November Exams Results


On behalf of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Canada Branch, it is my pleasure to congratulate five students on the successful completion of their exams this past November. Each exam is an important achievement in a student’s goal to complete their studies and as you well know, these exams test the best of your knowledge and understanding of the shipping industry – so well done on your result!

Congratulations for completing the Foundation Diploma (FD):

Mr Peter-Paul Wagenborg

Congratulations for completing the Professional Qualifying Exams (PQE):

Mr Brian Newman

Ms Adelene Kassabian

Ms Melissa Gobby

Ms Galina Belokopytova

With the successful completion of the PQE exams, the Canada Branch is delighted to formally invite graduating students to join the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Canada Branch membership.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognized professional body in the commercial maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship manager and agents throughout the world.  The ICS has 25 branches with more than 4,000 individual Members and Fellows.  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.  I also invite you to view the “Why become a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers?” video.  Short videos | Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers


If your studies continue, good luck for your next exam!  April 1, 2017 is the last day to register for the May 2017 exams…don’t miss out!

And congratulations to all students – wishing everyone success for their studies!


Dena Rantz

Chair, Canada Branch”

ICS Luncheon Talk in Montreal – SOLD OUT!



Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Canada Branch’s next exciting event, a luncheon talk on Wednesday, February 22nd, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the boardroom of the Shipping Federation of Canada, 300 St Sacrement Street, Suite 326 in Old Montreal!

The topic of the talk is “General Average, Salvage, Collisions & Towage – An Introductory Case Study “ and we are pleased to have as our speaker, David Colford, Partner at Brisset Bishop. The presentation will be made in English.


Registration is closed as event is sold out.


Shipping Pub Quiz Night in Montreal 


ICS Canada Branch is pleased to join with Youth of Shipping ( to announce our first shipping pub quiz in Montreal on March 9th 2017!

Details in the attached flyer. Really hope you can join us!

YOS – ICS Shipping Pub Quiz Flyer

ICS Canada Open House Success!

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Canada Branch was pleased to participate in the Institute’s Open Day for Prospective Students on February 2nd 2017. Vancouver and Montreal were among the twenty locations worldwide which held open information sessions to introduce attendees to ICS and its widely-recognised professional development program.

A total of eighteen people consisting of college students and industry professionals showed up on the West Coast and East Coast, keen to understand how ICS could help them take their careers to the next level.  Presentations were given to explain ICS qualifications and methods of study available as well as administrative aspects such as cost and duration.  The “Why study with ICS?” video gave attendees a better feel for the value of an ICS qualification ( about-us/short-videos ) Samples of ICS textbooks and past exam papers were also provided for review and “Studying with ICS” and “ICS Book Catalogue” brochures were handed out.

Thank you to all those who attended the sessions and to the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia for hosting in Vancouver and to the Shipping Federation of Canada for hosting in Montreal.  For those who were not able to attend, please look out for the next Open Day!  Meantime, we encourage you to visit the ICS UK website and the ICS Canada Branch website to learn more about us and what we have to offer.


Should you have any questions, please contact one of our local board members:

In Vancouver:

Gemma Chinnery,

Kay Afghani,

In Montreal:

Julian Hung,


  • February 22, 2017 12:00Montreal: ICS Luncheon Talk
  • March 9, 2017 18:00Montreal: YOS - ICS Pub Quiz
  • April 12, 2017 12:00Vancouver: Board of Directors Meeting
  • November 16, 2017Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference
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