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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' Ireland is the main provider of education and training for individuals employed in land based roles within the Irish maritime sector. The Institute organises lecturers and exams internationally for the membership, thus providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.  The Institute is the only internationally recognised professional body in the commercial maritime arena

The Institute  of Chartered Shipbrokers' represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.  Members of the Institute are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry and, as part of a professional body, members enjoy the benefits of an enhanced career in the shipping industry. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland is part of a network of 24 branches in key locations worldwide with 4,000 individual Members and Fellows.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ Ireland

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ Ireland organise an annual programme of courses and examinations for the Irish maritime industry. There is a choice of three courses on offer every year, the Foundation Diploma in Shipping, the Advanced Diploma in Shipping for experienced individuals and then a series of professional qualifying examinations in various disciplines that can be undertaken by individuals interested in becoming a full member of the institute.  All the courses are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London. They are suitable for all those involved in the world of shipping e.g. liner trades, port agency and operations, maritime transport & logistics, freight forwarding and shipping finance.

The Foundation Diploma is principally intended for those new to the industry, the course covers Introduction to Shipping and a choice of Port Agency or Liner Trades.

The Advanced Diploma is intended for those who have some basic knowledge of shipping but who feel at the initial stage that the professional qualifying examinations are too much for them to undertake. The course covers Shipping Business and either Port Agency or Liner Trades.

The Professional Qualifying Examinations are undertaken by those who wish to become Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.  Currently, the Institute's Irish branch offered courses in Economics of Sea Transport and/or Legal Principles in Shipping Business as part of the education schedule.  These courses receive support from the Irish Maritime Development Office.

For more information on course lecture’s and annual exam schedules in Ireland, please visit the Institutes' website. 

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland also organise a number of events throughout the year for the national maritime industry. Details of which are posted on the website.

If you are interested in finding out more about the shipbroking industry please visit the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers international site.