Welcome to the UK Section of PIANC

The International Navigation Association (PIANC) is a professional organisation offering access to worldwide trends and challenges in port and waterway development and management.

The UK Section members, including government organisations, the private sector, and individuals, work together with 40 other nations to address a broad range of policy, engineering, and environmental issues for the advancement of waterborne transportation.

The Secretariat of the UK Section is hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. 


Inland Waterways - Managing the assets & future projects
will be held in London on 18th March 2019.
For more information, visit our events page. (updated 8 March 2019)

Evening seminar
is to be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow (tbc) in w/c 22nd April 2019 (exact date tbc), followed by visit to Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project the following day (subject to confirmation). (posted 17 January 2019))

YP Event Seminar in Southampton
is to be held on 16th of May 2019.
For more information, visit our events page. (posted 17 January 2018)

Conference on fendering and mooring and BS6349
is to be held w/c 24th June 2019 (exact date tbc)
For more information, visit our events page.


7 reasons to join PIANC UK

  • Join a world-wide network of fellow experts and professionals
  • Benefit from more than a century of expertise
  • Gain access to advanced technical information
  • Share your knowledge and experience through Working Groups, Commissions and National Sections
  • Make your voice heard within the community and on the international scene
  • Use a unique springboard for Young Professionals
  • Team up with public decision-makers.

Visit our membership page for further information.

Contact PIANC UK

If you have any queries about PIANC UK, feel free to contact the PIANC secretary.

Last updated: January 2019


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