in Asia. To gain entré into this region, the group has signed an agreement with the China Communications and Transportation Association (CCTA), the largest association for transportation and logistics in China. In cooperation with its newly launched Beijing Logistics Institute, CCTA wi ll begin certifying members this year. "Everyone in this business knows that China is the largest market for future logistics professionals," says Ed Emmett, president of AST&L."CCTA is involved in all modes of transportation and includes carriers, shippers and intermediaries, so it is clearly the organization we need to have as a partner."