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

Apr 2016 Exam results published

April 2016 Examiniation results published for South Wales (Cardiff) and South West (Plymouth)

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Phishing scams & Institute policy on emailing our Members & Fellows

The Institute is aware that its name may be misused to perpetrate fraud, and that fraudulent activities including phishing scams are growing across the shipping sector.

As membership subscriptions are now due, we want to ensure that making payments to the Institute is convenient and accessible for members, and that we protect our members as much as possible.

click here to read more about the Institute's policy and what to look out for to avoid being a victim of a phishing scam.