Message from the Board of Directors

"Dear business relation,


On behalf of the Board and the management team of the Kooren Maritime Services Group (KOTUG), I would like to thank all of you who have contributed to our company's success. Thanks to the dedication, commitment and constant hard work of our team, the KOTUG Company today has an important position in the maritime industry and towage market.


During our vast years of experience we have evolved, grown and adjusted our strategy to the market's evolution, investing in our business' diversification and globalisation. It has brought us closer to our vision to be one of the leading towage companies in the world.


Our determination to deliver the highest standard of service and innovation is the same today as it was when the company was founded more than a century ago.


We study data. We crunch numbers. We continuously innovate. Our commitment to safety and sustainable development is the basis for our actions: “zero injuries, zero damage to vessels, assets and the environment”.


The KOTUG core values and determination of all employees are vital to our continued success with the support of our clients, suppliers and other stakeholders with whom we work daily. The backbone of our company, the KOTUG management system, provides the structure to manage all of KOTUG’s services, with a strong focus on Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Security, with the overall aim to provide the optimal degree of service and to exceed our clients’ expectations at all times.


We consistently integrate sustainability in our business, such as high technical standards of our vessels, continuous development of our personnel, implementing our Green Policy and embedding risk management processes in our services.


KOTUG is committed to learning and creating substantial added value to the maritime industry. The contribution by all stakeholders in this process is essential to all of us. We are excited about our journey over the coming decades. Therefore we welcome any idea for further improvement in order to maintain the highest possible standard of service."


Ard-Jan Kooren

'The Kotug core values and determination of all employees are vital to our continued success'