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					  Institute of Chartered
        Shipbrokers




Alan Phillips   Director ICS
    Institute of Chartered
          Shipbrokers
• Professional body - formed in 1911
• Royal Charter (1920 and 1984)
• International reputation - professional
  standards
• Members from all sectors - worldwide
  network
• Examining authority
• Education/training provider
• Not-for-profit organisation
    ICS – Is therefore
  Commercial shipping’s
international professional
           body
What is ICS’ unique position
      in shipping’s ?
     ICS - Professional body

• Development of professional
    standards
•   Set syllabus and examine
    syllabus
•   Provide professional education
•   Members work to an ethical
    code
     Route to membership

 Membership

   Examination
   Dissertation


 Fellowship

   Chartered Shipbroker
                Syllabus (1)

   Group 1
     Introduction to Shipping
     Legal Principles in Shipping Business
     Economics of Sea Transport & International
      Trade
     Shipping Business
               Syllabus (2)

   Group 2
     Dry Cargo Chartering
     Ship Operations & Management
     Tanker Chartering
     Ship Sale & Purchase
     Liner Trades
     Port Agency
               Syllabus (3)

   Group 3
     Shipping Law
     Financial & Management Accounting
     Financial Risk Management (from 2007)
     Logistics & Multi-Modal Transport
     Marine Insurance
     Port and Terminal Management (from 2007)
         Qualifications


• Foundation Diploma
• Membership:
 Professional Qualifying Examinations
        Foundation Diploma

   Introduction to Shipping
     Dry Cargo Chartering
     Ship Operations & Management
     Tanker Chartering
     Ship Sale & Purchase
     Liner Trades
     Port Agency
     Logistics & Multi-Modal Transport
    Foundation Diploma route

    Enrol – Distance Learning
    programme
     Allocated tutor
     Submit 10 assignments by email for comments
     Submit “mock” examination for marking

   College courses
   Examination
     Centres worldwide 64
     Annually
      Professional Qualifying
           Examinations
   Examinations sat annually
   Examination centres worldwide
   Exemptions
     Accredited courses
     Individual case by case basis

   Route to Membership
TutorShip distance learning

   Enrol with ICS or a DLC (15)
   All subjects covered
   Allocated tutor
   Submit 10 assignments by email
   Complete mock examination
   Advantages of distance learning
          Training courses

   Understanding Shipping
   Business of Shipping
   Liner Trades
   Port Agency
   Dangerous Goods Awareness
   Health & Safety in the dock environment
  Benefits to the Individual

 Confirmation of professional standing
 Internationally recognised shipping
  business qualification
 Badge of excellence - Chartered status
 Shared common values and high
  standards
 Skills to meet changing workplace
 Networking framework worldwide
 Proven understanding of one’s profession
 Improved career opportunities
      Benefits to Employer


   Commercial and competitive edge
   Commitment to staff development
   Education/Training culture
   Professionalism endorsement
   Recruitment and retention
        Benefits to the
       Shipping Industry
 Populated by better educated staff
 Less contractual risk within the
 system
 Safer shipping environment
 Common worldwide standard of
 professional competence and
 conduct
 Demonstration of self regulation
 Improved public perception
                 ICS role

 Professional body
 Examining body
 Accredit other Education providers
 Award exemptions
 Award internationally recognised
  professional qualification
 Confer membership and Chartered status
 Education and Training provider
             Conclusion

 Sadly accidents will always happen
 All sectors - managers, owners, brokers,
  agents etc have a responsibility for
  minimising this risk
 Education and training part of the answer
 Raising professional standards right thing
  to do
 Commercial shipping has its professional
  body - the Institute of Chartered
  Shipbrokers
Institute of Chartered
      Shipbrokers

				
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