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June 17, 2019

AtoB@C Begins Towage in Port of Raahe

AtoB@C Shipping, a ship operator and logistics company, said that it would start to offer port towage and related services in Port of Raahe, Finland in August 2019.

A press release from the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping said that it offers the services equally to all vessels. Port towage and related services shall be offered 24/7 all year round.

“Our long term presence in Port of Raahe provides an excellent base for also offering of towage services. We know the Port, it’s partners and the needs of vessel calling here in Raahe”, says Regional Manager Ari Hurula.

Recently the size of ships calling Raahe has been increasing. This together with variating wind conditions effect the required assistance service level. Approximately 90 per cent of all ships in need of tugboat assistance in Raahe are the company’s own vessels.

SL and AtoB@C Shipping  together are the leading carrier of dry bulk cargo in the Baltic Sea. Fleet consists of 49 vessels and cargo volume is approximately 17 million tons annually.