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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Next Events

Monday 18 - Friday 22 October 2021 - ICS London Branch Revision Evening

Our Revision Evenings for the November exams will be provided to all ICS examinees globally 18-22 October 2021 ~ see the flyer below for details!
In addition, London and South East Branch committee members are available to assist students with any queries or questions relating to subjects covered in the syllabus. Send your questions to 'This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'.

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Latest News

ICS London and South-East Branch - Chaiman's Report

1ST JUNE 2020 – 31ST MAY 2021

This has been a challenging year due to Covid-19 as the Government imposed restrictions on people travelling to work or travelling, attending work, or meeting face to face or even socializing. These restrictions severely impacted upon the branch, as we have been forced to reduce our activities and cancel some events. 

However, London and South-East branch have managed to continue functioning through online meetings. We are indebted to Head office, Jeffrey Blum, and Jonathan Marks for their support in hosting and assisting with the online challenges of setting up and managing these meetings.

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How fast is the fleet growing?

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 24 September 2021
An important influence has been helping the global shipping industry to move towards a better balance between demand and supply. Fleet expansion has tended to be more controlled than seen in some previous market phases. This feature has been reflected in higher freight rates in several sectors.
But perceptions vary and, occasionally, discordant observations are made. For example, during the recent London International Shipping Week a leading shipowner stated publicly that growth in the bulk carrier fleet has almost ceased. Is that correct? A close look at the statistics suggests otherwise, and the difference between the ‘stories’ is quite large.
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A useful shipping market analysis

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 3 July 2021
The latest edition of a regular half-yearly review of the global shipping market was published a few weeks ago by Danish Ship Finance and can be accessed free of charge on this company’s website.
The authoritative content of the DSF’s Shipping Market Review is a valuable resource for Institute students and members alike.
Topics analysed in the Review include demand, supply, and market changes in the container, dry bulk, crude tanker, products tanker, LPG and shipbuilding sectors. Each section contains an analysis of recent trends and what influenced these, accompanied by some thoughts on what could happen in the next twelve to eighteen months.