Membership Benefits

There is absolutely no doubt that belonging to a professional body helps you gain a competitive advantage, and in an industry as dynamic and competitive as commercial shipping, the benefit of demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and your up to date knowledge quite simply cannot be overstated.

The letters MICS offer a point of difference in our difficult and ever changing environment.  However, beyond these intrinsic benefits, the Institute offers a range of services to support its members.

Professional Knowledge and Development

  • SN front pageThe Institute’s own Shipping Network Magazine is available exclusively to all ICS members online or in hard copy upon request.  It’s a  shipping journal that discusses up to date professional topics as well as keeping you linked in to major ICS events and activities.
  • Lloyd’s List, the only daily maritime newspaper, offers all  ICS members a 15% discount.
  • IHS Fairplay magazine has teamed up with the ICS to provide members a 20% discount on their annual subscription for first time subscribers.
  • Cranfield MBA scholarships – there is an opportunity for members, with the appropriate entry qualification, to be awarded a scholarship for the tuition fees of the MBA programme from this world renowned organisation.
  • The Members’ Only Area of the ICS UK website is also a great way to help develop your professional knowledge.


  • Travel Agents Dove Travel can make the following arrangements for ICS members: discounted scheduled, low cost no frills and chartered flights from all UK airports – Travel Insurance – Car Hire – Airport Parking – Hotel Accommodation – Ferries – Foreign Rail and Eurostar/Eurotunnel.
  • ICS members have access to Corporate Team‘s hotel booking which provides a total booking service worldwide together with discounted rates against rack rate.
  • Access to Regus Business Lounge for ICS Members, see Regus  Guidance for details
  • Click here to join Hotel Express membership and to read about the benefits.
  • ICS Head Office have secured a corporate rate at Motel-One, located in the Minories close to Tower Hill, approximately a ten minute walk to the Head Office in Gracechurch Street.  The room rate for single occupancy is £98 and double £113 for most nights of the year; there are some exceptions which have a  supplements to this rate, such as Wimbledon, Christmas, etc.  The hotel website is

    You are very welcome to use this hotel and obtain these preferential rates for any trips – connected to the Institute or not –  as long as you use our name.  We need to use between 50 and 100 in 12 months to retain preferential rates at this newly opened hotel close to the City and excellent transport links which would benefit the Institute greatly in the future.

  • The Naval Club – Members may apply to join this prestigious London club situated in Mayfair
  • BUPA are offering a 25% Discount off BUPACare Private Medical Insurance for all Institute of Chartered Shipbroker members and their immediate families (who are not already covered on a company scheme)


  • 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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