Become a shipper

Below you can read more about the possibilities we offer you as a shipper, the admission requirements, which parties are licenced as shippers and the application process to become a shipper.

Why become a shipper?

You want to start transporting gas in the national grid and therefore become a shipper. We offer you the following options for transporting gas:

  • From and/or to border points with other neighbouring networks;
  • To one or more end-users who are directly connected to our grid. See Appendix 1 of the TSC with the industrial connection points for the current end-users;
  • From a feed-in point/production point;
  • From or to one of the gas storage facilities that are directly connected to our grid;
  • From or to the Title Transfer Facility (this requires a TTF subscription);
  • To a gas transfer point with a local distribution network

To become a shipper, you must first obtain a license and become a "licensed programme-responsible party".

At the bottom of this page you will find licensethe "License List" with all licensed parties.

How to become shipper

To become a shipper, you must first obtain a license and become a "licensed programme-responsible party". On our webpage Licensing you find information about the conditions you have to meet to obtain one of these licenses. Use the ‘Application form Licensing’ to apply for a license.

If you also want to trade gas on the Title Transfer Facility, a TTF registration is required. You can also use the ‘Application form Licensing’ for this.

You can find the Application form Licensing under Application Documents.

Licence list and parties registered on TTF.

Licence list 128 kB 14 Jan 2020
List registered TTF users 65 kB 14 Jan 2020
View all frequently asked questions


  • The total time required for the communication process is very variable, being largely dependent on the extent to which the IT systems are equipped to communicate with each other. Changes may need to be made to make the protocols suitable for the communication tests. The time required is therefore very dependent on the existing infrastructure and the resources available. You could consider outsourcing the communication tests to a specialist company. Providing the required financial securities can also affect how long the process takes.

  • You can get a licence before you use our services. There is no requirement to use the licence as soon as you get it. Nor will the licence run out.

  • There are no costs associated with obtaining a licence and we will not send you a bill. Of course, you will have to bear the costs of any measures you have to take to meet the conditions for obtaining a licence.

  • No

  • As a shipper, you must have a licence A or licence B and sufficient credit margin.