KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE was established in April 2016 to provide the European markets with tailored towage services. We are a young company with 350 years of combined experience.

Our flexible and smart operation allows us to meet the increasing demands of our customers in order to supply them with an even higher level of efficiency and port call optimization. With a versatile fleet of 64 tugboats and 850 people, we deliver our services in 12 ports in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. Our services are provided at the highest operational and safety standards within the industry. That makes us leading in safe harbour towage services.

Our challenge is finding the best possible solution to satisfy our customers’ requirements. We always look forward to exceed our customers' expectations and accept the challenge!

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Tailored Towage Services

As a leading provider of tailored harbour towage and port services in Europe, we constantly monitor our customers' special needs and our quality and safety levels. Our working relations with both large and small parties, such as ship owners, shipping agents, pilots and port authorities, acknowledge our consistency and continuity of quality and service.

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MOL & KotugSmit team up for smart operations

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE signed long term towage agreements, effective early 2017.

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The tugs of KotugSmit welcomed the the 8,508TEU container vessel 'Ever Lissome' on the River Test and assisted her to the DP World Container Terminal…

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KotugSmit safely assisted (un)docking Saipem 7000

February, 17, 2017, the semisubmersible crane and pipelaying DP vessel Saipem 7000 arrived for maintenance in the port of Rotterdam.

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Towage is all about people and combined forces. Our tugs are powered by horsepower, but above all powered by people. Experienced crew and young talents. There is no leadership without expertise. No tug without qualified crew. We are convinced that our company’s success depends on the people working within our company. And that’s why our people make the difference!

Are you looking for a new challenge or personal growth within our dynamic organization? Check out our vacancies and be invited to submit your online application.

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