Naambeeld Belastingdienst/Douane

Provisioning and bunkering

If you wish to bring provisions or bunkering aboard a seagoing vessel, you should first inform Customs. You should report the consignment no later than 2 hours before delivery of the goods on board by completing the Provisions Notification Form (Meldingsformulier proviand / bunkers) (only available in Dutch). You can send the form by e-mail or by fax.

You then need not to present the goods to the customs office but can bring them directly on board at the time you have indicated.

By the next business day you dilever the customs declarations and / or the Administrative documents electronically (e-AD) in the address below.

For all harbours in The Netherlands provisioning should be reported to:
Centraal meldpunt proviand
Douane Rotterdam Haven
Kantoor Maasvlakte
Bosporusstraat 5
3199 LJ Maasvlakte Rotterdam

Telehone: +31 (0)181 373 627 or +31 (0)181 37 37 37
Fax number: +31 (0)181 373 912
Email address:

Some messages should be reported to

  • notice for supply of bunkers to sea going vessels
  • messages from another EU member state for intended deliveries of sea bunkers in the Netherlands

Office Hours

Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Electronic messaging for bringing provisions or bunkering aboard a seagoing vessel

You can apply for permission to do electronic notifications for planned deliveries of supplies through the automation Customs Manifest. You ask that permit using the form: Application Electronic data interchange authorisation for provisions.

More Information

There are a number of specific regulations pertaining to provisioning. If you have any further questions, please call the Central Reporting Centre for Provisioning or the Customs Information Line.