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).

This award means Liverpool pilots are of the highest international standard.
Iolo Thomas,
Chairman of Liverpool Pilotage Services

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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