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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers inks pact with Indian Maritime University

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers inks pact with Indian Maritime University
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has inked a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian Maritime University (IMU) to promote academic and educational cooperation.

The MOU was signed by the institute’s Sean Walsh and the IMU’s vice chancellor K Ashok Vardhan Shetty.

Julie Lithgow, director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, said: “The market for potential maritime educational growth in India is enormous with over 150 maritime sector projects currently committed to be developed by the Indian government. This co-operation among educational leaders will make significant and powerful impact on young people in India wanting to build their careers in the shipping sector.”

The IMU is the only central university of its kind in India dealing with exclusively maritime disciplines. It was founded in 2008 to act as a leader in the development of training and human resources in the Indian maritime sector.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has continued to expand its international links and resource base to meet growing demand for its examination programme. Earlier this year, the institute signed agreements that will see its London-based exams hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping and has also been recognised as strategic partner by China’s ministry of transport and the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.