Harbour towage


KOTUG safely assists a vast range of vessels from and to their berthing places at the busiest ports in the world. We are always ready with a dedicated 24/7 service.

KOTUG, in conjunction with its joint venture partners, currently performs 90.000 towage assistances per year. With modern and highly sophisticated tugs, we carry out operations safely and with a minimum number of tugs required per job.


In north-western Europe, KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE, a Joint Venture between KOTUG and SMIT (Boskalis), offers customized towage services in 11 ports in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Joining together the expertise of two leading towage providers, KOTUG SMIT is able to meet and exceed the increasing demands of the maritime industry.

A combined track record of more than 350 years of experience and knowledge in the maritime industry gives KOTUG SMIT an unparalleled precedence in offering competitive services against the highest operational and safety standards within the industry.

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KOTUG continually expands its global services. We provide harbour towage services in Asia,  Australia, Africa and Russia. KOTUG has considerable experience operating through conditions which involve ice and extreme heat.