KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE was established in April 2016 to provide the European markets with tailored towage services.

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 11 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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KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE provided emergency response to Glovis Corona in Bremerhaven

On 31th December 2016, the car carrier Glovis Corona developed heavy list during storm in North Sea east off Cuxhaven, Germany.

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KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE succesfully refloated MV Muros in Great Yarmouth

On 3 December 2016, MV Muros lost its bearings after engine problems and ran aground on a sandbank off the coast of Great Yarmouth in the UK.

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KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE assisted first LNG tanker to 2nd jetty at Fluxys LNG Terminal Zeebrugge

On 8 December 2016, the LNG ship Milaha Qatar moored at the new 2nd jetty of the Fluxys LNG Terminal in Zeebrugge for the first time. KOTUG SMIT was…

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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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