Marine navigation

Moerdijk Port is highly accessible for seagoing vessels with a draught up to 8.5 metres plus or minus Amsterdam Ordnance Datum (NAP). The maximum height for seagoing vessels navigating to Moerdijk is 45 metres at Amsterdam Ordnance Datum (NAP) sea level. The maximum length for seagoing vessels is LOA 201 metres and the maximum width is 32.5 metres.

From Rotterdam, Moerdijk can be reached in less than 4 hours.


Notification and communication

Notification at Moerdijk Port

Via Antwerp and Rotterdam: notification via Port Community System Portbase. 

Communication with the port service

The vessel traffic service starts from Maasaanloop, about 35 miles from the mouth of Rotterdam Port. Always listen to the VHF channel of the sector in which you are. Ensure that all communications are short and concise. Always notify any deviations in the normal navigation procedure and/or shortcomings in vessel equipment.

The Moerdijk Port port service takes care of the direct contact with the vessels via the marine telephone, channel 12, and via telephone +31 168 388 874 or

Port dues

Seagoing vessels that use Moerdijk Port are obliged to pay seaport dues. For further details see Fees Regulations.


Compulsory pilotage

Links to application forms PEC and the information guide.

Sea Shipping Forms and Checklists | Port of Rotterdam
Subject Pilot (exemption) English 

English version of the information guide (Pilotage Exemption Certificates): 
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Regular services

Moerdijk Port has a number of excellent regular services which sail several times per week to and from Scandinavia and various destinations in the UK, Spain and Portugal. For an up-to-date overview of these regular services, check the websites of the providers. 
WEC Lines


For more than 9 years, the Zeemanshuis in Moerdijk has been the place where seafarers away from home can enjoy a pleasant evening. The Zeemanshuis (sailor's home) is open twice per week: On Monday and Thursday evenings between 19.00 and 22.00.

The Zeemanshuis has wifi, a bar and a shop. It is a joint initiative of the churches and the Port Authority in Moerdijk and is run by volunteers.

Address: Sluisweg – Roode Vaart, Moerdijk. Tel. +31(0)168 - 416650.