News

June 2024

KOTUG participates in Shell’s unveiling of the first Mega Watt Charger

KOTUG International is thrilled to announce our participation in Shell's unveiling of the first Mega Watt Charger for marine and road transport on 17th June 2024 at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA). 

As the pioneers of the first fully electric pusher tug in commercial service, we have been utilising...

May 2024

KOTUG INTERNATIONAL SUCCESSFULLY PILOTS REVOLUTIONARY TUG DRONE TECHNOLOGY 

Recently, KOTUG International, in collaboration with SKEYE, successfully executed a pilot for our revolutionary Tug Drone. The line transfer was conducted over 400 meters (about 1312.34 ft), from a tug to the helideck of Heerema's Thialf crane vessel and vice versa.  

This groundbreaking demonstration marks a decisive step for KOTUG...

May 2024

KOTUG CANADA HOLDS KEEL LAYING CEREMONY FOR 2XRASALVOR 4400 DFM METHANOL FUELLED TUGS FOR THE TRANSMOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT

On 8 May 2024, KOTUG Canada Inc., a partnership between KOTUG International B.V. and Horizon Maritime Inc., held a keel laying ceremony for two RAsalvor 4400-DFM dual fuel methanol escort tugs – Robert Allan Ltd. design – to service the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, at Sanmar Shipyards Altinova in...

April 2024

KOTUG SIGNS FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH PADMOS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF COMPLETE E-PUSHER LINEUP

KOTUG International B.V. (‘KOTUG’) proudly announces the signing of a significant framework agreement with Padmos for the construction of the complete E-Pusher lineup, comprising the S, M, and L models. This agreement marks a pivotal milestone for KOTUG, reaffirming the company's commitment to supporting the global energy transition and...

April 2024

KOTUG present during Connecting Europe Days 2024 in Brussels

KOTUG participated in the Connecting Europe Days 2024, on 2 April at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium. Organised by the European Commission, it is Europe’s mobility Flagship event, bringing together 2,500 participants from all EU member states and neighbouring countries, from 2 to 5 April.

Under the guidance of Theresia...

March 2024

LOCAL CONTENT SECRETARIAT LEADERSHIP VISITS KOTUG’S SD POWER, REINFORCING COMMITMENT TO BUILDING GUYANESE CAPABILITIES  

Georgetown, Guyana

KOTUG Guyana, a local subsidiary of KOTUG International, a leading maritime service provider known for its innovative towage solutions, recently welcomed Dr. Martin Pertab, Director of the Local Content Secretariat (LCS), and his team aboard the SD Power, a state-of-the-art Offshore Terminal tug, at the Guyana Shore Base...

March 2024

KOTUG shortlisted for ITS ‘Tug Owner of the Year Award’

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We are excited to announce that KOTUG has been shortlisted for the prestigious International Tug & Salvage Awards 2024 in the category of 'Tug Owner of the Year Award'!

We have been recognised for our rapid expansion transforming into global offshore and terminal towage leader, innovations in...

March 2024

Celebrating the Arrival of K.J. Gardner: Enhancing Oil Spill Response in Canada’s West Coast

On 28 February, KOTUG Canada proudly joined hands with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) and Sc'ianew First Nations to celebrate the arrival of the K.J. Gardner, the largest spill response vessel in Canada, to its permanent home at the new base in Beecher Bay, Vancouver Island.

This significant milestone...

March 2024

Change of registered address KOTUG Netherlands

We would like to inform you that effective from the 25th of March 2024, the headquarters locationfor all entities under the KOTUG group of companies, including Kotug International B.V., will bemoved to:

Waalhaven O.z. 773087 BM RotterdamThe Netherlands

and note that:

This is a change of address only and does not impact...
February 2024

KOTUG ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF JOINT VENTURE INTEREST IN KOTUG SEABULK MARITIME FROM PARTNER SEACOR HOLDINGS

KOTUG International B.V. (“KOTUG”) announced today that it has concluded the acquisition of Kotug Seabulk Maritime LLC (“KSM”) taking full ownership of the business. KOTUG acquired the interest of its joint venture partner, SEACOR Holdings Inc. (“SEACOR”) via its Seabulk subsidiary KS Maritime Holdings LLC, owner of the 50%...

February 2024

KOTUG Canada holds steel cutting ceremony for two powerful, high bollard pull Methanol Fueled Escort Tugs for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

On 13 February 2024, KOTUG Canada Inc., a partnership between KOTUG International B.V. and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc., held a steel cutting ceremony for two RAsalvor 4400-DFM dual fuel methanol escort tugs – Robert Allan Ltd. design - to service the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), at Sanmar Shipyard...

December 2023

A message from our CEO

Christmas is approaching and I think it is a good time to reflect on what we have experienced this year. While in the world we see that armed conflicts are not only not decreasing, but in fact increasing, bringing desolation and death to many homes, most of us must...