Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers means much more than the initials after your name. As the largest network of professional shipbrokers, managers and agents, ICS membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.
Membership categories are listed below. This link will provide you with detailed information regarding each category of membership including specific entry requirements – or contact us for information on how you can become a member.
Annual membership runs from 1 June to 31 May, each year. Members are reminded that membership fees must be paid directly to the Head Office in London. Members will receive a letter from Head Office advising them of the fee to be paid and how to login to the membership database www.shipbrokers.org. Please contact us if you do not yet receive your subscription notice in May.
Lapsed membership policy:
Each member is invoiced via e-mail and/or mail on 1 May.
Subscription must be paid by 1 June.
A subscription reminder letter is sent to all unpaid members via e-mail and/or mail in August.
A final reminder letter for payment is sent to all outstanding members via e-mail and/or mail in January.
Unpaid members will be reminded in May by email and/or mail that they will become lapsed on 31 May.
If a member does not pay their subscription either directly to head office or to their local branch by 31 May, then they are considered to be a lapsed member and their status is changed accordingly on both Branch office and Head Office records.
The list of members and non-members on the website will be updated in June each year.
The membership status of a lapsed member can be re-established if they settle the outstanding balance on their account.