Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

Thursday 3 October 2019 - Branch Annual General Meeting 2019


ICS London & South East Branch
Annual General Meeting will be held on
Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 1815 hours

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
30 Park Street,
London SE1 9EQ

Interested in joining the branch committee and have the time to get involved in organising events and regularly free to attend committee meetings!

Contact: Mike Harrison FICS
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Thursday 7 November 2019 - End of Year Event

Jointly with SPNL, the London Branch will hold our end of year event from 18:00 on Thursday 7 November 2019 at The Liberty Bounds pub (15 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AA). This is a great opportunity to network.

To book your place, contact Mike Harrison FICS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text him at 07785 372217. 


Monday 2 December 2019 - Panel Seminar: Charting Maritime Careers - Inspiring Future Professionals

Join the Nautical Institute onboard HQS Wellington (berthed at Victoria Embankment, near Temple tube) from 5.30pm on 2 December 2019 for a panel seminar to explore the career options available in the maritime industry.

Speakers will include: David Tubb, Recruitment Director at Spinnaker and Fena Boyle, Policy Manager at the UK Chamber of Shipping, as well as Andrew Bell, Marine Manager, Stephenson Harwood and Gordon Lowe, Dry Cargo Fleet Manager, Zodiac Maritime.

The session will be followed by a networking drinks reception. For more information, click here.

To register your attendance, please contact Gordon Lowe: 

Tel: 0786 084 9968

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(Image from, 26 November 2019)

Thursday 30 May 2019 - Opportunity to Network at our new venue Revolution Bar

The Branch invites you to come along for a great social night to this superb venue and meet members of the Institute, students and committee to learn more about the Institute, Professional Qualifications and opportunities within the Maritime Industry.

The new venue will be "REVOLUTION BAR” at 140-144 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4QT. (Nearest underground Liverpool Street.)

First Drink (Beers/Wine) will be provided. Until tab expires,

RSVP Mike Harrison (for catering purposes) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0) 7785 372217.


Monday 2 March 2020 - JIM Lecture onboard HQS Wellington

We will be participating in Joint Informal Meeting (J.I.M) lectures onboard HQS Wellington on Monday 2 March 2020 (starting at 17:30 for 18:15 lecture) as part of charitable maritime education.

All students, Members and Fellows of the Institute are invited to attend this lecture which will discuss ‘China’s Seaborne Trade’. 

The speakers: Richard Scott FICS and Capt Michael Robarts FICS will focus on the ship types, cargoes and sea routes which fuel China’s economy.  

Richard Scott FICS started his career as a dry cargo broker and has since spent the majority of his career as a shipping analyst. He is now also a lecturer at London City University on their MSc course and continues to research dry bulk trades.  

Capt Michael Robarts FICS began his career at sea on a wide variety of ships before coming ashore into the ports sector and is also a Chartered Shipbroker.

The lecture is hosted by the joint group of these professional societies: Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers [London Branch], IMarEST, RINA, Royal Institute of Navigation, British Association of Cargo Surveyors and the Nautical Institute [London Branch]. 

HQS Wellington (berthed at Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN) is the white ship on Victoria Embankment [turn right when leaving Temple underground station]

The event is free to attend but please register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Image from, 26 November 2019)

Monday 15 April 2019 - ICS London Branch Revision Evening

We are pleased to announce that this spring's Revision Evening will take place at Clarksons Platou (Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1BF) in the evening of Monday 15 April 2019, from 18:00 to 21:00.

All those who are registered as students are welcome to attend this event for whichever subjects they are taking. The plan for the evening will be as follows:

 - Part one: A talk by Rita Barnish FICS about how to prepare and revise, exam techniques and how to structure answers. This is a presentation you must hear if you haven’t sat awritten exam for a while.

 - Part two: A presentation by Richard Scott FICS about where to find market information on topics being studied. Richard is an accomplished lecturer in maritime studies.

 - Part three: Open session where students can meet and talk with Members and Fellows of the Institute who have experience and specialisms in particular subjects. This gives the opportunity to go through past exam questions and talk about specific parts of each subject’s syllabus.

The Revision Evening is an excellent opportunity to prepare for exams and be able to get help with particular areas of the subjects. It is an event where students can also meet and talk about the exams and relax.

Important: this event is free of charge to attend but please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and also inform us BEFORE 8th APRIL which subjects you are studying, so that we can arrange to have an expert available to answer your specific questions on those subjects.

Wednesday 5 February 2020 - Institute Open Day

The Institute Open Day will be held on 5 February 2020 at the Baltic in the afternoon and all potential students and members are welcome to join us. For more details, please find below flyer.