ICS Canada was extremely pleased to have John Weale of Fednav speak at its lunch event in Montreal on April 19th 2017.

Mr. Weale gave a thoroughly enjoyable talk on off-hire, highlighting many of the keen observations made in his recently published book on the topic. There were also many good questions afterward which prompted nice discussions among those in attendance. We believe everyone came away with a greater appreciation of the complex nature of the issue and how to deal with it.

John Weale’s book can be ordered online through Steamship Mutual.

ICS Canada thanks our speaker, the audience and, as usual, the Shipping Federation of Canada for providing us with their boardroom for the event!

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


Canada Forum in Vancouver

A special invitation for a limited number of ICS members to attend “Canada Forum” by The Standard P&I Club, at the Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, sponsored by Charles Taylor & Co. Ltd.

The Forum presents unique opportunity for Members to meet and hear expert speakers from London and New York on the topic of Club cover.

The event will be centered around a realistic casualty scenario involving a collision between a ferry operating between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and a bulk carrier leaving the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Further details in the event flyer.

ICS Tutorship Students – Testing of Online Tutorials


The Institute is continually looking at ways to improve the support to Tutorship students to enrich their learning experience.

For the upcoming exams scheduled for May, the Institute is launching a series of online tutorials led by our expert tutors.  At this time, these tutorials are in the testing phase but should they hold positive results, it will only be a matter of time before it is rolled out to all Tutorship students internationally.

The format will be one hour of presentations by the tutor followed by Q&A for the second hour and the delivery platform will be ‘GotoTraining’.

In order to ensure relevance and enable the widest participation, the topics have been carefully selected as shipping industry fundamentals which are meaningful across more than one examination subject.

For interests sake, below is the list of tutorials currently being tested:

Ship types and ship drawings           

Contract of sale: the contract of carriage; parties and key terms              

Maritime geography and trade routes      

Basic economics – supply & demand and economies of scale     

Preparing for exams, revision techniques 

Contract Law  


Bills of Lading     

Basic business accounting and company structures              

Types of charter parties – bareboat, time and voyage                    

Preparing for exams, exam techniques       


We will report back on the outcome of the testing.”

“Fish & Ships” takes top prize at first

YOS-ICS Shipping Pub Quiz! 

ICS and Youth of Shipping organised their first ever Shipping Pub Quiz on March 9th 2017 at Hurley’s Irish Pub in Downtown Montreal.

Over 50 people turned out making up a total of 10 teams. Team names included “Buoys & Girls”, “Tug Life”, “Pier Pressure” ,”The Unpumpables” and “Ship Happens”!!! Companies represented included ship operators Fednav International Limited, Canada Steamship Lines, Rio Tinto Marine and Mediterranean Shipping Company, weather routing company True North Marine and law firms Borden Ladner Gervais, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro and Norton Rose Fulbright .

There were 5 rounds of 10 questions each with the final round worth double points. Topics included the St Lawrence seaway, maritime law and insurance, ship operations & management and famous ships! In the end, “Fish & Ships”, a team from Fednav, triumphed and took home the glory and the trophy!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and helped make it a success.We are looking forward to making this the start of a great tradition!!!



  • April 27, 2017 14:00Vancouver: Canada Forum
  • May 10, 2017 12:00Vancouver: Joint ICS-VMAA Seminar
  • June 15, 2017 12:00Vancouver: Annual General Meeting
  • June 15, 2017 17:00Vancouver: Pub Night
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