C S - UK
The Institute of Chartered
Shipbrokers, UK was incorporated by a Royal Charter on 21st
January 1920 with the aim of providing better definition
and protection of the profession or business of Shipbrokers
by a system of examinations and the issuance of certificates.
C S - East India Branch, Chennai
The East India Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
was established in 1995, on the momentous occasion of the
75th year of granting the Royal Charter to the Institute.
With a membership base of 18, it was considered appropriate to give thrust to Education and Membership during the first year. Today, the Branch has 39 Fellows, 113 Members and 5 retired Members. There are three Associate Member located in India.
its inception, the Branch has been conducting regular contact
programmes for the students. Volunteer Members and a few
outsides faculty acted as the resource persons for these
programmes. Branch level prizes were introduced with the
help of corporate sponsorships for outstanding candidates
in the examinations.
Branch has also taken the lead role in bringing together
other shipping related organizations like the Institute
of Marine Engineers, Company of Master Mariners, Merchant
Navy Officer's Association and the Chartered Institute of
Transport under an informal banner called the Marine Forum.
Branch Annual Day Celebrations which feature expert lectures
by eminent shipping personalities have become an arena for
various sections of the local shipping community to meet
and interact. The Branch had also organized seminars and
workshops in Bangalore,Kolkata, Cochin, New Delhi, Vizag
and Tuticorin in areas of topical interest to the local
shipping community in association with trade bodies.
Regional Meet held in the year 1997 at Madras organized
by the ICS, East India Branch was the first Regional Meet of
ICS held outside United Kingdom.
International Conferences on 'Professionalism in Shipping'
held at Chennai in November 1997, 'Towards Better Decisions
in Practical Matters' during February 1999, 'Shipping-Changes
and Challenges' conducted in February 22 & 23, 2002
and the 'Opportunities Ahoy' conducted on 9th and 10th December
2005 were grand success programmes. Apart from a galaxy
of shipping luminaries like Mr. Bruce Ogilvy, Chairman,
ICS, UK, Mr.D.T.Jospeh, The Secretary, Ministry of Shipping,
Government of India, Mr.Peter Grube of BIMCO, eminent persons
from India and abroad participated in the well attended
has also entered the annals of the Institute history by
hosting the first ever Regional Meet of the Institute where
representatives from Dubai, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Colombo, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai interacted with the
top officials of ICS London. It was a privilege to the East India Branch that it represented the India Region in the landmark
Controlling Council held in March 1998 which allowed representation
of Overseas Branches for the first time.
Continuous weekly meeting conducted by ICS, East India Branch
during the year 2000 discussed various topics related to
shipping industry by experts.(Pls refer under EVENTS for further details)