Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Pilotage is the act of assisting the master of a ship in navigation when entering or leaving a port or in confined water.

What is Pilotage?

Pilotage is the process of navigating on water or in the air using fixed points of reference on the sea or on land, usually with reference to a nautical chart or aeronautical chart to obtain a fix of the position of the vessel or aircraft with respect to a desired course or location