Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
South Wales & West Branch


As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.

ICS is internationally, widely recognised, as the professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.

With some 25 branches in key shipping areas, 4000 individuals and 120 company members, the Institute's membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.

Founded in 1911, the Institute was awarded a Royal Charter in 1920. The Charter was amended in 1984 to open up 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.

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Latest News

Annual Dinner

2019 | Fri 31st May | Cardiff

2019 annual dinner

Chairman John Davey speaking at the 2019 South Wales & West Branch Annual Dinner, held on Friday 31st May at the The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.


John Gregson Slater MICS

22.3.1932 - 17.3.2019

John Gregson Slater

Son of the late Wing Commander E.A. Slater O.B.E and Mrs M E Slater (Babs). Centre is John Slater to his left is the late George Phillips FICS and to John's right Alan Humphries FICS.

Alan Humphries, reflects on the life of John...

I first became acquainted with John in 1960 when I was a trainee shipbroker in Exmouth, we lost touch for a number of years  but started to meet again principally at local branch meetings of the ICS.  Over the last fifteen or more years this built into a close friendship, we used to meet regularly for pasty evenings, when we talk about the “old times”, his face would shine, clearly shipping was his  first true love. Whether working in the shipping industry or any of his other career paths John was always a keen supporter of the ICS, right up to the time when he had to give up driving he, at the very least attending the Branch AGM.

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