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ICS recognized as strategic partner by China Ministry of Transport and Shanghai International Shipping Center
Posted on Monday, January 18, 2016
"Glory and New Journey" ICS recognized as strategic partner by
China Ministry of Transport and Shanghai International Shipping
6th January 2016, at the threshold of the new year, the Grand News
Release Hall of Government Residence of Shanghai PUDONG Municipal
Government witness the grand ceremony of Tripartite Cooperation
Agreement between ICS, PQA of Ministry of Transport of P. R. China
and China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
The ceremony was followed with the launching of "International
Shipping Professionalism Development Program" initiated by ICS.
For the first time, there will be a Shipping Training Program
which is recognized by both the top shipping qualification
authority in China - PQA and the worldwide recognized shipping
qualification institute from the UK - ICS.
Mr. Cai Jun, the Deputy Party Secretary of the Shanghai
Municipal Transport Commission, Ms. Julie Lithgow, Director of ICS,
Mr. Zhu Chuan Sheng, the Vice Director of PQA and Mr. Jian Da Nian,
the Deputy Head of Pudong New Area delivered speeches with mutual
expectations to promote professionalism of the China shipping
Mr. Zhou Wei, the Chief Engineer of Ministry of Transport P. R.
China, Mr. Wang Ming Zhi, the Deputy Leader of Water Transport
Bureau of Ministry of Transport P. R. China and Mr. Shen Shao Jun,
the Director of PQA together with other leaders from the government
side and around 50 shipping experts joined as the witness of the
The History echo it that 21st January 1920, The Privy Council of
UK awarded the Royal charter to The Institute of Shipbrokers in UK
to keep it become a chartered organization with recognition from
Today, one century later, it turns out that ICS got the official
recognition and become strategic partner for the dynamic China, the
largest international cargo trade country top authority in this
field. With the mutual understanding of individual being the
core of the shipping industry, the three parties will work together
to promote shipping professionalism and to make Shanghai a more
attractive international shipping center for all shipping
The cooperation reflect the Chinese government's decision to
enhance the reform from shipping talent, by following the "One
Belt, One Road" strategy. By now, there are more than 30 well
selected FICS and MICS in China so far from APL, ALCO, AMP,
Bernhard Schulte, Ben Line, CCS, Clarkson, Dockwise Shipping, Ernst
Russ, Gearbulk, Grieg, HSBC Shipping, ICBC Financial, Lloyd's,
Norden, Pacific Basin, Royal Wagenborg, V.Ships etc.
This group of professional people with highest discipline of
"OUR WORD OUR BOND" will be the corner stone for the foundation of
an international shipping center for Shanghai.
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