Do I have to keep updating my data?

You only need to digitally enter and submit all the details once for each new voyage – unless your situation changes during the voyage, in which case you can send an update with the amended information. For example, if anyone embarks or disembarks.

This is possible because North Sea Port uses BICS data and because we have joined Flemish and Dutch initiatives. A single notification is enough, but (for the time being) a repeat notification is required when you cross the border. You do not have to enter all the data again – simply placing a checkmark beside the additional recipient is sufficient. This repeat notification will soon no longer be necessary. 

Frequently asked questions about ‘electronic reporting for inland shipping’