KOTUG International is a leading Towage Services provider, with a fleet of 100+ tugs active across the globe.


KOTUG’s areas of expertise include Terminal Towage, Harbour Towage, Offshore Operations and Salvage Operations. We charter vessels to clients worldwide on short and long term contracts. Our long-standing knowledge is consolidated in the Maritime Excellence Center which provides training and consultancy.


Headquartered in The Netherlands, KOTUG is active in Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean and continues to expand its operations worldwide.


We combine global knowledge with local expertise in several Joint Ventures with local partners. KOTUG is renowned for establishing solid, long-term business relationships with clients in industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Renewables, Offshore and Port Authorities.


KOTUG is firmly committed to the highest industry standards of health, safety, environment, quality and security.







PortX will optimize port asset utilization with OptiPort 2

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Kotug International established a new Joint Venture with Marana, called PortX Holding BV, based in Rotterdam. Under the name OptiPort, the JV will provide optimization solutions for in-port vessel operations (like towing, bunkering and similar activities). Global resources and expertise of Kotug International and the maritime data modelling and integration expertise of Marana will be combined. Both Kotug and Marana will own 50% of the shares in the new venture. READ MORE

World’s biggest ART 100-46 class Rotortug® named 'RT RAVEN'

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The RT Raven is managed by KT-Maritime Services Australia, owned by the KOTUG group, and will be deployed by ConocoPhillips in the Bayu Undan field, north of Australia. The vessel is designed by Robert Allan Ltd and DAMEN Hardinxveld. The naming ceremony took place in Sharjah, UAE, where it was built at the Albwardy Damen yard. READ MORE


KOTUG firmly focuses on sustainability
and long-term business continuation.

safe and efficient towage services

KOTUG works with clients in Oil & Gas, Offshore, Mining and Shipping industries.


Our services include escorting, berthing and safety cover, including firefighting and oil pollution control.


Terminal Towage


KOTUG provides terminal towage assistance to Port Terminals as well as floating facilities such as FSO, FPSO, FLNG, FSRU, and SPM Terminals.


Offshore and Salvage Operations


We have a track record in assisting Rigs, Barges, Offshore Structures and Construction Modules. We also provide safe and professional salvage assistance across the globe.


Harbour Towage


In conjunction with our joint venture partners, KOTUG currently performs 90.000 towage assistances per year, safely assisting a vast range of vessels from and to their berthing places at the busiest ports in the world.