To ensure smooth and safe shipping traffic, the Harbour Master's office in Antwerp and Zeebrugge monitors the regulations and special authorisations in the port area. For works with a nautical impact, you need to apply for authorisation. This authorisation is necessary to ensure the safe execution of the works, the smooth and safe passage of shipping traffic and to minimise risks to the environment. 

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Via TOOL

For the following works in Antwerp, you need to submit an application via TOOL:

 

  • Diving operations on port infrastructure.
  • Repairs to port infrastructure.
  • Work in the vicinity of the quayside or on jetties of Seveso companies.
  • Blasting work on steel structures on the quay.

 

We are working hard to digitise our authorisations. You can already apply for the infrastructure-related authorisations via TOOL. Through the manual you can create an account and read more about how you can submit authorisations through the application.

Request for permission for diving, cleaning and repairs on vessels and floating structures below the waterline.

HKD 16 - Diving works underwater line

27/4/2022
Request for permission for diving, cleaning and repairs on vessels and floating structures below the waterline.
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Request bridge passage / passage channel 5th harbour dock.

HKD 19 - Passage bridges/passage with transit restriction

27/4/2022
Request bridge passage / passage channel 5th harbour dock.
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Request for permit for burning, welding, minor painting, repair work on vessels or floating structures.

HKD 20 - Diving operations on ships and floating structures

27/4/2022
Request for permit for burning, welding, minor painting, repair work on vessels or floating structures.
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Request for stern-to mooring.

HKD 22 - Stern-to mooring

27/4/2022
Request for stern-to mooring.
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Loading/unloading of very toxic gases exceeding a net weight of 100 kg.

HKD 23 - Loading or unloading toxic gases

27/4/2022
Loading/unloading of very toxic gases exceeding a net weight of 100 kg.
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Request for permission for life boat testing.

HKD 25 - Lifeboat testing

27/4/2022
Request for permission for life boat testing.
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Request lay-by berth for tankers at non-tanker quays.

HKD 37 - Waiting quay for tankers at non-tanker quays

27/4/2022
Request lay-by berth for tankers at non-tanker quays.
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Aanvraag LNG-bunkeroperatie (ship-to-ship). (only available in Dutch)

HKD 38 B - LNG bunkering (ship-to-ship)

15/4/2022
Aanvraag LNG-bunkeroperatie (ship-to-ship). (only available in Dutch)
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Ad hoc derogation to the ADR for the carriage of dangerous goods.

HKD 39 - Ad hoc derogation to the ADR for the carriage of dangerous goods

27/4/2022
Ad hoc derogation to the ADR for the carriage of dangerous goods.
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Aanvraag inzet van UAS in geozone PoA. (only available in Dutch)

HKD 42 - Deployment of UAS in geozone

14/4/2022
Aanvraag inzet van UAS in geozone PoA. (only available in Dutch)
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Authorisations in Zeebrugge

For the following works in Zeebrugge, you need to submit an application via Zedis:

 

  • diving works
  • hot works
  • lifeboat testing
  • repair works on water and or waterfront
  • washing and painting on or at the ship
  • immobilisation
  • mediterranean mooring
  • extended stay
  • handling radioactive materials
  • handling explosives
  • handling highly toxic gases
  • fumigation and degassing
  • Caustic Soda (NaOH) bunkering - truck to ship
  • LNG bunkering - ship to ship
  • LNG bunkering - truck to ship
  • handling ammonium nitrate
  • dry dock
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