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.

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Latest News

South Wales & The West Open Day

The Branch took the opportunity to combine the Institute Open Day with a Branch Committee Meeting. So following the meeting, held in Plymouth on 26th September, Committee Members were available to assist potential students popping by.

Theo Coliandris FICS, vice-chairman of the Institute, addressed the whole room and talked about his career in shipping and experience as a Fellow of the Institute.

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Next Event

Annual Dinner

2018 | Fri 20th Apr | Cardiff

It has been announced that the 2018 South Wales & West Branch Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 20th April at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa in Cardiff. For tickets and details of sponsorship of the event please contact the Secretary.

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