Working group reports released and new ones in formation, get involved! Also regional events, welcome to our 2021 Board observers and registrations are opening for Coasts and Ports 2021!

Additional Members required: MarCom WG164 

Additional members required for MarCom WG 164: Upgrade of port berths by increasing dredged depth.

Objectives of MarCom WG164:
The objective of the Working Group is to provide guidance to port and terminal owners, designers and dredging and contractor companies in order to address the problem of upgrading existing terminals when increased depth is needed at the toe of the structures. 

Disciplines that should be covered by the Working Group are: port or terminal owners, experts in engineering design (soil mechanics and structural design of port facilities), contractors, companies specialized in soil improvement techniques and dredging companies.

If you would like to represent the Australian & New Zealand National Section of PIANC on this Working Group, see here for more information and how to apply.  

Apply before 19 April 2021

WA Networking Sundowner 22 April 5.30pm

The PIANC WA Chapter invites you to attend a FREE networking event in Perth CBD!
Come and join us for a drink and canapes at the Grand Bar & Bistro on St Georges Terrace to share your thoughts and innovative ideas with maritime industry peers. Registrations essential! Thanks to sponsors and corporate members Boskalis Australia. 


WG208 released! Congrats to ANZ contributors.

New release MarCom WG208 Planning for Automation of Container Terminals analyses state-of-the-art and best practices when planning for automation in container terminals.
Congrats to all involved especially PIANC ANZ contributors Carsten Varming and Tom Condie!

Call-out Reminder: RecCom WG149  

Additional members - WG149 Guidelines for Marina Design

Marina planning and design is a complex and interdisciplinary practice.  Skilled professionals need updated “codes of practice”.  

Furthermore, there is a need to consider the most recent developments - super and mega-yachts presence, changes of boats dimensions ratios, widening of age range of users, disability access, boat yards, villages for urban functions, sustainability criteria. 

Some sections of this work have already been successfully published by PIANC in 2016 and 2017, however further work in two areas is required to complete this major PIANC publication. 

Click here for more information and how to apply.  Apply by 19 April 2021


Reflections on resilience

Our achievements in 2020 are a testimony to the PIANC ANZ community’s resilience, enthusiasm, and commitment to shared goals and aims.  So that despite all the challenges, it was another great year for our organisation and many thanks to all involved.     See full report from the Chair.
DOWNLOAD PIANC ANZ Annual Report 2020

Welcome Board Observers for 2021!

In March PIANC ANZ Chair Will Glamore welcomed our 2021 Board Observers Anna Gudkov and Olivier Mineau to their first Board meeting. “As usual” he said, “PIANC benefits greatly from the extremely high quality of  the Observership Program candidates. 

Anna Gudkov is a litigation lawyer committed to keeping companies accountable for their climate change and ecological footprint. Anna works as a Senior Solicitor in the Corporate and Gas team at the  Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), one of the largest environmental legal centres in the southern hemisphere.

Olivier Mineau is the General Manager, Commercial & Partnerships – Woolworths Everyday Rewards. Olivier is French Canadian, resident in Australia for five years, previously working for Coles, and now Woolworths on their rewards programs. He is soon to be an Australian citizen, which is exciting. As is the thought of working with PIANC.

Positions available in ANZ Northern Chapter.

PIANC ANZ Regional Chapters participate in all PIANC’s national and global aims and activities, but our regions can better focus on local needs and requirements.

Our NT/QLD regional chapter is looking to invigorate its leadership committee and enhance connections with people in the industry. This is a great opportunity to get more involved with PIANC and develop your leadership skills. 

If you are interested in either the Chapter Chair role or to be part of the Leadership Committee, just fill out the attached expression of interest and return to the chapter contract, Kevin Kane at by 16 April 2021.


Call-out Reminder:  MarCom WG240

Guidance for ports in small island countries.  
Objectives: To provide a guidance document specific to the needs of small island ports, covering best practice port planning, design and construction, efficiency and safety in port and terminal operations, environmental safeguards, implementation of sustainable technologies, and natural hazard response planning.

Apply before 16 April 2021


Last call:
MarCom WG238 & 239

Apply now to participate in new Working Groups!

MarCom WG238: Guidelines for use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in infrastructure for ports and waterways.

The use of BIM for infrastructure for ports and waterways and other waterborne transport infrastructure requires a new approach to the organization of the design, construction, maintenance and operation processes. PIANC has the opportunity to propose a set of rules and guidelines that will provide a unified criteria for the industry. 

MarCom WG239: Mitigation Of Tsunami Disasters In Ports
The aim is to review, update and where appropriate expand or revise the original WG112/122 reports, incorporate new scientific and technological advancements, and knowledge gained from recent events.

And the best is yet to come!

Kei te rangatira, tēnā koutou.  Registration to attend the Conference will open on 12 April 2021!

Australasian Coasts & Ports 2021 will feature engaging keynote speakers, incorporate numerous concurrent streams for technical presentations, trade exhibition, half-day field trips and the opportunity to network with colleagues in a vibrant social programme. 

Opportunities will be provided, in particular, to focus on challenges and solutions for port resilience, impacts and responses to catastrophic events, as well as to explore how local and indigenous values can be effectively represented in coastal management. Register now!


What is PIANC? 

The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

PIANC is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert guidance on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructure to facilitate waterborne transport.

Established in 1885, PIANC, a non-political and non-profit organisation, continues to be the leading partner for government and the private sector in the design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas.  

Join us for a variety of benefits including free copies of our industry-leading reports, reduced costs for our conferences and events, and unique networking opportunities.
PIANC Australia & New Zealand is a National Section of PIANC International.
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