ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme

ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme – ICS Membership
An internationally recognized Maritime Professional Qualification
New Intake: September 2020
Registrations for the academic year 2020-2021 are now open


The Hellenic Management Centre (HMC) / Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch (ICS Greek Branch) announces that registrations at the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme 2020-2021, starting in September 2020, are now open.

The professional training course is provided by HMC, the Official Greek Educational provider of ICS, the major international institution of professional education and training in the shipping industry since 1911.

The Course has been designed to meet the international shipping industry’s needs. The curriculum is taught by professionals of the shipping market and provides the participants with an excellent basis for career development and immediate implementation to the working environment

Through the Course, participants sit for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, which lead to ICS Membership, the only internationally recognized professional qualification within the shipping sector.

The Course consists of two semesters:

The first semester introduces candidates to the four (4) compulsory modules, giving a comprehensive overview of the shipping business. During the second semester, candidates can choose three (3) optional modules, and gain a deeper and specialized knowledge in the following fields: Shipbroking and Chartering Practice, Ship Operations & Management, Ship Sale & Purchase, Marine Insurance, Maritime Economics / Shipping Finance and Maritime Law.

It is addressed to:

  • Shipping Professionals: shipbrokers, operators, charterers, maritime lawyers, agents, finance, and accounting executives, etc.- who wish to upgrade their theoretical and practical background and certify their expertise. 
  • Officers of the Merchant Marine willing to enhance their sea-going experience and practice with the commercial knowledge may attend the Course.
  • Graduates and Professionals of finance, management, legal and engineering background who wish to be employed in the shipping industry.

The tutors are Members of the ICS, strongly linked to the shipping industry and have an extensive professional and academic background.

 The Course runs from September to May.

Classes are held twice per week (Monday- Wednesday / Tuesday-Thursday), during evening hours, 19:00-21:30 at the premises of the Hellenic Management Centre in Piraeus.

 For more information, please contact :

Tel: 210-4125945, E-mail: info@helmc.com  or visit the website: www.helmc.com