Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

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The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' London and South East Branch is the largest and oldest branch within the institute. We provide networking events and continued professional education for our members and those studying for membership exams. Our members include shipbrokers, cargo charterers, ship owners and managers, port agents, legal and insurance professionals, and finance specialists.  

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is internationally and widely recognised, as the professional body in the maritime arena and a major provider of education and training.  The institute sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified individuals.  it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.

Having been granted its Royal Charter in 1920, it now has 27 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 London and South East Branch is formed by a committee under the institute Byelaws and Royal Charter. The committee consists of shipping business professionals who have full membership of the institute.  The committee meets throughout the year to decide on networking and educational events. The committee is supported by the institutes' secretariat at head office and has a representative on the Controlling Council. We also have an educational officer who arranges support for those studying for professional qualifying exams.  To find out more see below for upcoming events. 

The branch would like to thank the following companies for their support

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Next Events

Upcoming events for 2024

22 February 2024 - Drinks party to celebrate exam results

Where: Langbourns  77 Gracechurch St London, Greater London EC3V 0AS from 17:30  - 22:00

Members should email: chairman@icslondon to reseve a space

15 May 2024 - 3rd Annual London Charterers and Shipbrokers Forum

Where: The Dutch Church conference centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA from 0930 - 1630

This event is organised by Binnacle Ltd in support of the ICS london and South East Branch.  For advertising email: will@binnacleltd

Members should register at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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.