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 email@example.com
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.
The main approach channel and Berths 8&9 at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe have been deepened to improve access for the world’s largest container ships.
The announcement was formally made today (4 October 2023) during the maiden call at the port of its namesake the OOCL Felixstowe, the latest in a series of 24,188 TEU mega container vessels operated by Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (“OOCL”).