The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers represents the sectors of
its Company Members through its Trade Association, Federation
What is the Federation?
As a Council of the Institute, Federation acts as the
representative body and Trade Association for Company Members. It
is authorised to take decisions on behalf of the Company
Membership, except where those decisions would affect the overall
policy of the Institute, in which case any proposal shall require
ratification by the Institute's governing body - Controlling
Founded in 1984, Federation Council promotes and protects the
interests of Shipbrokers, Managers, Port and Liner agents in
consultation with the UK Government, statutory bodies and the
European Commission. Federation is governed by a Council of 13
elected Company Member representatives together with the elected
Officers of the Institute.
Federation manages a number of standing committees, which act
and advise on behalf of members and the industry in their specific
Federation has permanent membership of a number of Government
and industry consultative bodies, including HMRC, Home Office,
DEFRA, DfT, DTI, MCA, SITPRO and the Chamber of Shipping.
It is also the recognised Government national contractor for
certain-sector specific shipping business activities controlled by
HMRC, DfT, and Trinity House. Federation also links with
International organisations including FONASBA, ECASBA, BIMCO, the
Baltic Exchange, Intertanko and Intercargo.