International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations


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.


Conference Cork

Port of Cork organises a conference on 14th and 15th of March with interesting pilot related topics. For details download press release.

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Press Release – ISPO Conference Brisbane 2018

Brisbane Marine Pilots hosted a very successful annual International Standard for maritime Pilot Organizations (ISPO) conference and meetings here in Brisbane on Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 October 2018. The venue was the Stamford Plaza Brisbane. There were around 100 international and Australian attendees.

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