International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations
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The ISPO (International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations) is a standard of best practice for pilots and pilot organizations, improving safety and quality. Providing self-regulation and transparency in pilotage standards to all port related stakeholders.

International Users Group
The responsibility for the ISPO standard lies with the International Users Group of ISPO-certified organizations (IUG).

ISPO is an accessible industry specific standard, managed by pilots for pilots. ISPO is a voluntary code of best practice providing transparency to shipowners and stakeholders.
Capt. Willem Bentinck,
Chairman ISPO International User Group

ISPO is the preferred quality standard for maritime pilot organizations worldwide.

Gives stakeholders clear and transparent information regarding the quality and reliability of the service provided by maritime pilots.


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