PIANC USA is a unique source of technical information on inland and maritime ports and waterways throughout the world. Your PIANC USA membership entitles you to receive many outstanding benefits which include:

  • Technical Reports in the field of inland maritime and recreational navigation, including environmental issues
  • A bi-monthly electronic PIANC USA Newsletter, with news and articles related to navigation in the United States
  • PIANC International Electronic Newsletter, Sailing Ahead, with international news updates for the navigation community
  • Complimentary or reduced registrations to Upcoming Events, such as the PIANC Annual General Assembly and World Congress, Ports Conference, PIANC-SMART Rivers, PIANC-COPEDEC Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in countries in transition, and more.
  • Access to the PIANC Membership Directory, an international network of like-minded professionals
  • The opportunity to develop “cutting edge” advancements in your profession by serving on Technical International Working Groups
  • Networking Events to strengthen your professional connections and business opportunities worldwide
  • Professional Recognition with awards such as the De Paepe-Willems Award and the Jack Nichol Marina Design Award
  • Young Professional activities for students and professionals under age 40
  • Access to the password protected area of the PIANC International website, with access to the downloadable technical reports, on-line PIANC membership directory, and more! Small corporate members will receive 2 log-ins/passwords and large corporate members will receive 4 log-ins/passwords.

Your name will be forwarded to Brussels for incorporation into the membership rolls. Membership will be one year from date of renewing or joining. Upon membership or renewal, you will automatically have access to all current and previous PIANC publications.

How to Join

You may join PIANC USA by completing a PIANC USA New Member Application Form and mailing it along with a check payment to:

U.S. Section PIANC
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3868

You may also join online.

Current members may fill out an PIANC USA Membership Renewal Form and mail it with a check payment to the above address or online.


PIANC USA membership fees are as follows:

Student member (under 30 years of age): $40

Individual member: $120

Small corporate member: $600
Less than 20 employees who are directly concerned with PIANC matters.

Large corporate member: $1,150
More than 20 employees who are directly concerned with PIANC matters

In addition to supporting the improvement of their field, PIANC USA members enjoy opportunities for career advancement through research, networking and information exchanges. If you are professionally involved with waterborne transportation, navigation, marine environments or ports, we encourage you to consider membership in PIANC USA.

We hope you will join PIANC USA today!