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.


Pilot trip Sweet Lady III

Time lapse video pilot trip bulk carrier Sweet Lady III.



Pilotage tariffs 2024

- 29 Dec 2023
The pilotage tariffs for 2024 have been published. more..

New chairman of the Dutch Maritime Pilots’ Corporation

New chairman of the Dutch Maritime Pilots Corporation

Loodswezen NL - 01 May 2023
Willem Bentinck was appointed chairman of the Dutch Maritime Pilots’ Corporation. He succeeds Joost Mulder. more..


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