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1 Alan Phillips Director ICS Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

2 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

3 ICS – Is therefore Commercial shipping’s international professional body

4 What is ICS’ unique position in shipping’s ?

5 ICS - Professional body Development of professional standards Set syllabus and examine syllabus Provide professional education Members work to an ethical code

6 Membership Members3,500 Countries63 Branches23

7 Route to membership  Membership  Examination  Dissertation  Fellowship  Chartered Shipbroker

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

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

10 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)

11 Qualifications Foundation Diploma Membership: Professional Qualifying Examinations

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

13 Foundation Diploma route  Enrol – Distance Learning programme  Allocated tutor  Submit 10 assignments by for comments  Submit “mock” examination for marking  College courses  Examination  Centres worldwide 64  Annually

14 Professional Qualifying Examinations  Examinations sat annually  Examination centres worldwide  Exemptions  Accredited courses  Individual case by case basis  Route to Membership

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

16 Training courses  Understanding Shipping  Business of Shipping  Liner Trades  Port Agency  Dangerous Goods Awareness  Health & Safety in the dock environment

17 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

18 Benefits to Employer  Commercial and competitive edge  Commitment to staff development  Education/Training culture  Professionalism endorsement  Recruitment and retention

19 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

20 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

21 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

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