The endorsement sees establishment of the African Harbour Masters’ Committee (AHMC), the second such committee to be created under the Association’s Constitution which allows a region of IHMA to be formed in an area of the world, the boundary of which is defined by named countries.
IHMA’s Executive Committee unanimously supported the proposal which was formally approved on 25 January, 2021.
AHMC will bring together the African continent and collaborate in a spirit of co-operation to share ideas and provide guidance, support, and direction in the management of all aspects of maritime matters related to the Harbour Master’s function in ports.
Members of the AHMC ExCo feature notable port executives and senior managers from the PMAESA region: Captain William K Ruto (Kenya), Captain Thulani Dubeko (South Africa) and Captain Dunstan Kangwa (Zambia).
Speaking on the development, PMAESA Secretary General Col. Andre Ciseau hailed the initiative and reiterated PMAESA’s support to AHMC.