Notification of each ship visit must be given at least 24 hours before arrival in PCS.
We will notify you via email whether you need any additional exemptions or permits.
Consult the lock schedule for the most up-to-date planning information for ships using the IJmuiden North Lock.
Make a public berth reservation, if necessary.
Order the nautical service providers up to two hours before arrival.
Arrival and stay in the port
Upon arrival, the captain and the Harbour Master establish contact through VHF.
Captains have long been able to apply for exemption from compulsory pilotage with a PEC (Pilotage Exemption Certificate). Read more about:
- PEC structure
- Applying for a PEC
- Limits for the PEC, such as weather conditions
All the facts about our waterways, including the largest sea lock in the world.
On the Port map you will find nautical information and berth information for seagoing vessels.
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Administration & regulations
The Maritime Product Team
To make all visits to the Amsterdam port area as quick, easy and predictable as possible, Port of Amsterdam works to create smarter products and services, every single day.
During 2023, the Maritime Product Team will focus mostly on:
MyPort: the online platform for smarter and faster business in the Amsterdam port. All services and tools available on the platform MyPort are well-designed and personalized based on the needs of the customer.
Digital applications: developing and/or optimizing the digital services, such as;
- Applications: Smarter forms with more pre-filled data so that you can send out your application faster. This includes an overview of submitted applications and the status.
- Lock Schedule: There is an up-to-date planner for Zeesluis IJmuiden and the Noordersluis. Please note that the impact of salinization could potentially affect the Lock Schedule.
- New Seaport dues application: a digital form for submitting a quick, easy and efficient statements regarding seaport dues.