Your ship visit is a cooperation between the captain, the agent and the Harbour Master.
Your ship visit in 4 steps
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
Read more about...
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.
In March 2021, the last two lock gates on the canal side were successfully installed. The whole operation lasted four days. Edgar Breedveld and Victor Arnolds were involved in this milestone achievement. They directed the positioning process and ensured a good outcome.
Zeesluis IJmuiden will soon be ready for use. But first, staff will have to master the ins and outs of operating the lock. Mia Dröge is Strategic Advisor to the Harbour Master's Division of Port of Amsterdam. Together with a team, she will ensure that the lock can be operated safely.
A larger lock means bigger ships and more salt water. The locking process creates large volumes of fresh or salt water flowing into or out of the lock and water turbulence may scour out holes near the inner and outer lock heads, undermining them.