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

2019 | Fri 31st May | Cardiff

2019 annual dinner

Chairman John Davey speaking at the 2019 South Wales & West Branch Annual Dinner, held on Friday 31st May at the The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.


Noel Edward Challenger FICS

25.12.1935 - 21.12.2021

Gabriel Jug reflects on the full life of his Father-in- Law and Mentor Noel...

Noel was born in the Gate Inn, the pub in Llanfrechfa, on Christmas Day 1935. That may go some way to explain why Noel was so happy when he was socialising with friends in a pub or a restaurant. He lived in Llanfrechfa all his life, apart from a brief period when he was called up for National Service, including overseas service in Malaya.

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