Do I need to submit an electronic report if I am just passing through?

Yes. In case of transit from outside Terneuzen to Evergem, an electronic report in IVS Next is sufficient. If you are coming from the south (e.g. Evergem), you can submit a report to Vlaamse Waterweg. 

If you use a waiting berth, our system will automatically record it as a "wait". If you continue your voyage after that, the system will recognise that you are on your way to a destination outside our area. 

If you are waiting for a loading/unloading berth/quay known to North Sea Port, the system may interpret this as a stay to take on cargo.

Frequently asked questions about ‘electronic reporting for inland shipping’