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International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA)

The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) and Lloyd's Maritime Academy have joined forces to provide the world’s present and aspiring Harbour Masters and Port Captains the underpinning knowledge on legislation, risk management, navigational management, security, marine operations and management skills to enable them to meet the industry’s key challenges.

Our partnership

The partnership provides existing IHMA members with up to 15% discount on selected Lloyd's Maritime Academy distance learning courses while Lloyd's Maritime Academy students (non-members) will obtain a complimentary 12-months associate membership with the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) when enrolling on selected courses.

How does it work?

IHMA existing members

Please email with your IHMA membership number to obtain the Discount Code and link for the selected course.

IHMA non-members

Please email with your course payment confirmation receipt and request to join the IHMA.

Elegible Courses

Executive Committee


The traditional port world is changing. Demographical, technological, and sustainability drivers are affecting daily business. As a harbour master in the port value chain, it’s important to know which changes will most likely occur and what the outcome will be for port operations. Lloyds Maritime Academy works closely with IHMA to periodically review the content of the Harbour Master course to provide up-to-date information reflecting the current practices of Harbour Masters at major ports around the world. LMA’s unshared access to IHMA means that it can offer what no other course provider can – a programme for harbour masters by harbour masters