ICS Canada Field Trip to the Seaspan Shipyard

On May 15th Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers  Canada Branch was excited to bring ICS Members, Students and industry professionals for the tour around Seaspan, the largest shipyard in Vancouver.

Almost 30 people from various companies as well as Marine Campus students joined us for this tour.

Upon arrival at the facility visitors were greeted by Jonathan Whitworth, CEO of the Seaspan who prepared detailed presentation on the history, development and future outlook of the shipyard.

After loud cheering of Jonathan Whitworth visitors split in two groups and being guided by shipyard employees Mr. K. Dunn and Mrs. L. Stewart went around the shipyard.

Seaspan is relatively small but a modern shipyard. It is designed to build special purpose and coastal vessels. Dry dock can accommodate up to panamax size tonnage for the repairs.

Visitors were explained and demonstrated where modules of the future vessels are built, how they are put together.  Everyone appreciated how well shipyard is organized and equipped.  It was a discovery tour for the most of the visitors.

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“Ship Arrest” – luncheon Talk in Montreal

The ICS Canada Branch held a luncheon talk on Tuesday, May 12th in Montreal. The topic was “Ship Arrest” and our speaker was Ms.Andrea J Sterling, Partner at law firm Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro.

Andrea addressed key aspects of ship arrest as well as shared much of her personal experience in the field. We also had wonderful participation from the audience both in terms of questions and comments. We all came away with a better appreciation of this important but very specialised and complex topic.

ICS also thanks RSS for the use of their beautiful boardroom.

The next ICS luncheon talk in Montreal will be on Wednesday, May 27th 2015. The topic will be “Subjects and the Formation of Maritime Contracts ( Does the duty of good faith constrain bargaining strategy?)” and our speaker will be Mr. David Colford, Partner at law firm Bishop Brisset. Hope you can join us!

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 Student’s pub night 


Attention ICS Students!

To celebrate your great efforts, ICS Canada Branch have arranged a student’s drink night at the Blackbird Pub in the evening of Thursday, 28th May from 6.00pm onwards. The ICS will host the first drink and appetizers.

Future interested students are also most welcome to join us for a fun evening of conversation and networking.




905 Dunsmuir St Vancouver, BC V6C2G2

First drink and appetizers are on the house!


Please RSVP to secretary@ics-canada.ca

We look forward to seeing you there!

ICS Student Drink Night Invitation

 MONTREAL – ICS Canada Luncheon Talk










Please join us for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Canada Branch’s next exciting event, a luncheon talk on Wednesday, May 27th, 12 noon – 2pm at the boardroom of the Shipping Federation of Canada, 300 St Sacrement Street, Suite 326 in Old Montreal!

The talk will be on “Subjects and the Formation of Maritime Contracts” and we are very happy to have as our speaker, David Colford of Brisset Bishop and the Canadian Maritime Law Association. 

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

Sandwiches and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP to Julian Hung jhung@ics-canada.ca , send your completed Registration Form to Ms. Mariam Riad 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 kind attention to Ms. Mariam Riad.

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

ICS Luncheon Talk in Montreal – Registration Form


  • May 27, 2015 12:00MONTREAL Luncheon talk “Subjects and the Formation of Maritime Contracts"
  • May 28, 2015 18:00VANCOUVER: ICS Students Drink Night
  • June 18, 2015 12:00VANCOUVER: ICS Canada Branch BOD Meeting
  • June 18, 2015 15:00VANCOUVER: ICS Canada Annual General Meeting
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