ICS was established in 1911, and has its headquarters in the maritime city of London. It is represented globally by more than 25 branches in all five
Membership is now enjoyed by about 4000 members throughout the world.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers offers to the industry the most widely recognised professional qualification in shipping.
Cyprus Branch was established in 1996, in Limassol. It is one of the most active weapons in the Armoury of the Institute. The growth of the Branch was impressive since its establishment. In 18 years, the number of members increased from 20 to 116, while the image of the Institute has gained a prominent position in the local shipping industry.
The Cyprus Branch has excellent links with the local shipping community as well as the relevant state departments and the maritime bodies and associations located on the island. The Branch is in close cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for educational matters, and in particular for running the Course 'Understanding Shipping'.