Inland navigation

current projects

Policy advice to the Technical Scheldt Commission in relation to the long term vision on the Scheldt river

  • Promotor: Prof. Dr. F. Maes
  • Duration: -
  • Carried out by: Frank Maes
  • Abstract: Advize related to the management of the river Western Scheldt taking into account the Long Term Vision 2030 and memoranda of Kallo and Flushing. Following topics will be delat with: structures, processes, co-operation and involvement.
  • Publications: -


Past projects

Survey of the reglementations applicable to the inland navigation in the Flemish Region

  • Promotor: Prof. Dr. F. Maes
  • Duration: January 1999 - March 1999
  • Carried out by: Frank Maes
  • Abstract: The initial study was carried out in 1994 by the Maritime Institute and consisted of a résumé of the relevant legislation concerning inland waterways and inland navigation. An update of the legislation was made in 1999.
  • Publication: Report: MAES, F., Overzicht van de reglementeringen van toepassing op de beroepsvaart in het Vlaamse Gewest. Herziene versie van de regelgeving tot en met 31 december 1998, Universiteit Gent, Gent, 29 maart 1999, 90 p.


Inventory of rules and regulations applicable to professional inland shipping on the Belgian internal waters

  • Promotor: Prof. Dr. F. Maes
  • Duration: January 2004 - November 2004
  • Carried out by: Frank Maes, Jan Cocquyt
  • Abstract: Overview of applicable rules and regulations related to professional inland shipping on the Belgian internal waters, with references to legal basis and a short description per item