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. 


11 March 2014: Fluid mud in ports and navigation - Management today and in the future
This free seminar hosted by HR Wallingford with support from PIANC, IMarEST and CEDA will bring together a group of experts to share current best practice on fluid mud management and to identify gaps in our current knowledge and identify future research priorities. Visit our events page. (posted 21 January 2014)

10 February 2014: BS 6349: “Maritime Works” Finishing the task
This one-day event will give updates on the latest progress in standardisation for Maritime Works. It will present delegates with the advances being made on standardisation and alert them to impending public consultation processes. Visit our events page. (posted 04 December 2013)

28 October 2013: Widening the Panama Canal – What is happening and what will its impact be? Half-day seminar
This free-of-charge seminar discussed the Panama Canal and one of the greatest changes in shipping patterns for many years. Presentations are now available. Visit our events page. (posted 19 November 2013)

14 October 2013: Biodiversity offsetting at the coast Half-day seminar
This free-of-charge seminar aims to stimulate discussion about coastal biodiversity offsetting issues – thus enabling those attending to include relevant comments in their responses to DEFRA's recent green paper. Visit our events page for more information. (posted 03 October 2013)

PIANC World Congress 2014: Navigating the New Millennium

June 1-5, 2014 in San Francisco, California

PIANC World Congress 2014: Navigating the New Millennium will cover such themes as:

  • Global Navigation Issues of the 21st Century
  • Ports and Maritime Navigation
  • Inland Waterway Systems
  • Environmental Issues - Towards
  • Working with Nature
  • Dredging
  • Urban and Recreational Waterfronts

For more information on PIANC World Congress 2014, visit the http://2014congress.pianc.us/.


Contact PIANC UK

If you have any queries about PIANC UK, feel free to contact us by email: Jacqueline Finch or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7665 2238.


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Last updated: July 2014


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