ICS International

ICS is the only internationally recognised professional body in the maritime arena. As a major provider of education and training, the ICS sets and examines the syllabus for membership. Training is designed for both new entrants to the shipping industry and more experienced people looking for specialised knowledge.

Founded in 1911, the Institute was awarded a Royal Charter in 1920.  The Charter was amended in 1984 to open the membership to companies and non-British subjects.  As a result, the Institute is now truly international and provides a great deal of opportunity for networking.

In such a global business, shipping often means moving from country to country, however, as a member of ICS boundaries become invisible. With 25 branches, 15 distant learning centres, 120 company members and 3,500 individuals, members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the network globally. Spreading ‘good practice’ throughout the industry is a key ICS objective.

Links to Local Branches: Links to Distance Learning Centres:
Australia/New Zealand Branch Australia/New Zealand DLC
Calcutta Branch Bulgaria DLC
Canada Branch China DLC
Chennai Branch Cyprus DLC
Cyprus Branch Denmark DLC
Denmark Branch Greece DLC
East Africa Branch India DLC
East Anglia Branch Italy DLC
Germany Branch Netherlands DLC
Greece Branch Norway DLC
Hong Kong Branch Pakistan DLC
Humber Branch Singapore DLC
Ireland Branch South Africa DLC
Liverpool Branch Sweden DLC
London Branch Ukraine DLC
Mumbai Branch
North East Branch
Pakistan Branch
Scotland Branch
Singapore Branch
South Africa Branch
South West & Wales Branch
Sri Lanka Branch
West Africa Branch
UAE Branch



  • December 19, 2017 17:00Montreal: Christmas Pub Night
  • January 17, 2018 12:00Vancouver: ICS Canada Branch BOD Meeting
  • January 25, 2018 17:00Vancouver: ICS Open Day
  • January 25, 2018 18:00Montreal: ICS Open Day
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