Exemption, license and reporting for inland shipping

On 6 January 2020, the Regional Port Bye-Laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2019 came into force. From this day on, the new application forms will also be online.
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Check if permits, exemptions or reporting are required.

For transports exceptional, acquiring permission in advance is required. From whom you need permission depends on where you are sailing:

Transport within the management area of the Central Nautical Management (see map)

The Inland shipping police regulations determine whether your transport falls under transport exceptional. Some examples include:

  • ships with protruding parts that may cause damage or hindrance,
  • objects with drag going through the sea lock (seagoing or direction Amsterdam),
  • houseboats of which the transport does not comply with the CVO requirements.
How to request

1. Submit the form at 3 working days before the start of the transport.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 1 and 3 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

 

Open the form More information in Inland shipping police regulations, article 1.21 (Only available in Dutch)..

Transport through national and provincial roads

Please request permission from the Ministry of Waterways and Public Works (RWS) contact point. The RWS will forward the request to the relevant waterway administrators for you.

Open the Form RWS Contact Point More information in Inland shipping police regulations, article 1.21 (Only available in Dutch).

For these activities, permission is always required.

Cleaning, desinfection and fumigation

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

Board-to-board transhipment

How to request

1. Send the form as soon as possible. The notification must be made by the bunker operator at least 6 hours in advance. After notification the activities can be started.

2. Start and end of the work must be reported on channel VHF 14.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to report

1. Send the form as soon as possible. After notification the activities can be started.

2. Start and end of the work must be reported on channel VHF 14.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request
1. Send the form as soon as possible. After notification the activities can be started.
2. Start and end of the work must be reported on channel VHF 14.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

For bunkering, all you have to do is report it. For debunkering you have to make a request.
How to report

1. Send the form as soon as possible. After notification the activities can be started.

2. Start and end of the work must be reported on channel VHF 14.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

Permission may or may not be required depending on your situation.

Available berths

No permission required if:

  • You comply with the placed road signs and other signage.
  • You already have a berth permit and/or exemption for this berth.

 

Do you want to make a reservation for a public berth? Check this page.

 

Permission required

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

Depending on the area, you may or may not need permission.

You don't need permission in these areas:

  • Het Slik;
  • Houthaven wachtsteigers noordzijde;
  • Minervahaven wachtsteigers noordzijde;
  • Mercuriushaven wachtsteiger worteleinde;
  • Sonthaven steigers worteleinde;
  • Suezhaven palen zuidzijde;
  • Cacaohaven zuidzijde korte kades;
  • Zanzibarhaven wachtpalen zuidzijde

You don't have to report anything and can use spud poles or anchors without permission.

You do need permission for all other areas. Apply for permission.

 

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the ADN, Article 7.2.5.4.2 (Regulations for the carriage of dangerous goods by inland waterway; in Dutch).

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

A ban on entering applies for the following port basins: Mercuriushaven, Coenhaven, Jan van Riebeeckhaven, Westhaven, Amerikahaven, Afrikahaven.

Permission is not required

in the following situations:

  • Loading, unloading and waiting for a berth.
  • Bunker ships, service vessels, dredgers and work ships that are working on the port infrastructure.
  • Tow boats and the vessels of boatmen, in as far as they assist an incoming or departing ship.
  • A ship that is employed by a legal public entity or is carrying out work commissioned by an entity governed by public law.

 

Permission required

In all other cases, permission is required. Please request permission with this form.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

 

For these activities, permission is always required.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

For these activities, permission is always required.

Oil port area (Please sea the map)

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

 

Applications not mentioned

How to request

Please fill out the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Open the form More information in the Inland Water Ordinance, article 2.3.5 (in Dutch).

How to request

Please fill out the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Open the form More information in the Inland Water Ordinance, article 4.2.1 (in Dtuch).

How to request

1. Please submit the form at least 72 hours in advance.

Please call us at +3120 5234 600, press 2 and together, we can consider your options.

2. We will process your request as soon as possible.

Open the form More information in the Regional Port Bye-laws 2019.

Do you need any help? If your situation is not mentioned above or if you have any doubts, please contact the Harbour Master's Division, Port Office

Call us at 020 5234 600 option 2

We are 24/7 available.

You can also email us, at portoffice@portofamsterdam.com