November 2023

KOTUG’s growth in Guyana accelerates with expanded fleet

KOTUG International B.V. through its 100% owned and operated affiliated company “KOTUG Guyana Inc.” strengthened its position in Guyana with the arrival of three (3) additional Offshore Terminal Tugs to support ExxonMobil Guyana’s offshore operations.

SD Power and SD Honour engaged in a tanker lifting operation at the Stabroek Field,...
October 2023

E-Pusher 1 nominated for Ship of the year award 2023

We are proud to share that our E-Pusher 1, the result of an intensive partnership with Padmos, has been nominated for the ‘Ship of the year award’ 2023.

The E-Pusher 1 is the world’s first modular, zero-emission, fully electric pusher tug for barge combinations. The innovative concept aligns with our mission...

July 2023

KOTUG Canada partners with Robert Allan Ltd. and Sanmar to build two powerful, high bollard pull Methanol Fuelled Escort Tugs

After a rigorous and competitive process KOTUG Canada (“KOTUG”) has selected Türkiye’s Sanmar Shipyards to build two RAsalvor 4400-DFM dual fuel methanol escort tugs - Robert Allan Ltd. design - to service the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).

These tugs will escort tankers from the harbour limits of the Port...

July 2023

KOTUG Canada Provides First State-of-the-Art Dual Fuel Methanol Escort Tugs for Trans Mountain’s Expanded Operations on Canada’s West Coast

In 2021, after a rigorous and competitive process, Trans Mountain, on behalf of shippers for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), awarded KOTUG Canada Inc. a long-term contract to provide enhanced escort towage services for tankers that load crude oil at Trans Mountain’s Westridge Marine Terminal.

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s...

June 2023

Cargill partners with Kotug to launch the world’s first zero-emission electric pusher tug and barge

The vessel will embark on its maiden voyage from the Port of Amsterdam to Cargill’s cocoa factory in Zaandam, the Netherlands

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Cargill has partnered with Kotug International to deploy Kotug’s zero emission E-Pusher™ and E-Barges, the world’s first fully electric pusher boat and barges to transport...

May 2023


Father of ‘Tugnology’ honoured at Riviera Maritime Media’s TUGTECHNOLOGY ’23 in Rotterdam

On 22 May, Ton Kooren, founder of Kotug International and inventor of the Rotortug, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the prestigious maritime sector magazine, International Tug & Salvage. The award, presented at the Postillion...

March 2023

International Women’s Day 2023 – Embrace Equity

The 2023 theme of International Women's Day (IWS) is "Embrace Equity". Kotug supports IWS and embraces equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to contributing to more gender equity in society. This starts with offering the same opportunities for men and women and zero tolerance for gender discrimination. However,...

February 2023

KOTUG Canada and GIT work together to help reduce underwater radiated noise in oceans

KOTUG Canada Inc.*, strongly committed to reducing the impact of operations on the environment, has recently applied revolutionary non-toxic noise reduction coatings to the hull of one of their vessels, the K.J. Gardner.

KOTUG Canada has worked extensively with Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT), an industry leader focused on manufacturing...

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.

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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....