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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Singapore Branch (ICS–SG) to provide maritime education to persons with disabilities, supported by SG Enable

ICS-SG is pleased to announce a new training initiative that is supported by SG Enable. SG Enable is an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. The course involves training people with disabilities on the basic understanding of shipping. Thereafter, ICS will coordinate and assist in finding job placements in the maritime industry.

The results of a poll carried out a few months back indicated a  positive response from the SSA member companies and ICS is confident that the support will grow.

Capt. Subhangshu Dutt, the Chairman of the ICS Branch commented “ Getting this initiative going in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis is an achievement.  An even greater sense of satisfaction  would be to see the candidates with disabilities getting placements and eventually  anchored in a career in shipping.” We look forward to them becoming members of the ICS eventually.

The first course is expected to commence by the end of June and higher-level courses would be available progressively.

Tan Beng Tee awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

We are delighted to announce that Ms Tan Beng Tee, the Assistant Chief Executive of Development of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.


Ms Tan was awarded the status in September 2018, under the Institute’s Bye-Law 50 clause, which lets individuals join the Institute without undertaking the examination or dissertation process. It is reserved for those who have made a significant contribution to commercial shipping  as well as consistent support towards the development of the Institute.


It is the highest honour bestowed by the Institute.

Chairman and Committee Members of ICS Singapore presenting the Honorary Fellowship Certificate to Ms Tan

Ms Tan also has the distinction of being the first lady to obtain the Honorary Fellowship.


In April 2018, Ms Tan was awarded the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to developing and promoting Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC). She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards in 2008. In 2012, Ms Tan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Bar) from the Singapore Government.


In July 2018, she was nominated for Honorary Fellowship consideration by the Institute’s Singapore Branch.


About ICS:  The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognized professional body in the commercial maritime arena.

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