Authorisation application procedure in Antwerp

For works with a nautical impact, you need to apply for authorisation. Submit your application in a timely manner and as completely as possible via the Authorisations mailbox or the TOOL application.

You can read the authorisation application procedure here.

Weekdays

  1. Submit your application in a timely manner and as completely as possible via the Authorisations mailbox or the TOOL application.
     
  2. Timely means:
    • Vessel-related authorisations: a minimum of 16 hours in advance, or longer as stated on the application form (not including weekends and statutory holidays).
    • Permits for work on infrastructure: a minimum of 24 hours in advance. In the case of blasting work, a minimum of 48 hours in advance (not including weekends and statutory holidays).
       
  3. Applications are processed on weekdays between 08.30 and 16.00.
     
  4. The party carrying out the work must always be in possession of the authorisation issued in order to be able to present it during an inspection.
     
  5. As soon as there are changes in the details provided about the works, a new application must be submitted.

 

In urgent cases , the Authorisations Desk can be reached on weekdays between 08.30 and 16.30 on +32 3 229 68 00.

After office hours, at weekends or on public holidays

Applications that reach the Authorisations Desk between 16.00 and 08.30, at weekends or on public holidays will only be processed in the event of urgency.

 

In extremely urgent cases, you must:

 

  1. Submit the application form via the Authorisations mailbox or via the TOOL application.
     
  2. Contact the Port Authority Officer (PAS) by telephone on +32 3 229 67 33 to explain the context of the urgency.

 

The Authorisations Desk reserves the right to refuse applications for works not submitted on time or not submitted correctly, or to process them with a lower priority.

Overview of various applications

HMO numberSurnameApplication (May 2022)Port InstructionPublication
HKD 14Bunker checklistform9.1.3
Blasting work on structuresTOOL7.2.3
HKD 16Regulations for diving tasks below water lineform7.1.1May 2022
Diving operations on port infrastructureTOOL7.2.2.1
Repairs to port infrastructureTOOL7.2.2.1
Repairs to port infrastructure: Seveso companiesTOOL7.2.2.3
HKD 18Repairs to port infrastructure: long-term permitform7.2.2
HKD 19Passage bridges/passage with transit restrictionform 8.3.5May 2022
HKD 20Diving operations on ships and floating structuresform 7.2.1May 2022
HKD 21Immobilisation of vesselsform 8.1.14May 2022
Stern-to mooring for infrastructure needsTOOL8.4.8.5
HKD 22Stern-to mooring for shipping needsform8.4.8.5May 2022
HKD 23Loading or unloading of more than 100 kg netform
HKD 25Lifeboat testingform6.1May 2022
HKD 26Ship-to-ship safety checklistform10.6.3
HKD 27LNG-ship-to-ship checklistform9.1.3
HKD 28LNG-truck-to-ship checklistform9.1.3
HKD 29LNG terminal-to-ship checklistform9.1.3
HKD 37Waiting quay for tankers at non-tanker quaysform8.4.14May 2022
HKD 38 a LNG bunkering - truck-to-shipform9.1.4.2
HKD 38 b LNG bunkering - ship-to-shipform9.1.4.2July 2020
HKD 39Ad hoc derogation to the ADRform10.2.5.3March 2022
HKD 40Ship calibration checklistform
HKD 41Chemicals bunkering checklistform10.6.3
HKD 42Deployment of UAS in geozoneDroneportal (if outage: form)5.1.1January 2021
HKD 44Approved container terminalform10.1.1
HKD 50Port toursform6.2May 2022

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