Maritime and Coastal Services
Our reliable services, innovation, expertise and cooperation make us the ultimate maritime government partner.
Our main task is to ensure safe and efficient shipping to and from the ports in Flanders and Zeeland. We do this by monitoring and directing shipping traffic visually, auditively and electronically from the moment they cross the French-Belgian border.
One of the most crucial core tasks is the protection of the population against the forces of the sea, storms surge and flooding. Therefore, it is a top priority to devise a Masterplan for Coastal Safety that is guaranteed to provide adequate protection against the sea, taking into account climate change and the rising sea level.
Smoothly across the water
We organise water-bound passenger mobility at various locations in Flanders. Transport by water is an important alternative to the car on strategic traffic arteries, both for recreational trips and commuting.
Our people are our strongest asset. Their expertise and services make Flanders safer and more prosperous.
- Nathalie Balcaen, general Administrator Maritime and Coastal Services