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

Tuesday, May 22, website not available for a few hours

Loodswezen NL - 18 May 2018
Next Tuesday, May 22, this website is expected to be unavailable for a number of hours between 9 am and 2 pm. more..

Nederlands Loodswezen pilotage tariffs 2018

Pilotage tariffs 2018

Loodswezen NL - 29 Dec 2017
On December 22, 2017 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) published the Tariff Decision on Pilotage Tariffs 2018. ACM has set a generic national tariff change of -0.99%. more..