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 2022 River Scheldt

Scheldemonden - 05 Jan 2022
The tariffs for 2022 have been published. more..


Pilotage Tariffs 2021

Scheldemonden - 29 Dec 2020
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) published its 2020 Pilotage Tariff Decision on 9 December 2020. The ACM has set a generic national tariff change of + 3.41%. 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