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Since 1 January: Compulsory pilotage new style
Captains have long been able to apply for exemption from compulsory pilotage with a PEC (Pilotage Exemption Certificate). Since 1 January 2021, new legislation and regulations have been in force to compulsory pilotage. Read more about:
- New PEC structure
- Applying for a PEC
- Limits for the PEC, such as weather conditions
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In the coming months, OpenIJ is working on the final stages of the construction of Zeesluis IJmuiden. This summer, OpenIJ delivers the largest sea lock in the world to Rijkswaterstaat. This will be followed by an extensive test phase of the lock gates (number 3 on the picture). Tests with sea-going ships are schedules as from October.
Direct Ireland-Netherlands route realises advantages of border-free transit and new investments in container rail freight at both ends.
There are also divers at work for the construction of Zeesluis IJmuiden (the new sea lock). They are busy with underwater engineering and construction activities. Max Schellenbach and Jan-Pieter Steunebrink of Boskalis are responsible for the Boskalis diving department and the execution of the work for OpenIJ. They told us about the work of their divers.
The construction of Zeesluis IJmuiden is almost completed. Now that all the lock gates have been put in position, the area around the new sea lock is being prepared for its future use. During the preparation of the area, everything will be made ready for the opening of the lock.