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.

On 7 August the Unifeeder Group, the largest pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, announced from Aarhus, Denmark, the signing of agreed acquisition by DP World.

At the end of July IMO reported that Mauritius had become the 15th  signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.

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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How and with who will the ship of the future communicate?

This is the question that industry, ship owners and managers, ports, nautical service providers, university and research projects will seek to answer in this biennial EHMC seminar.  The day will include live demonstrations of industry products and a visit by boat within the Port of Gothenburg that will also take us around the harbour area.

The Swedish shipping industry has recently been labelled a role model for the global shipping community because of the work being done to reduce emissions.  The Port of Gothenburg is not only Swedens, but moreover Scandinavias most important gateway for goods, cruise and passengers.  The hinterland includes three capital cities – Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm and almost 3o per cent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the port.

For further details please contact the EHMC Secretary, romers.

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

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

On 7 August the Unifeeder Group, the largest pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, announced from Aarhus, Denmark, the signing of agreed acquisition by DP World.FIND OUT MORE

At the end of July IMO reported that Mauritius had become the 15th  signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct the instrument developed andFIND OUT MORE

The Unifeeder Group becomes part of the DP World Group

On 7 August the Unifeeder Group, the largest pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, announced from Aarhus, Denmark, the signing of agreed acquisition by DP World.

At the end of July IMO reported that Mauritius had become the 15th  signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.