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

Annual Dinner

2018 | Fri 20th Apr | Cardiff

Theo Coliandris FICS, the International Chairman of the Institute, opens the evenings speeches by addressing the assembled Members & their Guests at the evening.

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Edward (Ted) Renshaw FICS, BA Hons

13.8.1942 – 22.4.2018

Edward (Ted) Henry Renshaw was born in the old Bristol Maternity Hospital in Bristol. His father Walter had moved to Bristol from Newark to work at Rolls Royce in the aircraft drawing offices. Unfortunately, his mother died when he was just 2 years old and his father subsequently married his house keeper so Ted would have someone to look after him. He recalled that his childhood was not a particularly happy one. On the 14th July 1961 he married the love of his life and soul partner Pattie at St Johns Church Clifton, at the age of 19 and left home.

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