The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the only internationally recognised professional body in the commercial maritime arena representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world. The Institute was founded in 1911 in London and was awarded a Royal Charter in 1920.
With 26 branches and 15 International Teaching Centres (ITCs) in key shipping areas, the Institute has about 4,000 individual members and about 120 company members world-wide. Members of the Institute are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry and, as part of a professional body, members enjoy the benefits of an enhanced career in the shipping industry.
The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was formally established in February 1998 to promote the benefits of ICS membership in Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the South Pacific. The Branch currently has over 100 Members and Fellows. The ANZ Branch is also an accredited ITC.
ICS membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry. To become a member, candidates must pass the examinations and satisfy the Controlling Council in London of their suitability.
Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS) are internationally recognised professionals in the shipping industry, elected in accordance with Institute rules.
Fellowship (FICS), which permits a person to be described as a Chartered Shipbroker, is granted to a member who has reached a position of seniority and influence in the shipping world.
Studying with ICS
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.
The ANZ Branch offers the internationally recognised ICS Tutorship program to prepare students for the professional qualifying examinations and administers the ICS qualifying examinations.
In addition, the Branch delivers bespoke professional development courses and workshops.
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In accordance with the Australian and New Zealand governments’ guidelines, the Branch has suspended all physical meetings including qualifying examinations and bespoke courses until further notice.