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KTM expands Australian activities

With the construction of a large and powerful Infield Support Vessel ART 100-46, towage provider KT Maritime is continuing to expand its fleet and activities in the Australasian region. The ART 100-46, a customised RotorTug measuring 46 m in length with a bollard pull of 100 tonnes, w
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KT Maritime wins another major contract: offshore operations for ConocoPhilips in Australia

KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded another Infield Support Vessel contract, for ConocoPhillips Bayu Undan operation. The contract is for the design, construction and operation of a new Infield Support Vessel (ISV), which will support ConocoPhillips offshore operat
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Kotug: Long term charter contract Mozambique

KOTUG Mozambique officially started operating in the Port of Nacala, Mozambique with RT Magic and RT Spirit. At noon all the paperwork was concluded and onhire started, at 14.00h RT Magic and RT Spirit were presented by our client CDN to the national press and at 16.00h they started a
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Kotug Brunei & RT Chamption Won “Best Performing Vessel Award – Q4/2015″

Our Rotortug, RT Champion, was awarded the ‘Best Performing Vessel – Q4/2015’ by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd. 22nd January 2016, the certificate of recognition was handed over to the crew on board of RT Champion for their job well done and outstanding services to Brunei Shell
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Kotug and Boskalis Establish European Harbour Towage Joint Venture

KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) have reached agreement on the merger of their European harbour towage operations, so that the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties late 2014 now has been formalized. The joint operations will
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KOTUG Asia makes strong debut in Malaysia with sophisticated Rotortugs

      KOTUG Asia makes strong debut in Malaysia with sophisticated Rotortugs With effect from November 1st, 2015 KOTUG Asia Sdn. Bhd. commenced towage activities with its powerful Rotortugs in the port of Tanjung Pelapas (PTP) Malaysia. KOTUG Asia started its operations
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A Double Celebration for KT Maritime Services Australia

We are proud to announce that RT Kuri Bay was successfully launched at the ASL Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel is one of the three Infield Support Vessels (ISV) being built to support the Shell Prelude Floating LNG Project. RT Kuri Bay is expected to be delivered along with RT Beagl
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Quality and Safety Milestones for KOTUG Brunei

          KOTUG Brunei is fully aligned with Level 2 of the Offshore Vessel Management Self-Assessment (OVMSA) standard and completes 365 days of safe and reliable performance. In October 2014 KOTUG started towage activities at the Brunei LNG terminal with a 100% l
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KOTUG received KVNR Shipping Award for its next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortugs

          KOTUG received KVNR Shipping Award for its next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortugs  We are proud to announce that KOTUG received the KVNR Shipping Award for its ‘next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortugs’. During last night’s and 10th Dutch Maritim
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Partnerships in Power

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Tug Life: Port Hedland

What is Teekay’s Role in the World’s Busiest Port? Mark Thomas oversees Teekay’s tug operation in Port Hedland, Australia. Port Hedland’s claim to fame is that it is the world’s busiest port by volume, the centre of Australia’s iron ore export business. Watch Mark share a 1-minute upd
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KT featured as part of Teekay’s Social Media Week

TK are running a media week on their Australian operations and have included a project brief on KT Maritime’s involvement with Shell Prelude FLNG. Check it out at the link below. http://teekay.com/blog/2014/02/20/teekay-shell-prelude-flng/
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Kotug Welcomes World Largest Car Carrier

21 August 2015, world’s largest car carrier ‘Hoegh Target’ made her maiden voyage to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. KOTUG’s SD Shark welcomed the vessel with a FiFi show. The hybrid Rotortugs RT Evolution and RT Adriaan towed Hoegh Target to her berthing place and
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KOTUG tugs assisted semi-submersible rig Stena Don

July 26th 2015 the semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don arrived for a Special Periodical Survey (SPS) and upgrade in Rotterdam. At Hook of Holland’s breakwater 4 KOTUG (Rotor)tugs connected and assisted the platform to its temporary mooring place at 2nd Maasvlakte for a thrus
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Naming ceremony ART 80-32 hybrid Rotortug Bremerhaven

          Photo left to right: Ard-Jan Kooren (KOTUG), Annika Bootsman-Kleberg (Wallenius), Uwe Magnussen (KOTUG Germany) Ms. Annika Bootsman-Kleberg, Member of the Wallenius’ Board and granddaughter of Olof Wallenius, Swedish entrepreneur and founder of Walle
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Shell Prelude ISV Naming Competition

          Left to Right: Helena Hungerford-Morgan (Saint Mary’s College – Winner of Naming Competition), Mark Thomas (Director of KT Maritime). KT Maritime recently launched a vessel naming competition for the three Shell Prelude Infield Support Vessels (ISVs)
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Multi-annual and exclusive towage contract for KOTUG

1st row from left to right: Jan Ryckbosch (OOCL), Joost Mijderwijk (MOL), Ard-Jan Kooren (KOTUG), Leen Vos (APL), Frans de Vos (NYK Line) and Fred van Zomeren (Hyundai). 2nd row from left to right: Joris Kremer, Harrold van der Meer and Edwin van der Poel (KOTUG). Five members of the
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New Rototug ART80-32 Video

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Further Global Presence KOTUG in Asia

A partnership is established between Kotug Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Johor Port Berhad following on from Johor Port Berhad’s RFP exercise to select the right partner for the provision of maritime towage services in Johor Port area and other identified areas. The strategic collaboration w
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Expanding Global Presence in Brunei (KOTUG)

As from the start of October 2014, KOTUG is assisting all LNG vessels at the Brunei LNG Terminal with three powerful Rotortugs. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company awarded KOTUG as their exclusive towage provider with a 24/7 operation, supported by local management. Three 80-ton + bollard
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KT Maritime to mark Prelude Infield Support Vessel contract at a ‘Steel Cutting Ceremony’

                      A ‘Steel Cutting Ceremony’ for the first of three Infield Support Vessels (ISVs) being constructed by Perth-based KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd to support Shell’s Prelude FLNG project near Broome was
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Kotug Rotortugs Draw Water from Thames to Fight Fire at Tilbury Docks

The Rotortugs RT Leader and RT Champion and fire crews battled flames at Tilbury Docks after a grain conveyor belt caught fire. Two engines each from Orsett, Grays and Rayleigh Weir fire stations arrived at the Port of Tilbury at about 2.50pm on Tuesday as clouds of smoke were billowe
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Partnership Logic Vision and Kotug Results in Tug Vision

Hamburg, Germany, June 18th 2014 International Tug & Salvage Convention Logic Vision and KOTUG are proud to announce their partnership for a new ERP software solution ‘TugVision’, a Microsoft Dynamics NAV add-on solution that supports Towage & Salvage companies in growing thei
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Teekay Offshore Acquires ALP Maritime Services and Orders Four Long-Haul Towage Newbuildings

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or thePartnership) (NYSE:TOO) today announced that it has agreed to acquire ALP Maritime Services B.V. (ALP), a Netherlands-based provider of long-haul ocean towage and offshore installation services to the global offshore oil and gas ind
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Shell Awards Infield Support Vessel contract for Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas to KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd

Shell Awards Infield Support Vessel contract for Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas to KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd. Shell Australia has awarded a major contract for the design, construction and operation of three Infield Support Vessels (ISVs), which will create approxi
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Kotug Offshore Charters ‘ISA’ and ‘Meander’ Tugs for Platform Towage

Kotug Offshore Charters ‘ISA’ and ‘Meander’ Tugs for Platform Towage   Kotug Offshore chartered the tugs AHT ISA and AHT Meander for anchor handling and towage operations of the platform JB118 from the Borwin Alpha Site to the port of Rotterdam. On January 13th, 2014 both tugs st
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KOTUG performed its first assistance on the River Thames, UK

          October 30th 2013, KOTUG’s RT Champion performed her ‘first’ assistance in the Thames on the tanker vessel “STEN IDUN” to the Oikos Jetty, London. As of October 2013, a full 24/7 towage service, supported by KOTUG’s local management, will be availabl
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KOTUG Welcomes World’s Largest Containership, MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller

Friday 16th August 2013, the world’s largest containership, MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrived in Rotterdam on her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. The nautical service providers and KOTUG’s RT Champion welcomed the vessel. MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk
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Name giving ceremony of, RT Ambition

                        International maritime service provider KOTUG celebrated the christening ceremony of one of the latest generation RotorTugs during their traditional “Herring Party” in Bremerhaven, Germany on 13th June
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KOTUG celebrates 25th anniversary in style

During this year’s well attended Rotterdam Herring Party (already the 18th of its kind) on June 5th 2013, KOTUG celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam.   Since 1988 KOTUG has worked as a maritime service provider in the port of Rotterdam; an achieveme
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KOTUG invests in modern powerful tugs

KOTUG invests in modern powerful tugs   As part of the global strategy, KOTUG continues to invest in modern and powerful tugs to provide high quality services with well trained, dedicated and certified crew. We are proud to announce the introduction of the following modern and po
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Christening ceremony of ‘RT Inspiration’ in Singapore

International maritime service provider KOTUG celebrated the christening ceremony of one of the latest generation Rotor®Tugs at the ASL Shipyard in Singapore on February, 26th 2013. The RotorTug ‘RT Inspiration’ and her sister tugs ‘RT Rotation’, ‘RT Sensation’ are built in Singapore
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Teekay to charter three more Rotor®Tugs

Teekay Shipping Australia has boosted towage operations in the Port of Port Hedland in Western Australia, chartering three more 80+ bollard pull tonne Rotor®Tugs on behalf of BHPB Billiton Minerals. The ‘RT Rotation’, ‘RT Sensation’ and ‘RT Inspiration’, supplied under contract with t
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Welcome to our New Website

KT Maritime is pleased to present our new corporate website. Check this space for our latest news, views and industry updates.
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Kotug Chartered Sea Alfa to Assist Newbuild PSV

During her voyage to Norway on December 10th, Christos XXII towed a part of Blue Thunder (new build PSV), when her towing wire broke in severe weather circumstances. Through a Norwegian Broker, KOTUG was approached to assist Christos XXII. Because of busy times in the port, KOTUG char
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DNV Joint Industry Project for LNG Bunkering

Taken from the DNV’s Website: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and nine key members of the Australian maritime, port and energy sectors have established a four-month study organized as a Joint Industry Project (JIP). This JIP’s intention is to facilitate the adoption of LNG fuelled vess
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KOTUG´s new build RotorTug ‘’RT Ambition “ arrived in Bremerhaven

November, 16th KOTUG´s new build RotorTug RT Ambition arrived in Bremerhaven. The tug left ASL Singapore Shipyard on September 22th 2012 and sailed under own power. RT Ambition has a length of 32 m, a width of 12 m, 6.456 BHP and a bollard pull of 84 tons. Due to her three propulsion
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Kotug takes delivery of two Azimuth Tractor Drive Tugs 2412

KOTUG International will shortly be putting two new Damen Azimuth Tractor Drive Tugs 2412 into operation into the German Port of Hamburg. These tugs were ordered by Elisabeth Ltd in Malta and are being chartered by the KOTUG Group. KOTUG is a fast growing towage company expanding its
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