Dear Shipping Industry Colleague,

Please join us for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Canada Branch’s next exciting event, a luncheon talk on Wednesday, November 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!

Topics and speakers are as follows:

“Letters of Undertaking in the Marine Transportation Industry” by David Colford, Brisset Bishop

“Bunker Litigation: The Teachings of OW Bunkers Demise – An Update” by Richard Desgagnés, Brisset Bishop

The cost is $30.00 for ICS members, $35.00 for non-ICS members and $25.00 for Students & ICS Retirees.

Lunch and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP to Julian Hung jhung@ics-canada.ca , send your completed Registration Form Alisha Randhawa at secretary@ics-canada.ca and your cheques to:

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Canada Branch, 100-1111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2J3 with attention to Alisha Randhawa.

Spaces are limited so please register early. Really looking forward to having you with us!!!



ICS Canada is pleased to recognise two award winnners from Canada in the 2016-2017 academic year.

David Williams won the IHS-Fairplay Award for highest marks in “Ship Operations & Management” in the Qualifying Exams and Peter-Paul Wagenborg won the Clarkson Award for highest marks in “Dry Cargo Chartering” in the Foundation Diploma.

David Williams also attended the Institute Prize Giving Ceremony at Trinity House in London, UK on October 20th 2017.

Congratulations from ICS Canada on a job well done!

November Exam session


November 2017 Examination timetable

Good luck to all those ICS students on the upcoming November 2017 exams.

I remember those long days of studying and hours and hours of reading to prepare myself for those two stressful weeks of exam sessions but I can confirm that it is all worth it!  With each successful exam completion, as a student and a professional, you are working towards a worthy cause – ICS Membership.

All the best for success on your exams.


Dena Rantz

ICS Canada Branch Chair

Third Annual Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference

For registration please proceed to Registration Page


ICS Christmas Pub Night

ICS Canada Branch invites Institute Fellows, Members, Students,
 and industry professionals for our annual Christmas Pub Night 
that will be following  Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference 
on November 16th. Event will be traditionally hosted by 
the Mahony and Sons at 1055, Canada Place in Vancouver, BC.
First drink and snacks on the house. We will have raffle price drawing to rise donation 
for the Mission to Seafarers.  
This is an excellent opportunity to meet your partners and network with ICS Fellows and Members.
Please RSVP to Alisha Randhawa at secretary@ics-canada.ca by November 15th.


ICS Membership

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Canada Branch is always looking for ways to add value to our membership community.   Therefore, we are pleased to introduce the Canada Branch Membership List.   http://www.ics-canada.ca/membership/canadian-members/

What does it mean to be an ICS member?  The common understanding is that the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognized professional body representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.  In practice, ICS membership connects our professional careers with a vast network of highly dedicated maritime professionals of nearly 100 Canada Branch members locally, and more than 4,000 members internationally.

How can we get value from being an ICS member?  Networking, field trips and educational sessions have always been a successful and popular way to engage members and non-members alike.   Local content that is connected to local professionals and expertise.

But of those that attend, who is qualified as an ICS member?  For some time, it has not been clear on who has also shared this ICS journey.  Membership should be the heart and soul of our organization, it is the main reason that at the Canada Branch keep active in our communities.  And a community is the reason we may have become members in the first place.

The Canada Branch Membership List is another value add to your ICS membership.  This list is meant to communicate a members commitment to the ICS community with the goal of creating an ICS community.  Privacy is of utmost importance, therefore we are committed to sharing only your name and ICS membership designation.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact me directly.

Dena Rantz, FICS
Canada Branch Chair


Email Phishing Scam

Dear Members and Students,

Institute email addresses are currently being used in an email phishing scam. This is not surprising as our emails addresses are available to the public.

Please do not click on any links to invoices sent from Institute email addresses and delete the email from your inbox and deleted items. The Institute will NEVER email members or students with a link to an invoice.

If you are unsure if an email is genuine then please do not hesitate to contact us directly to verify the email.  Here is the link to the Institute’s emailing policy:


Please contact us if you need any further clarification.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
85 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0AA
Tel: 020 7623 1111
Fax: 020 7623 8118


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