Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

ICS home 04 London


As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.

ICS is internationally, widely recognised, as the professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.

Having been granted its Royal Charter in 1920, it now has 25 branches in key shipping areas, 4000 individuals and 120 company members. The Institute's membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' London & South East Branch is the largest and oldest branch within the Institute and are focussed on both the continuing professional education of our members and on providing them with networking opportunities.

The branch would like to thank the following companies for their support

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Latest News

Some highlights of the latest UNCTAD report.


Recently UNCTAD published its annual maritime report. The comments below highlight notable themes.

The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2017, obtainable for free on the organisation’s website (link below) was published at the end of October this year. As in previous editions, it provides useful comprehensive coverage of many aspects of the global maritime scene, including seaborne trade, the world fleet, freight markets, ports, legal and regulatory issues and maritime connectivity for developing countries.

Among especially interesting comments, global seaborne trade is viewed as having good growth prospects over several years ahead. This contrasts with some quite pessimistic predictions seen elsewhere.

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Next Event

Thursday 5 July 2018 - ICS London Branch / WISTA Summer Event


The London Branch and WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) will jointly hold a Summer Event at 18:00 on 5 July 2018 at The Oyster Shed (1 Angel Lane, London EC4R 3AB). Being one of the City’s finest watering holes, with panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames, it’s the perfect pub to retreat to for a glass of something special.

The ticket is £22 (including welcome drink and food) and please contact Mike to book your place in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07785 372217. (This event was previously planned for 28 June 2018 at the Water Poet).

(Image from, 3 June 2018)