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.


Pilottrip Mv Great Ocean

Time lapse video Mv Great Ocean from Flushing to Antwerp.


Pilotage tariffs 2023 - River Scheldt

Scheldemonden - 30 Dec 2022
The pilotage tariffs for 2023 have been published. more..

Christening of new pilot tender Mira - a lightweight powerhouse

Loodswezen NL - 07 Apr 2020
On Thursday 2 April, Annebel de Deugd (interim manager fleet management of Nederlands Loodswezen), christened the new Dutch pilots’ tender Mira; one of the lightest tenders in the Nederlands Loodswezen fleet. 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