G6 Chooses Kotug

  • Business & Finance

Five members of the G6 Shipping Alliance (APL, Hyundai, MOL, NYK Line and OOCL) have awarded a multi-annual and exclusive contract to Kotug for towage services in the Port of Rotterdam with effect from January 1, 2015.

Key priorities for the 5 members of the G6-Alliance in the decision to select Kotug as their exclusive towage provider in the Port of Rotterdam, was to find an operator who could deliver 24/7 services based on reliable, innovative, efficient and safe operations.

One of the member carriers said in a statement: ”Our larger ship sizes with capacities of 14,000 up to 20,000 TEU require stronger tugboats. By continuous investment in its fleet capacity and sustainable technologies, Kotug meets our collective growth ambition.”

Alongside towage services, Kotug delivers nautical consultancy services to advise its clients of a new harbour and terminal design.

Kotug’s CEO Ard-Jan KoorenArd-Jan Kooren said: ”Recently, we formed a strategic partnership with STC-Group, an education and knowledge institute for the shipping, transport and port industries. As a result of this partnership a state of the art Rotortug-simulator has been developed. For our clients we can simulate a new harbor, such as Maasvlakte II, or terminal design and berthing layout options in order to advise them about tug power requirements.”

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