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Towage/Tugboats

News about towage activities, services and the manufacture of tugboats. Towage refers to the service of pulling or guiding ships or other floating objects, typically provided by tugboats. Tugboats are powerful, maneuverable vessels designed to assist larger ships in harbours, rivers, or through difficult navigational areas by towing, pushing, or guiding them to their destinations.

Port Flot-Burgas announces dividend

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 14, 2024 – Towage company Port Flot-Burgas has announced a gross dividend of 0.04 levs ($0.022/0.020 euro) per...

Igmar orders tugboat from Med Marine

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) June 13, 2024 – Med Marine of Turkey has received an order for a MED-A2875 series tug from Igmar of Greece, part of the...

Mersin Port International names new Sanmar tugboat

Mersin, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 12, 2024 – Mersin International Port (MIP) has held the naming ceremony for its latest new tugboat at the port. It was...

Sanmar prepares new tugboat for Port of Burgas

Altinova, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 12, 2024 – Sanmar has carried out a naming ceremony for a new tugboat “Alioth” to be delivered to BMG...

Boluda Towage acquires Les Abeilles International

Le Havre, France (Ports Europe) June 5, 2024 – Spain’s Boluda Towage has acquired maritime rescue company Les Abeilles International. The latter...

Multraship adds Damen tugboat to fleet

Terneuzen, Netherlands (Ports Europe) June 4, 2024 – Multraship Towage & Salvage held a christening ceremony for its latest tug, Multratug 35, a...

Mersin International Port invests in tugs from Sanmar Shipyards

Mersin, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 30, 2024 – Mersin International Port (MIP) has invested 250 million liras (€7.1 million) in environment-friendly tugs...

Ports of Aveiro, Figueira da Foz tender for towage, mooring

Aveiro, Portugal (Ports Europe) May 29, 2024 – The Ports of Aveiro and Figueira da Foz have issued a new international public tender for the concession...

Calls for towage investment in Port of Ceuta

Ceuta, Spain (Ports Europe) May 28, 2024 – Representatives of CGT Mar y Puerto trade union have called for the authorities to increase the number of...

Boluda Towage to acquire SMS Towage Ltd of UK

Hull, UK (Ports Europe) May 26, 2024 – Boluda Towage has signed an agreement to acquire SMS Towage Ltd which is based in Hessle, Hull, UK. The...

EU director generals visit Boluda Towage in Bruges

Bruges, Belgium (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – On May 16, 2024, Boluda Towage received a delegation of around 27 EU Directors General on board the tugs VB...

AD Ports with first electric tug in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – SAFEEN Group, part of AD Ports Group, is trialling an electric tug within their Marine Services fleet, the...

Port towing service tender for Fiumicino

Fiumicino, Italy (Ports Europe) May 20, 2024 – The Mediterranean port of Fiumicino on the Tyrrhenian coast announced a tender for port towing service valued...

Fairplay Towage orders two ASD tugs from Damen

Hamburg, Germany (Ports Europe) May 13, 2024 – Fairplay Towage Group has ordered two more tugs from Damen Shipyards. One will be an ASD Tug 2813 and the...

KOTUG & Skeye test new tug drone

Rotterdam, Netherlands (Ports Europe) May 19, 2024 – KOTUG International and Skeye have completed a pilot test for the “Tug Drone”. A pilot...

Port of Antwerp-Bruges presents “Methatug”!

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) May 16, 2024 – The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has introduced the Methatug, a tugboat which runs on methanol. It’s is...

Kongsburg Maritime to supply thrusters for tugs bound for Tunisia

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 16, 2024 – Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine has awarded a contract to Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime to supply...

A.P. Moller-Maersk has published its first quarter results

Copenhagen, Denmark (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – A.P. Moller – Maersk has published its first quarter results described as “in line with...

Demerger of Svitzer from Maersk confirmed

News Release – Demerger of Svitzer from Maersk confirmed – April 26, 2024 Today, at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Copenhagen, shareholders in...

Svitzer Publishes Q1 2024 Trading Statement

Press Release – Svitzer Publishes Q1 2024 Trading Statement – April 25, 2024 Today, Svitzer A/S (Svitzer) has published its trading statement for...

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