River Scheldt

Pilotage services can be traced back centuries and were provided at locations where seagoing vessels required assistance to sail to the sea.

History

Loodswezen in the Scheldemonden region has a rich and varied past. This is because the river Schelde formed a border between two countries, with all the problems arising from this situation. As a result, by 1839 Loodswezen had already been subject to100 years of rivalry from the Belgian pilots.

These days, however, the Flemish and Dutch Loodswezen have a good working relationship and contribute to providing a valuable service.

The links below indicate the most important moments in the history of the Scheldemonden Loodswezen.

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History

Loodswezen in the Scheldemonden region has a rich and varied past. This is because the river Schelde formed a border between two countries, with all the problems arising from this situation. As a result, by 1839 Loodswezen had already been subject to100 years of rivalry from the Belgian pilots.

These days, however, the Flemish and Dutch Loodswezen have a good working relationship and contribute to providing a valuable service.

The links below indicate the most important moments in the history of the Scheldemonden Loodswezen.