River Scheldt

Regionale Loodsencorporatie Scheldemonden

Regionale Loodsencorporatie Scheldemonden

In accordance with Article 10 of the Loodsenwet (the Dutch Pilotage Act), all Dutch registered pilots working in the Scheldemonden region are members of the professional association called Regionale Loodsencorporatie Scheldemonden (hereinafter referred to as RLc Scheldemonden) and work closely with their colleagues from the Flemish Pilotage Service, DAB Loodswezen. Both organisations are jointly responsible for the piloting of ships to and from the Flemish ports on the river Scheldt. Distribution of pilotage operations has been laid down in the Scheldt Regulations and is as follows: 72.5% are for Flemish pilots and 27.5% for Dutch pilots.

In addition, only Dutch registered pilots are responsible for the piloting of seagoing ships to and from the Dutch ports, such as the ports along the Dutch part of the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, and the Vlissingen-Oost ports.

Code of Good Governance

In its meeting of 14 February 2018, the members of RLc Scheldemonden approved the adoption of the Regional Loodsencorporatie Scheldemonden Code of Good Governance. The Model Code of Good Governance for Public Service Providers 2015 of the Handvestgroep Publiek Verantwoorden (HPV), the Dutch Public Accountability Charter Group, was central to its preparation. The accompanying 'Action Programme 2018' is currently being implemented. For some action programme items, such as items 2.1, 6.3 and 7, a slightly a longer time schedule is deemed necessary due to the implementation of the 'Common Framework of Standards for Financial Management, Accountability and Internal Supervision' of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the amount of work this creates for Nederlands Loodswezen (of which RLc Scheldemonden forms part). There is a partial overlap between the Code of Good Governance and the Framework of Standards mentioned above and by slowing down implementation we try to avoid duplication of work.


The 2019-2022 Policy Plan of the Board of the RLc

An update of the Policy Plan is adopted on the 17th of May by the RLc Board, after consultation to the RLc General Meeting in April 2021.

The purpose of this Policy Plan is to serve as a guideline for the policy to be carried out in the said period. On the basis of the Policy Plan, the Board of the RLc will, if necessary, come up with separate detailed proposals for the RLc General Meeting. In the implementation of the policy, this Plan will also serve as a guideline for the RLc's day-to-day management.

Composition of the Board of the Scheldemonden region RLc; terms of office; fixed expenses allowance; and other management
or committee functions

Name
Board of RLc function
Elected as from*
Rotation schedule
Fixed expenses
allowance per month
Other management or committee functions
G.B.P. (Georg) Jaburg
President
19 April 2018
April 2022
EUR 500,-
  • Board member of Foundation Maritime Activities De Ruyter (MAR) 
  • Supervisory Board member of MuZEEum
B.F.R. (Bastiaan) Bijvank
Secretary (Vice President)
3 June 2020 (2)
June 2024
EUR 500,-
-
P.P. (Paul) de Bruijn
(Deputy)
Member of the Board
6 June 2018
June 2022
EUR 100,-
-
D. (Dennis) de Boer
Education and Training Coordinator
2 December 2020 (2)
December 2024
EUR 100,-
-
A. (Alexander) van Mossevelde
Member of the Board
4 December 2019 (2)
December 2023
EUR 100,-
-
D.J. (Daniel) Netsere
(Deputy)
Member of the Board
9 September 2021 (2)
September 2025
EUR 100,-
-
A. (Arie) Palmers
Member of the Board
2 December 2020 (2)
December 2024
EUR 100,-
-
J.G. (Jasper) Reymer
Member of the Board
3 February 2021
February 2025
EUR 100,-
-

* The addition (2) after a date on which a Board Member was elected indicates the start of a second management term (of four years).

Permanent advisors of the Board of the RLc are:

  • A. (Bram) Jobse, Staff Executive of Policy and Legal Affairs Scheldemonden region
  • H.F. (Ferry) de Vos,  Scheldemonden region Controller


Audit Committee of the Scheldemonden RLc

The audit committee of the Scheldemonden RLc has been elected by and from the members of the Scheldemonden RLc. The committee carries out an annual examination of the income and expenditure of the Scheldemonden RLc. The activities are carried out separately from and in addition to the regular annual audit.

Name
Elected as from*
Rotation schedule
F.W. (Frans) Akkerman
18 April 2019
April 2022
E.P.R. (Eugene) Heugen
21 April 2021
April 2024
N.G. (Nico) Schroevers
30 April 2021
April 2024