With 350 years of combined heritage, we are passionate about assisting ships safely. We provide tailored towage services with a large fleet of 70 tugs in 12 European ports in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. These ports are major junctions where ships from all over the world bring their cargo and passengers or actually come to pick up cargo for further transportation.

Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

As of 1st August 2019, Kotug Smit will become part of Boluda Towage.

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We see it as our task to service our customers in the best possible way, truly understanding their needs, think with them all the way and exceeding expectations whenever we can.

This translates into what we call: Tailored Towage Services, flexible services in the ports that go beyond the towing itself.

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Boluda Towage, successfully closes acquisition of Kotug Smit Towage

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Kotug Smit adds strength to its UK Fleet

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UK’s Maritime Minister visited hybrid RT Evolution

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We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, commitment and their added value to the organisation are highly valued.

Our tugs are powered by horsepower, but above all powered by people. We care for our people, we mix crews, to share experiences. Vast experience and latest knowledge come together; calm seniority and eager young blood.

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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