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

here

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

Wednesday, 19.06.2019 - 07:30 hrs (until 09:30 hrs)

13 May 2019
Breakfast event - for members only!                    Restaurant "Le Parc" (in the Hotel Elysée), Rothenbaumchaussee 10, 20148 Hamburg          Have a good start into the day and accept our breakfast invitation!                                              You are welcome to register for this event at secretary@ics-german-branch.de. This invitation will also be delivered to all members by e-mail shortly.

Thursday, 04.04.2019 - 18:00 hrs

23 March 2019
All members of the ICS German Branch are invited to attend the                                      German Branch AGM 2019                                   The invitation inserted below also has been sent out to all members individually. The minutes of last year's AGM can be found/downloaded in the members' area of this website under Minutes.  Invitation_AGM_2019.pdf
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More Events

Additional events offered worldwide by the ICS Head Office or other Branches can be found

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News

10
Jul
2019

ICS Academic Year 2019/20

The new ICS academic year started on 1st July! Student registrations, exam entries and book orders are already possible via www.shipbrokers.org.     The start of an exam preparation course at the Hamburg School of Shipping and Transportation is planned for 7th Sept. 2019. For more information on this please refer to the Link-section on this website.                                      All details on dates, fees and deadlines for the new exam season are available for downloading (-> How to become a member -> Student Information)
5
Nov
2018

Announcement: AGM + Annual Dinner 2019

Please note the date for both events has now been fixed as follows:         Thursday, 4 April 2019                    Further details regarding place, times, registration and participants' fee will be made available in due course.
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More News

Additional news offered worldwide by the ICS Head Office or other Branches can be found

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