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).

To demonstrate the quality and efficiency of our service, the Association’s management took the decision to implement a safety and quality management system and in this regard the ISPO emerged the system of choice.
Kurt Duncan,
Chairman of Trinidad and Tobago pilots

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.


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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