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. 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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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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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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Karl Ludwig Franz

Karl Ludwig Franz

Vice Chairman

 

 

Karl L. Franz, FICS CMILT, is employed in the shipping industry since 1979. Following studies to become a school teacher he worked as a shipping trainee for UNI-CHARTER Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH in Hamburg and from 1981 to 1982 as a trainee shipbroker in the dry cargo short sea business with K.H. Thomas (Shipping) Ltd. in Cardiff.

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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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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

Tuesday, 26.09.2017, 1 - 3 pm

10 September 2017
For the second time the ICS has set up a           Global Open Day and this time the German Branch will also open their doors to everyone interested in the ICS  and its offers.              Place: RHL Reederei Hamburger Lloyd                           GmbH & CO KG                                                  Raboisen 38 - 4th floor reception                          20095 Hamburg                                           Members of the German Branch board will be around, ready to answer all your questions on available qualifications, courses and exams as well as on membership with the ICS.                  We are looking forward to meeting you!     Flyer_ICS_Open_Day_Hamburg_p1.pdf Flyer_ICS_Open_Day_Hamburg_p2.pdf

Wednesday, 20.09.2017 - 18:00 hrs

29 August 2017
Lecture evening "Mind the Gap 2017"                    offered by the law firm Fleet Hamburg, this year for the first time in two different places at two different dates:                                                        1. Wednesday, 20.09.2017 - 18:00 hrs                    at: Patriotische Gesellschaft, Hamburg                  2. Thursday, 21.09.2017 - 17:30 hrs                          at: Hotel Hafenspeicher, Leer                             Below please find the invitation letters for both events stating all further details: Einladung_Mind_the_Gap_2017_Hamburg.pdf Einladung_Mind_the_Gap_2017_Leer.pdf
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Additional events offered worldwide by the ICS Head Office or other Branches can be found

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News

13
Sep
2017

Announcement SPNH event

As part of our cooperation with theSPNH we can inform you of an event jointly offered by the SPNH and the law firm Watson Farley & Williams, Hamburg. The event is scheduled for: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:30 - 21:00 hrs

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12
Jun
2017

WISTA Int. and ICS sign MOU

On 07.06.2017 WISTA International and the ICS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support professional education for women in the maritime industry worldwide. The two organisations will offer fivescholarships annually for the ICS Foundation Diploma Programme toindividuals nominaed by WISTA International.

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