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Jul 20, 2022

Each year, Marine News magazine profiles 100 of the top firms in the North American workboat sector.From passenger vessels to towboats, tugs and barges. From dredging and offshore energy to pilot, patrol, fire and police boats. OEMs, service providers, shipyards, owners/operators and the full gamut of marine-related businesses are eligible. But, only those who apply before August 10, 2022 will be considered for inclusion…

SAAM Towage Certifies Its Carbon Footprint

Jan 17, 2023

For the fifth year in a row, SAAM Towage was recognized by the Ministry of the Environment’s Huella Chile program for measuring and assuring its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during 2021.“Our commitment is to continually seek alternatives that…

Boluda Towage Starts Ops to Support German FSRU

Dec 30, 2022

Boluda Towage has started towing services at the German port of Lubmin for the first installation of a floating LNG storage plant.The Deutsche ReGas LubminLNG import terminal will become the first operational FSRU-based facility in Germany.…

Large Vessels Require Extra Tug in Port of Rotterdam

Nov 21, 2022

Large vessels are required to have extra tug assistance due to tunnel construction work in the Scheur, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said.From November 12, seagoing vessels exceeding 140 meters long have requires a tugboat on the Scheur between…

Crowley Tugs to Use Shore Power at Port of Lake Charles

Oct 27, 2022

Crowley said its Ocean Class tugboats are now equipped to connect to shore power at the Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana.Shore power infrastructure from Entergy Services, Inc. will allow Crowley's vessels to connect to electricity when not in service instead of running on diesel-fueled generators…

Maersk's Svitzer, APM Terminals Hire 'Transformation' Executives

Oct 11, 2022

Danish shipping and logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk has appointed a pair of executives to lead transformation at its towage and terminals subsidiaries.Sabrina Weymiens has been named Head of Transformation at towage provider Svitzer, and…

Svitzer Aims to Be Fully Carbon Neutral by 2040

May 31, 2022

A.P. Moller-Maersk's towage operator arm Svitzer on Tuesday announced its commitment to become fully carbon neutral by 2040.The Denmark based company said it will am to reduce the CO2 intensity of its entire fleet by 50% by 2030, paving the…

Tokyo Kisen Co Holds Naming Ceremony for Electric Tug Taiga

May 30, 2022

Tokyo Kisen Co on May 26 held a naming and launching ceremony of the electric tugboat Taiga, built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd in Japan.The Taiga is powered by an electric propulsion system that combines  e5Lab-developed large-capacity lithium-ion batteries and a diesel engine…

Hydrotug: World's First Hydrogen-powered Tug Launched

May 23, 2022

Hydrotug, the world's first hydrogen-powered tugboat, has been launched at Armón Shipyards in Navia, Spain, marking a key milestone on the path toward wider adoption of the sustainable, climate neutral fuel in workboat applications.Remaining…

Seaward Marine Adds New Tug Dock

Jan 10, 2022

Norfolk, Va.-based marine services company Seaward Marine Corporation has added a new 260-foot workboat pier to accommodate its seven-boat fleet of tow and tug vessels in Chesapeake, Va.The pontoons for the Seaward Marine project were made in SF Marina Systems' Norfolk…

AWO Applauds Passage of US Infrastructure Bill

Nov 19, 2021

The American Waterways Operators, a trade group representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, said it applauds the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 3684, signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this week…

Svitzer Names Jonasson Managing Director for Scandinavia & Germany

Aug 30, 2021

Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced Mathias Jonasson has been appointed as managing director of its Scandinavia and Germany cluster, effective September 1.Jonasson, who will report to Svitzer Europe’s managing director Lise Demant, has a background…

ADNOC Logistics & Services Acquires Six Stan Tugs from Damen

Aug 24, 2021

ADNOC Logistics & Services has acquired six line boats to provide critical marine services across petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi. The company, the shipping and maritime logistics branch of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), said all the…

Svitzer AMEA Appoints Benjamin-Lea as COO

Apr 27, 2021

On May 2, Tina Benjamin-Lea will take up the position as new COO in Svitzer’s AMEA region, reporting to Svitzer AMEA’s managing director, Nicolai Vinther Friis. Benjamin-Lea brings with her a wealth of experience within logistics after having worked for more than 30 years in the industry…

Svitzer Americas Opens Regional HQ in Panama

Apr 14, 2021

Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced it has opened a new Americas regional headquarters in Panama City.Svitzer said it decided early last year to relocate its Americas headquarters from Miami, U.S. to Panama and move into the Panama Design Center…

Logistics News

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