News

June 2022

Day of the Seafarer 2022: ‘Your voyage – then and now’, the journey of KOTUG’s Captain Willem van Woercom.

The Journey of Captain Willem van Woercom, Corporate Director of Operations at KOTUG

25th June each year is the IMO Day of the Seafarer, recognising seafarers' invaluable contribution to international trade and the world economy. Besides, a career as a seafarer offers endless opportunities to learn and progress. This year's...

June 2022

KOTUG, ADMA and King AbdulAziz University sign MoU to develop a strategic partnership

KOTUG Training & Consultancy, the training and consultancy division of KOTUG International, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), the regional leader in the Middle East region in the provision of simulator space and nautical training provider, and the Faculty of Maritime Studies (FMS) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), a leading...

May 2022

KOTUG and Seamen’s Church Institute entered into strategic partnership to offer world-class training across the USA

KOTUG AND SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE KICK-OFF THEIR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BY HOSTING MORAN TOWING CORPORATION FOR ASD TRAINING, ASSISTED BY RIBEN MARINE

The Training & Consultancy division of KOTUG International (KOTUG), and the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), the leading maritime education and maritime training provider in the United States of America...

April 2022

KOTUG to acquire SEAWAYS to accelerate its growth in worldwide offshore floating energy facilities.

Largest acquisition in KOTUG’s history, family-owned maritime company since 1911.

KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) entered into an agreement to acquire SEAWAYS INTERNATIONAL (Seaways), a reputable owner and operator of state-of-the-art Offshore Support Vessels providing offshore marine services to the global energy industry. The acquisition is an important milestone for KOTUG...

March 2022

KOTUG towed and transferred huge topside from Haugesund to Pioneering Spirit

Last week two Towmasters of KOTUG assisted Allseas by towing and transferring a huge topside. The Equinor owned topside P2 of the Johan Sverdrup offshore oil and gas field was transported from the Norwegian city Haugesund to the Allseas' Pioneering Spirit.

The topside, weighing over 27.000 tonnes (104/64/69 meters) was...

March 2022

International Women’s Day: Margo Kok-Van der Wal about 40 years of female leadership at KOTUG

This years' theme of International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias. We ask Margo Kok-Van der Wal, recently retired Vice President & CFO of the KOTUG Group of Companies, about her experience as a female leader. What is her advice to women and companies to 'break the bias'?

Can you tell us...

February 2022

KOTUG starts with zero-emission transportation from Amsterdam to Zaandam with the first electric E-Pusher™ Type M

KOTUG will deploy the KOTUG E-Pusher type M and four barges for zero-emission barging of cocoa beans from Cargill between the Port of Amsterdam, the largest cocoa import port in the world, and their cocoa facilities in Zaandam. The vessel is equipped with swappable battery energy containers from Shift...

December 2021

KOTUG Canada awarded contract for delivery and operation of three vessels for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

KOTUG Canada Inc., a partnership between KOTUG International B.V. and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc., has been awarded a long-term agreement with Trans Mountain, operator of Canada’s only oil pipeline servicing the west coast of Canada providing tidewater access to foreign markets for Canada’s petroleum resources. KOTUG Canada will provide...

November 2021

KOTUG and Shift sign MoU to combine Shift’s PwrSwäp with KOTUG’s E-Pusher™ vessel designs

Today KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) and Shift Clean Energy (Shift) announced the formation of a partnership to use Shift’s new PwrSwäp clean energy service—which uses swappable batteries on a pay-as-you-go basis—on KOTUG’s E-Pusher™ vessels. This unique combination supports the maritime industry in meeting their environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

October 2021

KOTUG CHARTERS TWO NEW ROTORTUGS TO BHP AUSTRALIA

Optimising BHP fleet in Port Hedland with proven Rotor Tug Technology

KOTUG´s new build Rotortugs RT Imperieuse and RT Clerke arrived in Port Hedland, Australia. Both vessels, chartered to BHP for the long term, will further optimize the fleet of mining group BHP to support their bulk carrier loadings at...

October 2021

KOTUG starts operations in Gabon

Supporting Perenco Oil & Gas in optimizing their marine spread with proven Rotor Tug Technology

KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) has been awarded a long-term contract by Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon S.A. (Perenco) to provide towage support for their operations off Port Gentil, Gabon. The contract includes the chartering, operation...

September 2021

RT Sensation joins Tasports fleet

KOTUG’s RT Sensation & RT Force reunited in Tasmania!

RT Sensation arrived yesterday, following a 13-day and 2,786 nautical mile journey from Port Hedland and will work alongside her sister vessel RT Force at Tasmania’s northern port. The arrival of the second 80-tonne bollard pull tug is a further...