The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is an internationally
recognized professional body devoted to promoting ethics and professionalism on
a global basis in the various disciplines of commercial shipping, by setting
the required high standards through its members who are qualified professionals
of international merit
The primary aim of ICS,UK, is:-
Ø To build a global base of duly qualified and competent members who can
seek membership only after passing the Professional Qualifying Examination and
satisfying other evaluation criteria.
Ø Provide high class education and training to cover the various facets of
commercial shipping to those seeking a
career in the shipping industry.
Ø To set the syllabus for the Professional Qualifying Examination and
Ø Add value to the shipping industry by updating the latter’s knowledge
and professional skills by conducting international level seminars and
workshops on relevant topics.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers,
East India Branch was established at Chennai in 1995 as ICS Madras Branch. Ever since its inception and due to the
pro-activeness of its members, the Branch has emerged as one of the most active
and leading branches of ICS UK. It also monitors and coordinates ICS activities
at Kochi, New Delhi, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Bangalore, Vishakapatnam and
Events Conducted by ICS in the past 2
on Insurance & Cargo Claims along with Karaikal Port.
2) World of Shipping & Logistics – Current Scenario.
3) Last Mile connectivity challenges in Chennai Exim conducted along with
4) Winds of Change – ‘Challenges to Shipping & the way Ahead’, a two
day event held in 2018 with several International Speakers.
5) ICS 24th Annual day along with a Panel Discussion on `Blue Economy
& the challenges to overcome in December 2019.
6) ICS Seminar on `Professionalism in shipping’ on 15th February 2020 at Hotel
DSF Grand Plaza in Tuticorin.
On the 8th of August 2020, the ICS
East India Branch held a webinar as part of its professional development
activity along with VCTPL, Vizag on the topic,“VCT Address on COVID 19
The Speakers were Mr Ravee S Tittei ,
Chairman ICS, Mr Anil Narayanan , Dy COO VCT and Mr S Sankaran , Past Chairman.
19 Pandemic effect on International and Domestic Shipping was introduced by Chairman
Mr Rave STittei.
Narayanan, DY- COO from VCT gave an insight about the VCT port operations and
the challenges faced by them.
presentation addressed almost all the safety measures that needed to be
practiced to ensure the safety of personnel and uninterrupted services by the
practices of VCT was enunciated more in detail covering the WHO guidelines of
adopting social distancing, reducing men and machine interface areas of concern
on sanitization, checking the personnel entry at gate without human
interface with the help of latest devices to temperature reading, Oxi -
safety and security issues of the terminal was presented as the
prime focus, VCT covered it's hinterland reach too. It was a motivating to learn that VCT will handle
more volume and add services to the industrial belt situated that are presently
serviced by other ports. Sure welcome
news for the Exim Trade.
expansion of the terminal, Mr. Anil Narayanan informed the terminal
capacity would be 1.5 million teus per month.
Sankaran appreciated the best common practices adhered to by VCT and concluded
that the terminal had a very wide scope to grow with theadvent of new industries
around the hinterland, further avoiding congestion at other ports with its
foresight of expansion to cater the trade demand.
85 participants and many of the ICS members also participated with a lively
question answer session that followed.
India Chairman Mr Ravee S Titteithanked the event managers ,Mr. Anil Narayanan
of VCT, Mr Sankaran and the participants for making the webinar a successful