February 2023

Zero-emission city logistics over water gains popularity

KOTUG E-Pusher increasingly used for emission-free and efficient waterborne transport of various cargo flows in Dutch inner cities.

(Read the article in Dutch)

For several cities, 2022 was the year in which the E-Pusher S was introduced. It is the smallest model of the KOTUG E-Pusher series and is a collaboration...

December 2022

A message from our CEO

As the year draws to a close, I would like to reflect on the past year. 2022 has been a challenging year with ongoing geopolitical unrest and COVID still being a threat. And on the other hand, the year also brought exciting new steps for Kotug, of which I...

September 2022


KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) announces the successful closure of the intended acquisition of SEAWAYS INTERNATIONAL (Seaways). As a result, Seaways is now a 100% owned subsidiary of the KOTUG Group of Companies.

The acquisition of Seaways brings together the assets, expertise and people of two leading companies that support the...

August 2022

KOTUG to provide additional support to operations in Guyana

KOTUG’s ‘SD Honour’ joins ‘SD Power’ to provide continuous terminal support to growing floating offshore production facilities at the Liza Field

KOTUG Guyana Inc. (100% local subsidiary of KOTUG International B.V.) has been awarded a second contract by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to support operations in Guyana....

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


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...