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. 


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)

Call for Papers


25 November 2016, London

PIANC UK will host its AGM in November 2016.

More information will soon be posted on 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 us by email: Kath Coldwell or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7665 2238.

Last updated: April 2016


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