About the ICS
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 the only internationally recognised professional body in
the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and
agents throughout the world.
With 24 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
Founded in 1911, the Institute was awarded a Royal Charter
in 1920. The Charter was amended in 1984 to open
the membership to companies and non-British
subjects. As a result, the Institute is now truly
international and provides a great deal of opportunity for
ICS operates its own distance learning programme, TutorShip, and
runs a variety of courses designed for both new entrants to the
shipping industry and more experienced people looking for
specialised knowledge. TutorShip courses are offered in 16 Distance
Learning Centres run by the Institute around the world.
As part of a professional body, members can enjoy many benefits
and a number of opportunities which enhance their career in the