We are the voice of the nuclear transport industry. Dedicated to safe, secure, efficient, reliable and sustainable transport of radioactive materials.
Each day thousands of shipments of radioactive materials are transported around the world.
The World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) was founded on 28 April 1998 to represent the collective interests of the nuclear transport industry. The founder members were British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (UK), Cogema (France) and the Federation of Electric Power Companies (Japan). The new organisation is headed by Sten Bjurström and has a Head Office in London and satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo.
WNTI gains provisional Consultative and Observer status with IMO, IAEA, ICAO.
WNTI establishes it’s first Working Groups HEX-T and St-1.
WNTI publishes it’s first document: The International Safety Regime.
Attends first TRANSSC meeting and thereafter, constantly attends IAEA revision meetings on Transport Regulations, including TRANSSC, Revision Panel, Technical Meetings & Consultant Services Meetings.
WNTI TS-R-1 Working Group is established.
WNTI industrial site visit programme begins and singled out for praise by President of 2003 IAEA International Transport Safety Conference.
WNTI establishes student sponsorship programme with the World Maritime University, and has since sponsored 9 students from 8 countries around the world.
WNTI holds it’s first Semi-Annual Members Meeting (SAMM).
WNTI participates in PATRAM in Berlin in September.
WNTI celebrates its 10th Anniversary of operations.
WNTI co-hosts 16th PATRAM in London and wins AOKI AWARD for organisational long-term contribution at PATRAM 2010.
WNTI presents at IAEA Conference on Safe and Secure Transport of Radioactive Material: The Next Fifty Years, coinciding with 50th Anniversary of the first publication of the IAEA Transport Regulations.
Portos do Norte, in Mozambique, is approved by the ANEA to accept shipments of Class 7 radioactive materials with support from WNTI.
WNTI participates in 1st IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Standards Committee (EPReSC) in Vienna.
WNTI hosts its first Transport seminar in the Middle East (Amman, Jordan) in partnership with INMM
WNTI co-hosts 18th PATRAM in Kobe, Japan.
The WNTI celebrates its 20th Anniversary and marks the occasion at the UK Houses of Parliament in London.
WNTI is official partner in the 11th International RAM TRANSPORT conference in association with The Nuclear Institute.
The WNTI Full Member category was introduced in April 2018, in February 2019 Sellafield became WNTI’s first Full Member. Full Members make a substantial commitment and are actively involved in WNTI’s strategy and development. Mike White joins the WNTI Board of Directors to augment this status.