Ems-Nordsee Waterways and Shipping Office - Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Ems-Nordsee

Waterways and Shipping Authority Ems-Nordsee
(WSA Ems-Nordsee)

State level Bund
position Local authority
Supervisory authority Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping
founding January 15, 2020
Authority management Hermann Poppen
Servants 480

The Waterways and Shipping Office Ems-Nordsee (WSA Ems-Nordsee) is a waterways and shipping office in Germany. It belongs to the service area of ​​the Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping .

The office emerged on January 15, 2020 from the amalgamation of the previous waterways and shipping authorities in Meppen and Emden and became the sixth new waterways and shipping office formed in the course of the official reform.


The tasks of the Waterways and Shipping Office include:

  • Maintenance of the federal waterways in the official area
  • Operation and maintenance of structures, e.g. B. locks , weirs and bridges
  • Extension and new construction
  • Maintenance and operation of the navigation signs
  • Acquisition and evaluation of water levels , runoff and environmentally relevant data
  • Takeover of electricity and shipping police tasks.

See also


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