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.
IHMA offers members webinars, including access to Q&A. Watch the very first webinar from the 2021 IHMA 360° Series presented by Captain Andreas Mai, Harbour Master, Bremerhaven & Bremen (RTD). After the webinar presentation, Captain Mai is joined by IHMA President Captain Yoss Leclerc and members of the Executive Committee for a Q&A session.
For more information on how to access other presentations from this series or to arrange a webinar for the membership, contact the IHMA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Yoss Leclerc has over 30 years of experience in maritime logistics, transport and port operations. He was elected President of IHMA in October 2020 at the conclusion of the IHMA Biennial Ordinary General Meeting.
Andreas Mai is a former Master Mariner and was appointed Harbour Master for the port of Bremerhaven in 1996. In 2000 he also took over the position of Harbour Master at the port of Bremen. During his active time as Harbour Master and Director of the Governmental Port Authority, he chaired the 2004 IHMA Congress in Bremen and, for a few years, the European Harbour Masters’ Committee (EHMC). He retired from his duties at the end of 2020 after 24 years of service.
A new heatwave, the fourth since the beginning of June 2022, is ongoing in central and western Europe.
According to the national weather services, air temperatures between 9 and 14 August could again exceed 44°C in Spain, 40°C in France, 35°C in the south of the United Kingdom and 30°C in the Netherlands.
At the Port of Guam on 10 August the US Coast Guard recognized mariners aboard the CGA CGM Herodote for their action to save lives in March this year.
Captain Nick Simmons, US Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, presented Captain Donald Moore and the crew a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit for their efforts to rescue fishers more than 100 miles off Japan after their vessel suffered a fire on 21 March.
Simmons said: ‘The efforts of Captain Moore and his crew honour the nautical tradition of assisting fellow mariners. Their bias for action and commitment were on display that day. Merchant mariners are an integral part of the global search and rescue enterprise, and especially in the vast Pacific, they are essential to saving lives.’