Membership Benefits

ICS

Promoting professionalism in the shipping industry worldwide

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

The Global Network of Shipping Professionals
GLOBAL REPUTATION Over the last hundred years, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has earned an unmatched global reputation from the international shipping industry’s major players as the professional body to commercial shipping worldwide. The letters MICS and FICS do make a point of difference in a very difficult and ever changing service sector which remains dependant on the knowledge and trust of its key decision makers. Governments across the world are seeking the ICS’ opinion on relevant shipping issues.

ICS is a vibrant and go ahead professional body that is meeting the demands of the shipping profession in all corners of the globe.

Why become a member of shipping’s professional body?

The single most important factor in the shipping industry is the INDIVIDUAL. Professionally qualified individuals are BETTER placed to make BETTER decisions on behalf of themselves, their companies and their clients. Professionalism couples a comprehensive understanding of one’s business with trust and integrity. ICS members combine the knowledge gained through study and proven through examination with a business ethic based on “Our Word Our Bond” that imparts confidence into the industry worldwide. ICS members are shipping’s professionals.

Feel the benefit of your ICS membership
Are you making the most of the information on offer? Tap into the collection of shipping journals, papers and reports to keep up to date on all the latest developments in the industry.

Keep up to date

Online Forum

Do you have some specific questions? Why not post them on the online forum and invite members of the global network to respond.

Business Development

Whether it is for your own shipping information, Professional Development, training in the work place or how to make your business more competitive, try our member’s only resource centre. It has many Shipping Guides, management, training and PD packages available. Our online member’s events and contacts section gives members access to the list of latest branch events in 24 areas worldwide. As a member you will receive the ICS journal ‘Shipping Network’ and its e-zine ‘ICS News’

Communications

Personal Development

It is always useful to have a point of contact for any eventuality. As a member you have access to a global network of shipping professionals and therefore access to career possibilities. Whether it be employment or redundancy we are here to help. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your case.

ICS Member Discounts ICS has negotiated discounts in the following areas: Hotels, flights, travel Insurance, car hire, airport parking, ferries, foreign rail & Eurostar/Eurotunnel. Negotiated rates with Hotel Express, Dove Travel, IAPA Travel Insurance. Keep healthy in business ICS in association with HMCA and BUPA offer a range of private healthcare packages at a special member’s only discount rate. For access please visit www.ics.org.uk. Over the last hundred years, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has earned an unmatched global reputation from the international shipping industry’s major players as the professional body to commercial shipping worldwide. The letters MICS and FICS do make a point of difference in a very difficult and ever changing service sector which remains dependant on the knowledge and trust of its key decision makers. Governments across the world are seeking the ICS’ opinion on relevant shipping issues.

Members Only Area
For full access to the following member benefits please visit www.ics.org.uk and log on

Members Resource Centre:

 Rhema - PD, Training and Management packages. Multiple business solutions and virtual seminars for business success  Hill Dickinson Shipping Guides – Maritime Pollution, Cargo Conventions, Mediation, Arbitration Guide & Maritime Acts, Civil Procedure Rules, Shipbuilding Contracts, Construction, Arrest Regimes, Limitation of liability and Maritime Liens, Time Clauses and Hull Clauses.  Riviera Maritime – Tanker Shipping & Trade publication.     Britannia Risk watch Drewry Insight Tankers Norton Rose Journal Moore Stephens – Bottom Line Magazine Training update courses Seminars Workshops Lectures

Shipping Journals:

ICS Events
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MBA Scholarships

There is an opportunity for members, with the appropriate entry qualification, to be awarded a scholarship for the tuition fees of the MBA programme from this world renowned organisation.

ICS Branch Contact Details
Australia / New Zealand Branch ics-anz@pams.org.au +61 (3) 9642 2210 Calcutta Branch debgroup@vsnl.net +91 (33) 229 2471 Canada Branch andrew@cosbc.ca (604) 681 2351

Chennai Branch office@icsmadras.org +91 (44) 25357367

Cyprus Branch sfyfe@uniteammarine.com +357 (25) 846 218

East Anglia Branch fiona_hood123@btinternet.com 01394 601 132

Germany Branch secretary@ics-german-branch.de 00 49 368 077 51 Greece Branch helmc@otenet.gr 0030 210 4125945

Hong Kong Branch john.wilson@andrew-moore.com +852 2861 3313 Humber Branch grstark@grstark.karoo.co.uk 01482 899 851 Ireland Branch icsbeducation@eircom.net

Kenya Branch silvester@esl-eastafrica.com +254 41 2229784

Liverpool Branch johnk@quality-freight.co.uk 0151 677 9168

London Branch generalmanager@fonasba.com 0207 623 3113 Mumbai Branch gksarkari@samsaragroup.com +91 (22) 6696 5000

Newcastle upon Tyne Branch matthew.hunt@portoftyne.co.uk 07778 207 145 Pakistan Branch mahmoodi@mintship.com +92 (21) 285 8050

Scotland Branch george.christie@gacworld.com 01324 482811 Singapore Branch hnscl@singnet.com.sg +65 6226 1502 South Africa Branch megan@ics.za.org +27 31 207 8115

South Wales and The West Branch moore@dgm7.fsnet.co.uk 029 2089 2419 Sri Lanka Branch ics sl@sltnet.lk +94 (11) 2451 599

Tees and Hartlepool Branch michael.crager@gacworld.com 01642 637 500 UAE Branch admin@icsuae.ae 06-5333 556

“Take it from us, all other things being equal, the ICS qualified candidate will get the job” Phil Parry – Chairman, Spinnaker Consulting

Promoting professionalism in the shipping industry worldwide

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
85 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0AA Tel: +44 (0)20 7623 1111 Fax: +44 (0)20 7623 8118 E-mail: membership@ics.org.uk www.ics.org.uk