Free interactive industry workshop: Reducing Mooring Failures & Improving Safety at Berth

We are delighted to announce a free interactive industry workshop on ‘Reducing Mooring Failures & Improving Safety at Berth’ co-located with the 2022 IHMA Congress.

Organised by the Young Professionals group of PIANC and supported by the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA), this FREE face-to-face workshop on Wednesday 29 June offers attendees the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and share practical solutions with operators from across the globe.

When: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Where: Ballroom, Level 6, Hilton KL, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470
Tel: 60‐3‐2264‐2264
Attendees: Open to all attendees of the 2022 IHMA Congress and members of the Young Professionals group of PIANC
Registration: FREE. Pre-registration is essential and open until COB Monday 27 June 2022
Click here to register your details
Workshop times: 7.30am – 9am (MYT) Commencing with on-site registration at 7.15am (MYT)
Format: An overview of current theory followed by interactive discussion to share learnings and best practice
Dress code: Business attire

Reducing mooring risk saves lives.

As ships get larger, infrastructure ages and the climate changes, the danger a ship breaking its mooring and causing the loss of equipment and/or life is a growing concern for harbour masters, engineers and port operators. As an industry, we need to get better at reducing this risk and the collective experience meeting at the 2022 IHMA Congress in Kuala Lumpur this June provides a unique platform to share best practice and explore the latest technology in optimizing port safety and operability.

Register for free to take advantage of benefiting from practical solutions, shared in an open and collegial environment designed to enhance the understanding of how to reduce this risk moving forwards.

Chaired by DHI technical specialists, the workshop will commence with an overview of mooring theory including the mechanics of mooring arrangements, wave-vessel interactions, the effects of larger ships and the increasing severity of weather events. This will be followed by a discussion of how a physics-based understanding can be used to manage risks in this area with practical examples from across the world. To collectively share ideas and processes, the audience will be invited to discuss the challenges and solutions currently used to help reduce risks in their ports.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest mooring technology by visiting the 2022 IHMA Congress Exhibition.

To increase your knowledge and networking of this important topic, register to attend the 2022 IHMA Congress at

PIANC Young Professionals (YP) are entitled to the IHMA Member (Under 35) special registration rate.

NB: Those already registered to attend the 2022 IHMA Congress are not required to separately register for this workshop. The 2022 IHMA Congress Exhibition is otherwise not open to visitors, only to registered delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.