Company Member 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

  • 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.


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