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  • 12 April, 2021

    “- is there more to a contract than meets the eye” webinar

    The Hong Kong Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association recently organised a very interesting and immensely useful webinar title “- is there more to a contract than meets the eye”, on the 8th April 2021.

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  • 8 April, 2021

    New President for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

    New President for Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers…

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  • 15 February, 2021

    Kevin Shakesheff appointed Vice President of the Institute

    On Monday 8th February there was a Special General Meeting of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers to elect the nomination of Vice President. The meeting was well attended with over 80 members joining the online meeting.

    At the last AGM, members voted to accept the Chairman's motion to extend the tenure of the current President f…

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  • 28 January, 2021

    Sri Lanka Annual Customer Service Awards

    ICS Sri Lanka branch held its annual customer service awards ceremony for the shipping lines and container depots on 8th December 2020 in Colombo at the auditorium of Sinhalese Sport Club (SSC). Ceremony was held while maintaining Health Ministry guidelines which included maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks. Although participation of shipping lines and container depots was limited to one member from each institution, the event was live streamed via all mainstream social media and webinar platforms from the venue. Chief Guest for the event was Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Gen (Rtd) Daya Rathnayake and Guest of Honour was Mr. Romesh David, Chief Executive Officer of South Asia Gateway Terminals Ltd. Six exports related awards and one import related customer service award was presented to main line shipping agents. One export and one import related customer service award was presented to container depot operators. Winners of the awards was selected based on an online survey conducted by an independent survey agency during the month of January 2020. Chairman of ICS Sri Lanka mentioned in his speech that the key objective of conducting the customer service survey and awards every year is to help enhancing the service levels and standards of the industry. Event was regarded as the most sought-after shipping event which was viewed online by many from the industry. ICS Sri Lanka plans to hold its next awards ceremony on 26th of March 2021, along with students awards in Colombo.…

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  • 12 January, 2021

    ICS Sri Lanka AGM 2020

    ICS Sri Lanka branch held its 20th AGM on 18th Dec. 2020 adhering to the health guide lines & protocols laid down by the Ministry of Health. Maximum of 25 persons were permitted …

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  • 17 December, 2020

    East India - 25th Annual Day Celebrations in pictures

    On Friday 11th December the East India branch celebrated its 25th Annual Day with an extremely succesful webinar.  Please see below some pictures of the event. …

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  • 15 October, 2020

    Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ends 3rd Annual General Meeting

    Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ends 3rd Annual General Meeting
    The West Africa Branch of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), has ended its 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) which also marked the formal launch of its 10th Anniversary Celebration under the theme “Standardisation Shipping Practices, the role of Education and Training” in Tema. The AGM was attended by Fellows, Members and Student members from Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Gabon and Ghana. Participants from outside the country mainly joined online.
    In her welcome address, the immediate past Chairperson of the Branch, Gertrude Adwoa Ohene-Asienim, FICS, said the theme was carefully chosen to be in line our objective of promoting professionalism in Shipping.
    “To this end, what we sought to achieve was to foster closer collaboration between ICS, governmental agencies, and the Shipping community. We managed to get bigger platforms to provide education and training support to Institutions and companies mainly on voluntary services. We have forge closer collaboration between ICS and the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), the National Insurance Commission (NIC), Ghana Maritime Authority and the Regional Maritime University”, She explained.
    Gertrude said the Branch is poised to roll out the Understanding Shipping Course which will be mainly online to make our courses accessible to workers and students who want to understand shipping better to enroll. “We have submitted the draft of chapter 9 to head office and have received feedback on it. We will work hard to finish the chapter and get the course rolled out by January 2021” she intimated. The successful rollout of this course will change the face of shipping knowledge in West Africa with practical examples from the region that will give better understanding of shipping to players within the industry.
    “ICS embarked on ambitious projects also in connection with the effort to bring shipping closer to our community. We are seriously raising funds for the Maritime Library project to be built at the Regional Maritime University. The architectural design for the project is ready and we would like to thank the head office in London, the Education Trust Fund and all companies who have donated locally for their support, She said.
    In addressing the AGM as the Special Guest of honour, Susan Oatway FICS (Institute International Chairman), noted that the role of education and training in this network is paramount. To be able to teach the future leaders of our industry is an honour and a privilege. To ensure that they have the skills needed to take our sector into the future is a huge responsibility, and one that the Institute does not take lightly.

    “The Institute is delighted to have such an effective branch in West Africa, with established headquarters in Ghana and an active chapter in Nigeria, supporting members and students throughout the region. It serves an important purpose as a force for professional standards, working closely with government, and has formed strong bonds with institutions including the Regional Maritime University”, she remarked.
    The Guest presenter for the day was Mr. Krishnan Subramanian (FICS) the immediate Past President of the Middle East Branch who shared experiences on the 25years journey of the Middle East Branch and lessons that the West Africa Branch can learn from these.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Frank Tony Eshun, FICS, newly elected Chairperson for the West Africa Branch reiterated the fact that education and training of indigenous West Africans will be the enabler to play the expected role within the maritime industry.

    “We will build on the solid foundation laid by the previous administrations to ensure that the added advantage of having an informed and trained local personnel is realized”, he said.
    Mr. Tami Adu (FICS) from Nigeria was elected as Vice Chairman for the Branch.

    Awards and Citations were presented to the past director of the Institute, Julie Lithgow for her dedication and support to the Institute and the branch during her tenure as director. Other deserving fellows and student members were also awarded.

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  • 30 August, 2020

    2020 ICS Classical Shipping Development Program again a success

    The program this time was conducted in a new format: online-merge-offline…

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  • 4 August, 2020

    Middle East Silver Jubilee Webinar Series on Outlook for the Global Shipping Industry in a Post-Pandemic world

    The Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly creating havoc in our lives.

    Shipping industry being the lifeline of commodity movement has not been spared. Most of the industry practitioners are anxious to know the outlook of the impact of Covid-19 in their future businesses.…

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  • 9 July, 2020

    Middle East Silver Jubilee Webinar Series on "Derivatives - A Double Edged Sword" 4th July 2020 - REPORT

    The topic of derivatives may not have interest from a broad range of shipping professionals but the ICS Middle East Silver Jubilee Webinar on "Derivatives - A Double Edged Sword" held on …

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