Welcome to The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Middle East Branch

The Middle East branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was established in 1995. Initially called the Dubai branch covering members in the United Arab Emirates, the jurisdiction of the branch was extended to the entire Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Sudan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran, Qatar, UAE & Oman; and renamed as the Middle East branch.


The Middle East Branch of the Institute is one of the most active branches worldwide. With over 250 members working in different segments of the shipping industry, the branch has a prime position among the professional bodies in the Middle East. Regular networking sessions, academic sessions, specialized training, and corporate training programs are conducted on a regular basis. The student Awards Night, a glittering ceremony conducted every year in Dubai and attended by over 250 business leaders and guests from the region is a permanent event in the Dubai Shipping Calendar.

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Professional Qualifying Examinations

The Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) form the pinnacle of the Institute's qualification. Completion of these exams is an illustration of one's developed knowledge and understanding of the commercial shipping industry.  It comprises seven exams which you can do over five years. Out of these, 4 are compulsory and the remaining 3 can be chosen from a list of 12 optional subjects (please refer to the syllabus section on ICS UK website).

Upcoming Events

  • Master Class on Bill of Lading
    Fri, 07 Oct
    Wasl 6, Le Meridien
    07 Oct, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT+4
    Wasl 6, Le Meridien, Airport Rd - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers- Middle East Branch (ICS ME) and the International Chamber of Commerce- UAE (ICC UAE) is jointly organizing a Master Class on Bill of Lading. Led by well-experienced trainers, this program involves discussions, case studies and exercises.
  • Freight Forwarding the key element of the supply chain
    Wed, 12 Oct
    Webinar - Knowledge Series 2022
    12 Oct, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT+4
    Webinar - Knowledge Series 2022
    Speaker: Mr. Sudesh Chaturvedi FICS - Manager Projects and Energy, GAC Dubai
  • Delivery Order Critical Process for a Ship Agency Company
    Wed, 05 Oct
    Webinar - Knowledge Series 2022
    05 Oct, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT+4
    Webinar - Knowledge Series 2022
    Speaker: Mr. Nagarajan Rajasubramanian FICS