Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and BIMCO announce initiative to improve access to quality education

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Joint project will see Institute students access BIMCO's eLearning courses in preparation for their exams

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) and BIMCO are pleased to announce the start of a new venture combining BIMCO's state of the art eLearning courses and the Institute's global engagement with students.

This is a major boost for young people in the industry, giving them greater access to quality education and improved standards in maritime centres across the globe.

A test group of The Institute's students, in mainly developing countries and covering a wide range of shipping centres across the globe, will be able to use BIMCO's eLearning courses in preparation for Institute exams.

Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO said:

"BIMCO is proud to support the work of The Institute by providing our eLearning expertise to their students. The Institute provides a vital role in helping develop the next generation of shipping professionals and reinforcing professional standards in the world's leading maritime industry hubs".

Julie Lithgow, Director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers said:

"BIMCO's commitment to supporting education is shown by the quality and pertinence of the courses they offer. Having BIMCO's eLearning expertise on board is a great way of finding new ways to ensure that any shipping professional in the world can improve their knowledge and gain qualifications, irrespective of location".

The first group of students to access the courses, starting this week, are from Aberdeen, Accra, Cape Town, Durban, Lagos, Limassol, London, Mombasa, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Stavanger, Sydney and Vancouver.

The strategy is to open the opportunity to all the Institute's students by the autumn of 2017 and other joint training activities are also being considered.