The Autonomous & Remote Operations Award focusses on true technical innovation. The purpose is to draw more attention to research work, that often stays unrecognized. The unmanned sailing operation is a joint industry project.
Kotug's new "Zero-Emission Heat Recycling System" has won the Maritime Innovation Award 2017. This new system stores heat and redistributes the heat when required, cutting CO2 emissions by half.
KOTUG's RT Champion was awarded the ‘Best Performing Vessel – Q4/2015’ by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd.
22nd January 2016, the certificate of recognition was presented to the crew of RT Champion for their outstanding services to Brunei Shell Petroleum.
The KVNR Shipping Award jury unanimously awarded KOTUG for its first ‘next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortug series’.
2014: King Willem I Award (daring, decisiveness, perseverance, sustainability and innovation)
KOTUG's CEO Ard-Jan Kooren appointed 'Rotterdam Port Personality of the year 2012'
Winning fuel competition in the Port of Rotterdam
2nd price ‘Ship Innovations’ of Seatrade Awards for the invention of the Rotortug
‘KNVTS - Ship of the year’ award for the Rotortug RT Magic’
KOTUG's former CEO Ton Kooren appointed ‘Rotterdam Port Personality of the year 1999’