Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

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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 is 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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Job Vacancy

Wanted - Qualified Shipbroker

Life as a Shipbroker | IMDO - Irish Maritime Development Office

Location: North Kent

We are currently looking to recruit a Qualified Shipbroker able to work in the UK, with 2-5 years’ experience sought by one of our members. 

Full time, based in North Kent, coastal & short sea experience with knowledge of the trade will be helpful.

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Latest News

Is scrapping likely to regain momentum?

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 7 March 2022
Within the world fleet of merchant ships, scrapping of older vessels has been subdued in recent years, although tanker demolition sales picked up in the past twelve months. But there are signs of a changing trend, resulting in much larger volumes heading for the breakers’ yards in the period ahead.
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Newbuildings become more desirable

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 14 December 2021
Amid reviving shipping market confidence a pickup in newbuilding orders has gained momentum this year. The main focus has been on container ships, accompanied by stronger orders for bulk carriers and gas carriers, while tanker ordering remained subdued.