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Announcement From Our Global Renewables Expert

Announcement From Our Global Renewables Expert

3 months ago

We are pleased to announce that Richard Platts, our global expert on renewables has again been reappointed to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Federation Council.

Richard says:

The Institute represents all aspects of the shipping business and includes in its membership not only shipbrokers but shipowners, charterers, agents, forwarders and other shipping professionals. It is dedicated to the setting and maintenance of the highest standards in international transport and shipping business.


Individual professional membership of the Institute is gained by candidates passing the Qualifying Examinations. Promotion to Fellowship permits the person to be described as a Chartered Shipbroker and is granted to those of seniority and influence in the world of shipping and international transport.


The Institute now has 27 branches of which seven are in the United Kingdom. Every year, in over 110 centres throughout the world, around 5,000 candidates sit its examinations.


The Institute's qualification remains the unique hallmark of professionalism in the world of shipping business.


I am particularly proud to have served on the steering group and had input to the Port Agents Apprenticeship Scheme, as well as being the liaison to Humberside Police with the set up/creation & sponsorship of Project Scimitar Protecting our Ports.  I look forward to working with colleagues to further development our industry.