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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver where we will be celebrating twenty years of the IHMA.
Addressing the theme ‘Port Expansion - the Challenges’, the Congress program will be designed to appeal to all those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters and industry organisations working with, or within Ports across all levels of the industry spectrum.
SPECIAL CONGRESS OFFER!
It’s not just for Harbour Masters! Anyone with an interest in the operational management of ports and harbours, including VTS, is welcome to join the IHMA. We are a friendly and supportive Association, and Full and Associate memberships are available.
Don’t forget that if you sign up for IHMA membership, you can qualify for the IHMA Member rate to attend IHMA’s Congress in Vancouver, 30 May-2 June 2016.
The membership application is quick and easy to complete. Just fill in the short online form on the IHMA website or contact the Secretary email: email@example.com
Membership of IHMA brings you into contact with harbour masters, VTS managers and port operations managers from the around the world enabling you to exchange information and keep up-to-date with industry developments. Benefits include:
- Access to information and expertise of other members through the members’ on-line forum
- Discounts at IHMA events
- Discount on the cost of the International Diploma for Harbour Masters run by IBC Academy – and the opportunity to apply for bursaries awarded by IHMA for this course
- Representation at IMO, IALA and IHO – and the opportunity to contribute to a range of working and correspondence groups
- Free job advertisements on the IHMA website.
Coronavirus: Let’s keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Statement on 25 March by UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi
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‘As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the global maritime transport industry is playing a critical role in the response.
‘A call by the industry to all governments to keep maritime trade moving by allowing commercial ships continued access to ports worldwide and by facilitating the rapid changeover of ships’ crews should not go unheeded.
‘Around 80% of global trade is transported by commercial shipping, which moves the world’s food, energy and raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components, according to UNCTAD statistics.
‘This includes vital medical supplies, which are sorely needed at this time, and items that are necessary for the preservation of many jobs in manufacturing – without which modern society cannot function.
Trinity House has been closely monitoring the developments of the impact of COVID-19 and has followed advice provided by HM Government.
With regard to its function as the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, the Trinity House priority is to keep staff safe while delivering its statutory functions.
The three GLAs of the UK and Ireland* are deemed essential services vital for the safety of marine navigation and the continuous flow of food, fuel, medical and hygiene supplies, along with the many other commodities upon which the nation depends daily.
In accordance with Government advice a significant majority of Trinity House personnel are now working from home where possible, but some staff are required to attend their normal workplace because of the essential nature of their work.
Join the world’s premier professional body for harbour masters and receive up-to-date information on the industry and access to the members' area of the website.
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