Pilot, Embarkation & Jacobs ladder

About us
R. de Wit Shipstores is a M.E.D approved company located in Belgium in the port of Antwerp. One of our important businesses is manufacturing, inspection and certification of pilot ladders, lifeboat & embarkation ladders, Jacobs & Monkey ladders worldwide.
Our service minded team is always willing to assist you from inquiry through delivery. We always aim for 100% customer satisfaction with friendly contacts.
For urgent matters, you can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Our products
We have our own production line of approved high quality pilot, embarkation, Jacobs ladders. All ladders are made by experienced and well-trained engineers.
Materials are sourced with greatest care and expertise so we can guarantee the safety of your costumers’ crew. Pilots in different ports all around the world like our high quality product.

Temporarily we can’t give a M.E.D. approvement but only a SOLAS or MILL approvement.

High quality
We use materials of the highest quality to make the ladder as safe as possible!

Fast delivery
Because we always have stock, we can get you your ladders within a couple of hours. And when we don’t have it in stock, we can make the ladders in a couple of hours.

We deliver to your warehouse based in Antwerp, but we can also deliver to Gent, Zeebrugge, Flushing (NL), Terneuzen (NL), Rotterdam (NL), Amsterdam (NL), Dunkerque (FR), Le havre (FR) or anywhere in the world.

Competitive pricing
Due to our efficient production line we can offer you great prices.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Our ladders are available in hardwood (bankirai, ash) or polymer (recycled plastic) or aluminum.

Ladder tarpaulin in PVC made to measure
Also hand whipping is still possible, we do it in our own warehouse.

Technical detail
Our mechanical clamping system does not cut the rope, that’s what makes us better!

All lengths possible
No limit in production.

We can personalize ladders with your own logo

After office hours +32 (0)478 77 08 09




Noorderlaan 72-74
2030 ANTWERP  Belgium

+32 (0)3 233 31 31

Position: 51°14’30” N | 4°25’16” E

Rope ladder