Marginal shipping

For passage through Noordersluis and/or the North Sea Canal, an exemption is required for the vessel sizes listed below:

  • Breadth extreme > 42,0m
  • Draught seawater > 13,10m (greatest depth in seawater, eastbound, max 13,75m)
  • Draught freshwater > 13,40m (greatest depth in freshwater, westbound, max 14,05m)
  • Lenght over all > 325,0m

The maximum permitted dimensions (with and without exemption) for IJmuiden Sea Lock, Noordersluis Lock and the North Sea Canal are detailed in the decisions below:

Ontheffingsregels passage Zeesluis IJmuiden

Ontheffingssregels passage Noordersluis IJmuiden

Regels passage ontheffingschepen op het Noordzeekanaal

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