Cork Institute of Technology’s National Maritime College situated in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork is the designated national centre for the education and training of personnel for the Merchant Navy and is Ireland’s only Nautical College.
The School of Nautical Studies is now located at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork – about 10 miles from Cork city centre.
The new facility at NMCI, opened in October 2004, is the national centre for all dedicated maritime education and training. All nautical training at the Bishopstown campus of CIT has ceased.
A detailed presentation on the NMCI and its facilities is available here for download in PDF format. (large file 9.4mb)
The full list of courses available in NMCI are available to download in PDF format here
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Traditionally, (since the mid 1700's) the role of the ship broker was straightforward to understand, they were the intermediaries in the chartering of ships. They met and fixed business where the cargoes were controlled - principally London - communications were basic so they would meet at the "Virginia and Baltick Coffee-House" which later led to the establishment of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange. The broker would also look after ships whilst they were in port and occasionally become involved in ship sale and purchase negotiations.
Today, the career of Ship broking covers the many sectors of the industry, including; dry cargo chartering, tanker chartering, sale and purchase of ships, liner agency, port agency and ship management.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the only internationally recognised professional body representing shipbrokers, managers and agents throughout the world.
Membership of ICS is achieved by passing the Institute's exams and working for a period of time in the industry.
Applying for Membership:
To be eligible for election as an individual Member a person shall comply with the following conditions:
- shall be not less than twenty-one years of age:
- shall have been engaged in the business or profession of a shipbroker or in a business having a bona fide connection with the profession of ship broking in the United Kingdom or elsewhere for a period or periods aggregating at least four years either as a principal or employee and shall be so engaged at the time of application for election, provided that if the Controlling Council shall so determine three years may be accepted in the place of four years in the case of any candidate who has served such three years in a firm or company under any Fellow or Fellows;
- he/she shall have passed the Qualifying Examinations of the Institute, or submitted an acceptable Dissertation in lieu thereof, unless exempted there from under these Bye-Laws; and
- shall have satisfied the Controlling Council that he or she is a fit and proper person to become a Member;
- upon successful election and payment of the appropriate fee, the candidate will receive a certificate stating that he or she is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and will thereafter be able to add the initials MICS after his or her name. The certificate at all times remains the property of the Institute and has to be returned if for any reason the person ceases to be a Member (at which time the right to be called a Member will cease).
For further information, http://www.icsirishbranch.ie/index.php
The National institute of Logistics and Transport
As Ireland's "Centre of Excellence" for Supply Chain Management, NITL is your first port of call for all supply chain issues. NITL's mission, as defined by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, is to promote the development of supply chain expertise in Irish business, both private and public, for the benefit of the Irish economy. Supply Chain Management has been identified by Forfas as a crucial element in the overall ability of businesses to compete successfully in today's environment.
NITL believes in partnership with the companies that it delivers training and education for. This starts with the design and development of the programme, continues with the delivery of the learning, and is built upon through the integration and implementation of the learning in the work place. The process also involves continuous evaluation of learning effectiveness.
So whether you are interested in your own development, development of your company's staff or wish to improve the competitive advantage of your company through the development of world class supply chain management NITL has the programme for you.
For further information visit Web site: www.nitl.ie
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (C.I.L.T.) is the professional body for those engaged in logistics and all modes of transport. Through its education courses and development activities, the Institute promotes professionalism in logistics and transport, keeps its members informed of developments and provides a practical forum for discussion and debate on current industry issues.
The professional qualification, CMILT (Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport) is recognised worldwide and the Institute in Ireland maintains close links with the International Institute (see: www.cilt-international.com), which has a membership of about 30,000 logistics and transport professionals throughout the world.
If you require any further information on the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland, are interested in becoming a Member or are interested in our Educational Programmes, please contact:
Sheila Harris, Jim Kearney or Philip Mahony,
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland
No. 1 Fitzwilliam Place
Ireland Tel: +353-1-6763188/6764290