ICS Canada Branch – 2016/17 Chair Report

It is always fulfilling to report upon a successful year and I’m pleased to say that this year is no different!  The Canada Branch plays an important role within our local maritime communities but with an industry still feeling the effects of difficult days, it is more important than ever for our branch to show the value of membership, when and where we can.

I am pleased to report that the Canada Branch is again in excellent financial standing.   2016/17 saw a profit of $16,000; with a balance of more than $44,000.  An upcoming change with financial institutions will allow us to further clarify and enhance our internal banking processes.  Thanks to Gabriela Klongova and Karl Wang for their continued financial leadership.

The Canada Branch offered November and May examinations in Vancouver and Montreal.  This year was supported by an internationally coordinated Education Open night in September and February to inform and engage potential students.   Although the outreach saw a small turn out in numbers, it proved to be the quality of students that mattered, with many registering for exams.  Montreal continued to support local students with exam study sessions covering topics such as; Port Agency, Ship Sale and Purchase, Dry Cargo Chartering, Legal Principles of Shipping & Shipping Law and Ship Operations & Management…   Read full Report here

  • October 18, 2017 12:00Lunch Talk on Streamlining Commercial Shipping Processes
  • November 16, 2017 08:30Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference
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