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Celebrating the top ICS students in Singapore

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Last week executives from the Singapore shipping community gathered to celebrate the prize winners for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) examinations.

The annual awards ceremony and reception was held at the Tanglin Club after a two-year enforced break due to the pandemic.

Speaking to attendees Capt Subhangshu Dutt, Chairman of ICS – Singapore branch, put the events of the last two years into a wider historical perspective. “So, the Institute is 120 years old now. And it has witnessed two world wars, a few pandemics, blockades, trade embargoes, sanctions, calm winds, moderate weather, severe storms, but always emerged unscathed.”

Guest-of-Honour for the occasion was Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), who stressed the importance of developing maritime talent and the key role that ICS plays in this.

The institute covers not just shipbroking, but all aspects of shipping, with awards presented for 16 different categories, as well as best overall student.

Introduction to Shipping

Winner: Chay Fook Cheun


Shipping Business

Winner: Capt Jayakumar Sankaran, MICS


Legal Principles in Shipping Business

Winner: Esther Eng Cai Yun


Dry Cargo Chartering

Winner: Tiffany Aw


Ship Operations & Management

Winner: Lim Ming Lian (winner unable to attend)


Ship Sale & Purchase

Winner: Tan Heng Shoon, MICS


Tanker Chartering

Winner: Victor Wang Kian Seng, MICS


Liner Trades

Winner: Gurpreet Singh


Port Agency

Winner: Marcus Poh Ming Wai, MICS


Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Winner: Joel Toh


Port & Terminal Management

Winner: Damien Tng (Winner unable to attend)


Offshore Support Industry

Winner: Harshal Kolambe, MICS


Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade

Winner: Sriram Krisnaswami, MICS


Shipping Law

Winner: Kenneth Lim Jia Yang


Marine Insurance

Winner: Xia Chen (Winner unable to attend)


Shipping Finance

Winner: Eric Cheang, MICS


Best Overall Student

Winner: Chay Fook Chuen