Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

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Welcome

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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Latest News

Problems ahead for ship operators

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 23 October 2020
 
Numerous problems facing ship operators in the years ahead are visible, now overlaid by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. An informative discussion and analysis of the various challenges has just been published.
 
On 1 October the International Chamber of Shipping published its Annual Review 2020, with a cover sub-title of ‘Heroes at Sea’. The Chamber describes itself as the principal global association for shipowners, focusing on regulatory, operational, legal and employment matters. Members are national shipowners’ associations from 37 countries.
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Refocusing on shipping decarbonisation

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 22 September 2020
 
Endeavouring to cope with many and varied effects from the coronavirus pandemic remains the shipping industry’s principal challenge. But another difficult task is also obvious: how to decarbonise vessel movements.
 
Publication of a new report a couple of weeks ago has contributed to refocusing attention on this problem. The International Energy Agency has published Energy Technology Perspectives 2020, a voluminous 400-page analysis looking at decarbonisation across all energy-consuming sectors during the next 50 years. Changes affecting shipping are included in detail.
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New Video About the Dry Bulk Sector

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 7 August 2020 
 
At the end of July this year a new short video was released by The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, usually known as Intercargo.
 
The video is entitled Dry Bulk Shipping: Sustainably Serving the World’s Essential Needs. It aims to provide a broad, up-to-date overview of the dry bulk scene, increasing awareness of this sector’s function and vital contribution to global trade.
 

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