International Harbour Masters' Association

About IHMA

IHMA is the International Harbour Masters’ Association. IHMA has around 250 individual members from 40 different countries.


IHMA’s objectives

The main objectives of IHMA are to:

  • Promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters 
  • Develop and foster collaboration and good relations among harbour masters world-wide 
  • Represent the professional views of harbour masters internationally, regionally and nationally Promote the professional standing and interests of harbour masters generally 
  • Collect, collate and supply information of professional interest to the membership.


IHMA’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate

Whilst there is some recognition amongst IHMA’s members of the risks associated with climate change, IHMA intends that participation in the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership will increase awareness amongst its members, who have responsibility for the safety of navigation and port operations, of the actions that can be taken to adapt to the changing climate and to strengthen the port’s resilience.

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