The International Harbour Masters Association

The aim of the IHMA is to unite those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters into one professional body to further the objectives of IHMA.

Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.

The International Harbour Masters Association is the professional body for those with responsibility for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters.

With members in more than 50 countries, the Association brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.

IHMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, will address the opening day of the 11th IHMA Congress on 25 June 2018.Mr. Lim has both sea-going and port experience as well as a distinguished career at IMO which included leading the South Korean delegation and chairing one of the Sub-Committees.

The 2017 seminar was a first in the history of our Committee, as it was held in the Moroccan port

Join the worlds premier professional body for harbour masters. As an IHMA member, you will receive access to:

The IHMA forum – join the discussion

Details of your fellow members, including their contact coordinates

IHMA has Non-governmental international Organization Consultative status at IMO

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

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The 2017 seminar was a first in the history of our Committee, as it was held in the Moroccan port of Tanger Med. This was a consequence of the previous seminar in 2015, which was held in Marseille and where we reached out to our North African colleagues who are Harbour Masters, Port Captains and their deputies.

Tanger Med has built a leading hub port on the south shore of the Strait of Gibraltar. Beginning service in July 2007, the Tanger Med port is now operating amongst the worlds leading ports.

Le program complt du jeudi et vendredi 11 et 12 mai, sminaire EHMC, Tanger Med

The full program for the Thursday and Friday 11 and 12 May 2017, EHMC seminar, Tanger Med

On the occasion of the 2015 seminar in Marseille, we reached out to our North African colleagues who are Harbour Masters, Port Captains and their deputies.

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Presentation; Grand Port Maritime de Marseille –

Improve weather forecasts, more accurate navigation positioning, use of tugs, information to masters, improve experience

Presentation; The container ship market in 2015

Ultra-large box vessels: scaling effects in the container trade

senior analyst liner shipping and ports,

Laccueil dans le port des grands Porte-Conteneurs

Presentation; pilotage Marseille Fos

Piloter les plus grands navires dans le port en toute scurit avec deux pilotes et la mise en œuvre du PPU

Presentation; Bigger container vessels; more P&I claims?

Replies from; the ships side, statistics, lessons learned & port installations

Theme; Port expansion, challenges and opportunities

Improving weather and wind forecasts in ports

Text version; Improving weather and wind forecasts in ports

Presentation; The Mariners Handbook

What is the maximum draught that can fit into the port?

Full program EHMC seminar, in English

The full program of the seminar, 28 May, and the technical visit on 29 May

Programme complte du sminaire EHMC, en Francais

Le programme complte du sminaire le 28 mai et de la visite du port et cocktail le 29 mai

Presentation brochure Marseille Fos; Global Port & Multi-Activities

Adapting to changes; ships using LNG as fuel, reporting through a Single Window

Andreas Mai has hosted a triple E-event in which one day knew the EHMC seminar, a second day was dedicated to the Green Efforts project and a third day to an ESPO MAS meeting. The EHMC Seminar was about;

For LNG marine fuelling and bunkering there is without doubt a very fast growing interest; studies by class societies even show a parallel in the development of LNG as a fuel with the changeover to oil as a fuel some 100 years ago (see for documentsunder the heading LNG). One may easily loose the overview these days of all developments, feasibility studies and political demands.

The implementation of the EU Reporting Directive in June 2015

Same applies to the implementation of the reporting directive that can be viewed as a compulsory introduction of electronic communication in the European maritime world.

LNG Infrastructure Development in European ports

LNG as a fuel for ships, Activities in the ports of Bremen

Bjela König, Port Development Bremenports

Bjela König, Port Development Bremenports

Simultaneous LNG bunkering and passenger operations

Capt. Henrik Cars, Harbour Master Port of Stockholm

LNGissues to be considered by Harbour Masters

IT in ports -supporting business processes – since the 70s

Directive on reporting formalities, implementation in Germany

Uwe Kraft, deputy harbour master Bremen/Bremerhaven

Data collection and reporting esp. for smaller companies

Please find here the full program for the EHMC seminar on 17 April 2013.

The participants that registered for the EHMC seminar on 17 April so far.

EHMC seminar and Bremen events April 2013

Flyer with all information about the events, venues, hotel and travel. Digital version.

The Safe Port; information and education

When and how can Harbour Masters consult the SafeSeaNet system?

UK Certificate of Competency for Harbour Masters

Bachelor and Master degree for ex-seafarers aiming at a higher university degree

EHMC and the ESPO Maritime Affairs & Security Committee

EHMC film on Safe Mooring the Missing Link, improving the mooring process

IHMA Nautical Port Information Project

How do we improve IHMAs professional standing, members involvement and members benefits

Practical experience of Ports on the West Coast of Ireland resulting from the increasing number of violent winter storms Introduction

EHMC video project, dealing with all issues related to the ship-shore interface

EBA: Mooring instructions in extreme weather conditions

CESMA; Who in the end is responsible for admission decision when entering a port with storms of over force 8

Maritime Safety and Security Information Exchange Systems

the IHMA Quality Information Quality Port

Provision of additional shore moorings

ETA: Extreme weather conditions and tug boat operations

EMPA; Challenges and limitations for pilots in extreme weather conditions

The IHMA constitution sets out the establishment of a region of the IHMA, the committee role and authority, its formation and management.

IHMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International MaritimeFIND OUT MORE

The 2017 seminar was a first in the history of our Committee, as it was held in the Moroccan port of Tanger Med. This was a consequence of the previousFIND OUT MORE

IMO Secretary-General to address IHMA Congress

IHMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, will address the opening day of the 11th IHMA Congress on 25 June 2018.Mr. Lim has both sea-going and port experience as well as a distinguished career at IMO which included leading the South Korean delegation and chairing one of the Sub-Committees.

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