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International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations
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ISPO

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


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

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

News

Spanish version ISPO Part A and B

During the IUG meeting of associates last June in Rotterdam José A. Perez Lorente of Palma de Mallorca Pilots handed over the Spanish translation of ISPO Part A and Part B to the IUG chairman Willem Bentinck.

José A. Perez Lorente of Palma de Mallorca Pilots handed over the Spanish translation of ISPO Part A and Part B to the IUG chairman Willem Bentinck. Read More