Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
South Wales & West Branch


As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.

ICS is internationally, widely recognised, as the professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.

With some 25 branches in key shipping areas, 4000 individuals and 120 company members, the Institute's membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.

Founded in 1911, the Institute was awarded a Royal Charter in 1920. The Charter was amended in 1984 to open up membership to companies and non-British subjects. As a result, the Institute is now truly international and provides a great deal of opportunity for networking.

Associated Companies

  • TU Agencies Ltd
  • Pike Ward
  • Cargo Services
  • Graypen
  • Sharpness Dock
  • GP Shipping

Latest News

Nov 2016 Exam Successes

South Wales & the West Branch successes in the November 2016 Examinations

The recent publication of the results of last year’s November examination saw successes in a variety of papers, for 7 students from the Branch area. With 2 students from SW Port Agencies (notably, Tom Mahon achieving a Distinction in Economics of Sea Trade and International Trade) and 4 from Plymouth University (3 of which having passed the Shipping Business paper which proved to be this time, a particularly difficult paper).

The full list of successes being as follows:

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Next Event

Annual Dinner 17/3/2017


The 2017 South Wales & West Branch Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 17th March 2017 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa in Cardiff. For tickets and details of sponsorship of the event please contact the Secretary.