A while ago, I posed a question on my site “Do you have an educational qualification in Shipping, Freight or Logistics..??” with a poll, asking how many of the readers had a formal education like a degree, diploma or other formal qualifications relating to Shipping, Freight and Logistics ??
57% of readers answered with “No, I don’t have a formal education in shipping, freight and logistics”
43% of readers answered with “Yes I have a formal education in shipping, freight and logistics”
Education is an important requirement in any field in order for anyone to learn about that field and put that learning to work..
Such education and learning may or may not be formal depending on various circumstances..
Education and learning in Shipping, Freight and Logistics industry is no different to any other industry and in my opinion, there are not many options for formal education in our industry compared to other industries..
There is, however, one professional body that has been working hard not just to fill this gap but also to set the highest standards of professional service to the shipping industry worldwide through education, example and discipline and that body is the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers..
As a member of the South African Branch Committee and its Johannesburg Chapter Head, I have seen the Institute growing from strength to strength creating a huge difference and impact in the lives of many of its students in their professional life..
Here is what you need to know about the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers..