With roots going back as far as 1911, KOTUG is a family-owned company with a strong focus on long-term business stability and environmental sustainability.


KOTUG fosters a highly innovative culture that has brought forth inventions such as the Rotortug®, E-Kotug, Infield Support Vessel (ISV) and Heat Recycling System.


Our people are the heart of our company. We can rely on a dedicated and well-trained crew who pride themselves in delivering safe and professional services.



Our Mission


KOTUG provides sustainable towage and related services to the maritime industry, exceeding clients’ expectations.


Our mission supports our spirit which is very alive in our daily activities. Our company culture represents the maritime spirit of a 24/7 attitude, combined with a determination to comply with our promises and to satisfy our clients and business relations.


Our Vision


To be one of the leading towage companies of the world.


The service-minded and innovative attitude of the organization represents the vision of the original founders of the company and the family generations that followed.


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Kotug's code of conduct equals our values, which have been determined by the entire Kotug team. 


 One KOTUG, One team!

  • We encourage sincerity and trust
  • We stand for loyalty
  • We do what is best for the company

Operational excellence and innovation

  • We demonstrate a challenging approach to our business
  • We provide reliable, safe and quality service 
  • We commit to continuous improvement

Our people

  • We recognize individual contributions
  • We provide coaching and development opportunities
  • We promote employee achievement and accountability

Company sustainability

  • We take decisions for the long term and safeguard the environment
  • We reinvest profits into the business
  • We build strong customer relationships


And it's a pleasure for us to do so!