Company Members Benefits


"Company membership benefits give us the opportunity to voice opinions and partake in discussions on legislative changes that affect our industry, training is also vital to our future and we wholly support the Institute's initiatives for our employees." Cory Brothers Shipping Agency Ltd

  • Joining the largest network of professionally qualified agency and broking organisations worldwide
  • International recognition of a Company-wide commitment to professional standards and education
  • Support of the Federation to promote and protect members' interests
  • Opportunity to raise matters of local, regional and national concern with Government and other bodies such as Customs and Immigration through the actions of Federation Council
  • The facility to apply for authorisation to collect UK Light Dues and by doing so recover a fee per certificate issued
  • The facility to apply for authorisation to undertake procedures on behalf of HMRC and other UK Government Departments.
  • Use of the Institute's Standard Trading Conditions: 2007
  • Access through Federation to FONASBA and at European level to ECASBA
  • Opportunity to nominate employees to stand as candidates for Federation Council and its committees
  • Information on national and international developments in trade, procedures and regulations through the regular Bulletin
  • Opportunity for company staff, whether they are professional members or not, to contribute to the work of that branch
  • Discounted Education and Training courses

Support of a lobbying organisation FEDERATION is represented on the following bodies: FONASBA -Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents ECASBA - European Community Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents - MIF - Maritime Industries Forum - BIMCO - International Ship Owners Association JCCC - Joint Customs Consultative Committee - the UK Customs consulting body JCCC Frontier Sub Groups and various Customs working groups MCA - Maritime Coastguard Agency - UK Government agency consultation committees Chamber of Shipping' various committees Home Office Border Management Group UK Government Border Security Liaison DEFRA - Marine Bill Consultation / Dice Food & Agriculture Department for Transport - Ports Policy review/ Various Consultations SITPRO Limited - formerly "The Simpler Trade Procedures Board" - a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Trade and Industry SITPRO Security Committee - cross trade body for Port Security SITPRO Port Policy and Procedures Group(PPPG) - a Port Liaison Group meeting around the country. Sea & Water UK Shortsea and Inland Water development group, Coastlink UK & EU Short Sea Container Group

Shipping Companies in today's busy world are constantly required to keep abreast of ever changing social and industry legislation. Company membership also provides additional education and training benefits. We at OBC Shipping Ltd found the best way to cover these requirements is by being Company Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

The Institute publishes quarterly a Newsletter for its Company Members.

Download here the latest issue of the Federation Magazine.



Please find below older issues of our magazine.



Download here the issue 17 of the Federation Magazine.

ICS-FED NEWSLETTER-15 _ JAN 2017 - cover icon

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ICS Federation Magazine Newsletter 14 Winter 2017 - cover

Download here the issue 14 of the Federation Magazine.


ICS-FED Newsletter - ISSUE 13 - LT COVER

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ICS-FED Newsletter - ISSUE 12 - cover for web

Download here the issue 12 of the Federation Magazine.

ICS-FED Newsletter - ISSUE 11

Download here the issue 11 of the Federation Magazine.


Download here the 10th issue of the Federation Magazine.