Our Word, Our Bond

Welcome

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers German Branch e.V. was founded in February 1996 in Hamburg as a branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), London.

The aim of the German branch is to promote the standards of the Institute which are a world standard level of apprenticeship as well as the motto “Our word – our bond”.

The German Branch e.V. is also acting as a direct representative of all German ICS Members and Fellows towards the Head Office in London.

The interest in an internationally recognised shipping apprenticeship and the opportunity to use the worldwide network of experts (currently there are about 4.000 members registered in one of the 25 ICS branches in 19 countries) who meet the ICS quality standard, has lead to our branch growing from 11 founding members to currently over 180, mainly young, members.

How to become a member

In order to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), exams in 7 shipping subjects have to be passed. There are four obligatory subjects, the rest may be chosen from the remaining catalogue of exam options. The preparation for the exams offers an excellent opportunity to extend or deepen your shipping knowledge, depending on which branch you work in or what kind of experience you have gained so far. The preparation courses/exams are also designed for people who have not undergone classic shipping training. The preparation courses as well as the exams are held in English.

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Student Information

Further information on the subjects, exams and qualifications offered for both new and returning students is available

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Hauke Pane

Hauke Pane

Chairman

 

 

Hauke Pane, FICS, has been involved in shipping for more than 30 years. Following an apprenticeship as a Ship Mechanic, Nautical College and some time at sea, he went ashore in 1989. He worked as a Qualified Shipping Agent (Schifffahrtskaufmann) in the position as Chartering Manager for the renowned shipping group “Hamburg-Sued” until 1998 spending time in Hamburg and London.

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Jan Bartels

Jan Bartels

Vice Chairman

 

 

Jan Bartels, MICS MSc, comes from a family with a long tradition in ship owning and shipbroking. After completing his apprenticeship at the German Shipping Group H. Schuldt, he spent five years in London and Miami working for various shipbroking houses.

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Sabine Etheridge

Sabine Etheridge

Secretary

 

 

Sabine Etheridge is a trained language secretary and worked for many years in various Hamburg shipping companies, first as a secretary and later on as a shipping clerk in the liner agencies of several container services. Since 2005 she has been taking care of the ICS German Branch as its secretary.

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Marc Buchholz

Marc Buchholz

President

 

 

Marc Buchholz, FICS, started his career in shipping more than 20 years ago with the shipping group KG Fisser & v. Doornum GmbH & Co. in Hamburg. After completion of his shipping apprenticeship he started working in the ship operations department with Fisser & v. Doornum and later became Assistant to the Managing Partners.

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Members Area

If you are a member of the ICS German Branch you can register here to get access to e.g. the German Branch membership list.

Events

Thursday, 17.09.2020 - 18:00 hrs

24 August 2020
Lecture evening "Mind the Gap 2020"               The law firm Fleet Hamburg continues their series of lecture evenings and invites all ICS members to the "Patriotische Gesellschaft", Trostbrücke 2, 20457 Hamburg                         Due to the currently valid hygiene and distancing rules the number of attendants is limited. To allow all those interested in the lectures to participate, a livestream in form of a webinar will be offered. All further details can be found in the invitation inserted below. Please register directly with Fleet Hamburg by e-mail to event@fleet-hamburg.com.  Einladung_Mind_the_Gap_2020_Hamburg.pdf Sicherheits-_und_Hygienekonzept_SAALHAUS.pdf

Wednesday, 09.09.2020 - 18:30 hrs

12 August 2020
Update: Event postponed - new date will be announced!                                                            Due to the currently overall increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections but also based on the low rate of response received on the invitation, the branch board decided to cancel the event for the time being and revert to you with a new plan at a later stage.                                                 Invitation to: Burgers, beers and more!                An event for all members of the ICS German Branch.  
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News

10
Jun
2020

ICS Exams May -> July 2020

Due to the pandemic outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus the ICS postponed the exams planned for May to the month July 2020. Below please find the revised timetable. For Hamburg the exam centre needed to be changed too as the HBT Berliner Tor is closed in July due to the Hamburg school holidays. The new exam centre is located at:     RHL Reederei Hamburger Lloyd     GmbH & CO KG                                   Brooktorkai 20, 20457 Hamburg Revised_Examination_timetable_May-July_2020.pdf
16
May
2020

AGM 2020 - Information for German Branch Members

Due to the pandemic outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus assemblies are still not allowed. The ICS German Branch      e. V. will therefore hold its Annual General Meeting by written circulation procedure this year. We herewith invite all branch members to take part. Below please find the written invitation, the voting sheet and the "Bericht des Vorstands" (report on the business year 2019/20 by Chairman Hauke Pane). The minutes of the AGM 2019 as well as the Treasurer's report for 2018/19 can be found in the password secured members' area of this website. All documents have also been sent to you by post or e-mail. Please return your filled-in and signed voting sheet latest by 28 May 2020! Returning your voting sheet is important as decisions taken at the AGM will only become valid if at least 50 percent of the branch members have cast their vote. Voting_sheet_AGM_2020.pdf
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