River Scheldt

Our pilots know each bend in the Western Scheldt.

With its many bends and meanders, the Western Scheldt is one of the most difficult to navigate rivers in the world. It connects the ports of Antwerp, Flushing, Ghent and Terneuzen with the North Sea. The registered pilots of the Scheldemonden region see to it that the tens of thousands of ships visiting these ports each year are piloted safely and smoothly into and out of these ports. They do this under all weather conditions, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Video

Pilot trip Sweet Lady III

Time lapse video pilot trip bulk carrier Sweet Lady III.

News

Tuesday, May 22, website not available for a few hours

Loodswezen NL - 18 May 2018
Next Tuesday, May 22, this website is expected to be unavailable for a number of hours between 9 am and 2 pm. more..

Nederlands Loodswezen pilotage tariffs 2018

Pilotage tariffs 2018

Loodswezen NL - 29 Dec 2017
On December 22, 2017 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) published the Tariff Decision on Pilotage Tariffs 2018. ACM has set a generic national tariff change of -0.99%. more..

ISPO-certified

ISPO (International Standard for Pilot Organisations) is an integrated Safety Management System for pilots and their companies. In this sytem procedures are clearly identified and controlled. Region River Scheldt is certified since 2014.

More informatie about ISPO can be found at: www.ispo-standard.com