The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) is a professional association for those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters. Its members include port operations managers, VTS managers, and many others, as well as harbour masters. The Congress brings together IHMA Members and other key decision makers from across the entire international maritime industry.

IHMA provides its members with opportunities to consult on technical and professional matters with colleagues in their region and around the world – to learn from their experiences, share good practice and promote the professional standing and interests of its members.

With more than 230 members, the IHMA unites those responsible for the safe, efficient and secure navigation of port waters. The IHMA represents more than 50 nations and extends throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Australasia, Africa, The Americas, The Middle East and Asia.

Members are from ports large and small, publicly and privately owned, and represent a unique source of up-to-date, hands-on expertise in a range of port and maritime operations, including: safety of navigation, vessel traffic control, shipping movements, port management, protection of the marine environment, the ship/port interface, cargo handling and safe stowage, safety management and training, and port security.

IHMA Membership:

Members are from the following countries:
Australia, Algeria, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar,  Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Malaysia,  Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,  Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.

Member discount – IHMA Members are entitled to a special discount rate to attend the Congress.

The IHMA welcomes new members and currently offers three categories of membership for new members: Full Members (Annual member sub: £199 GB Pounds); Commercial Members (£472 GB Pounds); Associate Members (£99 GB Pounds).

For more information visit – or for details on how to become a member of the IHMA, please contact Sabrina Delelis,  Secretary, IHMA: