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. 


PIANC and RINA Joint Conference: Ships and Ports, 14 May 2018
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 23 Apr 2018)

PIANC Seminar: Maritime projects in the South-West, 6 June 2017
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 15 May 2017)

PIANC Technical paper competition: win up to €4000
Visit our awards and sponsorship page for more information. (posted 9 February 2017)

BS 6349: “Maritime Works”, Advancing on Firm Foundations, 13 February 2017
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 2 February 2017)

Sir William Harris lecture: Titanic, from engineering triumph to human tragedy by Graham Anthony, 9 January 2017
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 14 December 2016)

September visit to Port of Hull
Presentations of the visit to Hull Greenport and evening seminars have been uploaded to our event page.
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 18 October 2016)

Programme for PIANC lecture now available
The programme for next week PIANC lecture is now available to download.
Visit our events page for more information. (posted 16 September 2016)

Call for abstracts for the ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters (5 – 7 September 2017, Liverpool)
The Institution of Civil Engineers is pleased to invite PIANC members to submit abstracts showcasing innovative projects and recent advances in coastal and maritime engineering.
Deadline to submit abstract is 30 June 2016.
Visit our news page for more information. (posted 8 June 2016)

Win up to €4000 in the PIANC technical paper competition

PIANC invites Yong Professionals to submit technical papers in the fields of design, construction, improvement, maintenance of operation inland and maritime waterways of inland and maritime ports and of coastal areas.
For more information, visit our Awards and Sponsorship 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: Februasy 2017


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