Netherlands Merchant Shipping Legislation is online

1 March 2018

From April 2018 the Netherlands Merchant Shipping Legislation is available online. Currently the service consists of two Yearbooks and a CD-ROM every quarter. In the new edition the Yearbooks will remain but the CD-ROM will be replaced by an online version. This online version also provides the option to download an offline version so continuous internet is not required.


Users of the Netherlands Merchant Shipping Legislation will receive the link and log-in credentials by email in the upcoming two weeks.


A CD ROM with initial files is available for ships that do not have an internet connection. If you wish to receive this DVD then please do let us know at

Benefits of online version

The online version gives you a lot of advantages over the CD-ROM and meets many user requirements:

  • An improved search functionality;
  • The laws and regulations are continuously updated;
  • Changes (now mentioned quarterly in the chronicle or in the file 'Chronicle') are now explained in a monthly newsletter;
  • Because it is possible to update via e-mail and / or internet, the physical delivery of the legislation from the shipping company to the ship remains limited to the yearbook once a year.

Dutch and English

The online is bilingual, Dutch and English, and you can change between the two languages during use. The monthly newsletter is also sent in Dutch and English. With the online solution in combination with the monthly newsletter, the topicality of the information of compulsory legislation on board is considerably improved.

If you have any questions or if you are unable to log in, please contact us at          

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Contact information
  • Datema Delfzijl B.V.

  • Delfzijl office

    Zeesluizen 8
    9936 HX Delfzijl
    tel: +31 (0) 596 635 252
    fax: +31 (0) 596 615 245
    The Netherlands

  • Rotterdam office

    Galvanistraat 148
    3029 AD Rotterdam
    tel: +31 (0) 10 436 61 88
    fax: +31 (0) 10 436 55 11
    The Netherlands