Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

London & South East Branch - Social Connections

London & South East Branch Committee, February 2020

Our social and networking events are an important and popular feature of the Branch calendar.  They ensure that Members and Fellows and guests from the shipping community can meet and chat.  The Branch thereby makes full use of London as a shipping centre and we also hold events annually in Southampton in March.

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Investors Are Cautious about Ordering Newbuildings

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 22 March 2019
Activity in the newbuilding market remains quite subdued, compared with many previous years. Signs pointing to an upsurge in the immediate future are absent. Looking at the broad pattern of new vessel ordering, a revival has unfolded since annual orders collapsed to a very low volume three years ago, but the recovery has been restrained.

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New Chairman elected and new committee members joined

At the London and South East Branch AGM on 4th October 2018, a new Chairman was elected for the ensuing year. David O’Sullivan FICS, a broker with Clarksons, takes up the reins from Marianna Vitazkova FICS who had held office for the previous three years. David is seen receiving the Chairman's Badge of Office from Chris Hibbert FICS, the branch Controlling Council Representative. David also accepted the Past Chairmans Badge on behalf of Marianna who could not attend following the recent birth of their baby daughter Sasha Vienna. 

The committee for the ensuing year also welcomed a new member Marianna Xifara MICS and also pleased that Vladislava Todorov MICS who had previously acted as the Students Representative agreed to join as a full committee member.
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The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, March 2020
The Institute has delayed the May exams until July, details as follows:
The delayed May examination session will be two weeks from 6th July as below:
6th July 2020      
09:30 - 12:30       Logistics & Multi-Modal Transport
13:30 - 16:30       Liner Trades
7th July 2020      
09:30 - 12:30       Introduction to Shipping
13:30 - 16:30       Shipping Business
8th July 2020      
09:30 - 12:30       Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
13:30 - 16:30       Dry Cargo Chartering
9th July 2020      
09:30 - 12:30       Ship Sale & Purchase
13:30 - 16:30       Legal Principles of Shipping Business

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London & South East Branch Busy with Education

London & South East Branch Committee, February 2020

The London & South East Branch has a range of exciting events for both students and members throughout the year.  The main events are social and networking, as well as several education events to support students preparing for PQE exams and professional development for members.

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UK maritime looks ahead to 2050

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 7 February 2019

In late January 2019 the UK Department for Transport published a comprehensive 336-page report entitled Maritime 2050 – Navigating the Future. This report is based on a study initiated by the government twelve months earlier. It looks at how the UK’s multi-faceted maritime activities - including shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries - have been developing, and what action is needed to make progress over the next three decades.

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New UNCTAD Annual Report About the Maritime Scene

by Richard Scott FICS, member of London & South East Branch Committee, 12 October 2018

The 2018 edition of the highly respected Review of Maritime Transport was published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in early October. It is available free of charge on the UNCTAD website (link shown below). As usual, the report comprehensively covers developments in international seaborne trade (chapter 1); structure, ownership and registration of the world fleet (2); freight rates and maritime transport costs (3); ports (4); and legal issues and regulatory developments (5).

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The Institute remembers those who lost their lives

Chairman of London & South East Branch David O’Sullivan FICS assisted by Jeffrey Blum FICS represented The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers at the remembrance service organised by The Honourable Company of Master Mariners  at the Merchant Navy Memorial, Tower Hill on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11th November 2018, 100 years after the end of World War One.
David and Jeffrey laid a wreath on behalf of The Institute followed by a reception at Trinity House.
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