We ensure that ships to and from the ports are safely piloted.

Nederlands Loodswezen

The Dutch pilots offer a contribution to the safe and quick pilotage of ships to and from the Dutch ports and the Flemish ports on the Scheldt River. Each year, they assist more than 90,000 ships. Loodswezen aims to play a leading role by excelling in terms of service provision, training and education, efficiency, technology and customer satisfaction. Highly-trained maritime pilots and other staff members work closely together to ensure safe and efficient operations in all circumstances.  


News & highlights


Pilotage tariffs 2021

Loodswezen NL - 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..

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..