Welcome to The UK maritime Pilots Association

Welcome to The UK Maritime Pilots’ Association

In the United Kingdom, 95% of goods imported and exported pass through our seaports.

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) is the representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the United Kingdom. Marine Pilots are highly skilled experts authorised to pilot ships in their respective districts. Taking the navigational conduct of the world’s largest vessels during the often most hazardous part of their voyage. The fundamental purpose of maritime pilotage is to ensure safety, security, environmental protection and port efficiency.

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Navigating a Changing Climate: Moving Towards Low Carbon and Resilient Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

Climate change is a fact although its causes may be a moot point. Whatever those causes may be, we are all going to need to deal with the consequences. In the shipping world this is particularly relevant to the safe and efficient operations of our ports and in particular the pilotage of ships during the most hazardous part of a ship's passage from berth to berth. This conference in March 2017 organised by the PIANC Climate Change Coalition will address these issues. Note that the "early Bird discount rate closes 27th February

Hosted by: PIANC Climate Change Coalition
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel - Le Palace, Brussels
Date: 27 - 28 March 2017

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