About us

West Africa Branch

In recent years, West Africa has experienced increased shipping activities leading to a larger involvement of ICS in the sub-region through its growing pool of local members. In a bid to better serve the region, ICS officially recognised Oil and Marine Agencies Ghana Limited (OMA Ghana) to host its West African branch in Ghana. In this regard, OMA Ghana in conjunction with ICS launched the official opening of the West Africa Branch on 16th April 2010 at an event in Accra Ghana attended by 80 persons.

To date, ICS West Africa branch is rapidly growing collating Members not only from Ghana, but also from Cameroon, Mali, Monrovia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria where a new chapter has been lauched recently. Currently, the branch has 53 Members. With the plan of establishing a local branch in Ghana to offer face-to-face lectures, the region is set to acquire more members. The Branch celebrated its one year anniversary with an anniversary dinner and it was attended by most of the members in Ghana. After a few years the Branch is still faced with numerous challenges which we hope to overcome in the course of time.

In Ghana the sub executives are made up of Fred Dartey and Keteku Gibson. We hope to have such representation in Nigeria in the course of time.


Who is who in 2020-2021

Chair Frank Tony Eshun FICS 
Vice-Chairman Tami T. Adu (FICS)

Nathaniel Kojo Nti (MICS)


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - West Africa Branch


c/o Oil & Marine Agencies

Ground Floor

TDC Towers

Community 2


E: westafricabranch@ics.org.uk

T: 233 303 203945 / 203965

F: 233 303 203763

Nigeria Chapter

Chapter Chairman Chris Ebare FICS

E: westafricabranch@ics.org.uk




West Africa Branch Project

ICS West Africa Branch Library - project


Ghana Maritime Library

A maritime library for West Africa


It all started with the the Institute's Book Drive project.

Books have been collected through the donations of branches, members and companies around the world with the aim of building maritime libraries in those centres where the Institute operates in challenging circumstances.

Students need a place to study, access to the internet and the resources that many take for granted. Most of all they need quality reference books. So the Book Drive project started with the aim of providing maritime books for the Institute centre in Mombasa, Kenya. Since its start in February 2018, the project has helped delivering about two thousands books in three different countries.

Our West Africa Branch has gone a step further and has launched a bigger challenge: building a home for those book donations as well as a space for local maritime students.

You Can Help


Fundraising has already begun and you can support the construction of the Ghana Maritime Library through donations of any amount either directly into the Institute Education Trust Fund.

For more details please contact ICS Head Office in London, UK via email at:


Or call us T: +44 (0)20 7357 9722


Donate NOW

Bank Transfer

Bank: Zenith Bank Ghana Limited


Payment from Outside Ghana
Members making payment from outside Ghana:
Account Number: 4060800341 (GBP A/C)

Payment within Ghana
Members making payment within Ghana:
Account Number: 7040800691 (GBP A/C)

Bank Address: Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd
Premier Towers, Liberia Road, PMB CT 393, Accra
Tel.: +233 302 253376
Swift Code: ZEBLGHAC

Beneficiary: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) West
Africa Branch) Ghana

Reference: (Your name or company name and details)

If you would like to know more about the Book Drive project

or the Ghana Maritime Library project,

please feel free to contact

the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers West Africa Branch at: