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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally
recognized professional body representing Shipbrokers, Ship
Managers and agents throughout the world.
23 Branches in key shipping areas, 3500 individual and 120
Company Members, Membership of ICS represents a commitment
to maintaining the highest professional standards across
the shipping industry worldwide.
has a worldwide reputation for the quality and diversity
of its educational provision ranging from its Tutorship
distance-learning programme to bespoke packages for companies
as part of their in-house education programme. The Institute
believes that all managers should have a thorough knowledge
of the law, insurance, economics etc., so that they can
communicate with a specialist professional. ICS sets and
examines the syllabus, in consultation with the Shipping
Industry, for Membership.
Qualifying Examinations of the Institute covers a wide spectrum
of subjects. Candidates can specialize in any of the following
subjects. Dry Cargo Chartering, Ship Management, Ship Sale
and Purchase, Tanker Chartering, Liner Trades, Port Agency,
Shipping Law, Marine Insurance, Financial and Management
Accounting, Multi-Modal Transport & Logistics. It is
essential that every candidate specialize at least in two
areas. The Institute also grants exemption from appearing
in certain papers for those candidates who possess specific
educational qualification in the field.
Institute also awards the Foundation Diploma in Shipping
mainly for those candidates who are starting a career in
Shipping. The Foundation Diploma helps in gaining basic
knowledge in specific aspects of shipping business.