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.
ABOUT KOTUGACTIVITIESLETTER FROM THE BOARD
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 is the first tugboat company that uses this technology: to deliver a messenger line to a predetermined location with object recognition software. Instead of picking up the heaving line of the assisted ship, the messenger line of the tug will be brought to the assisted ship in a more controlled manner. This will allow the tug to safely sail beside the assisted ship instead of in front of the assisted ship. This pioneering invention - using a drone to connect the towline to an assisted vessel - will drastically improve the safety margin of tug operations as this will avoid the need for manoeuvring in the so-called danger zone. READ MORE
KOTUG firmly focuses on sustainability
and long-term business continuation.
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.
KOTUG provides terminal towage assistance to Port Terminals as well as floating facilities such as FSO, FPSO, FLNG, FSRU, and SPM Terminals.
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.