Message from the Chair
As April examination session approaches, our students find themselves at the beginning of another academic year. These next few weeks can be challenging but also invigorating! Examination time provides the opportunity for young professional to be curious about this vast and complex industry that they are studying. I believe that ICS students appreciate the benefits realized from those long hours of study, investigation and exploration that aid in the successful completion of their ICS exams – a little pain for a lot of gain!
My advice is perseverance – the satisfaction of completing these studies and applying for that ICS Membership is well worth the effort – both personally and professionally.
Best of luck to all on these upcoming exams!
Dena Rantz, FICS
Chair, Canada Branch
ICS Luncheon talk in Montreal – April 8th 2015
ICS Field Trip in Montreal – Tour on the Port of Montreal – April 13th, 2015
The ICS Canada Branch organized a tour of the Port of Montreal on April 13th 2015.
The weather was beautiful and we had a solid turnout of 12 members of the shipping industry including a number of students.
Thanks to our guide Capt Ivan Lantz of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada and our driver Cindy Fairhurst of the Mariners House, we got a very nice insider’s view of both the operation centre as well as the many container, dry bulk, general cargo and tanker terminals. Without a doubt, everyone came away with a better appreciation of the size and complexity of port activity and the 24/7 nature of the shipping business!